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Sashastra Seema Bal

  • 20 Dec 2019
  • 2 min read

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Recently, the 56th Raising Day Parade of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) was held in New Delhi.

Key Points

  • SSB comes under the aegis of the Ministry of Home Affairs and a part of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), along with six other central security forces in India (Assam Rifles, Border Security Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Indo Tibetan Border Police and National Security Guard).
  • It was established as Special Service Bureau in May 1963, in the aftermath of the Chinese aggression in 1962.
  • It was declared a lead intelligence agency for Indo Nepal in June 2001 and assigned the Indo Nepal border. In 2004, it was also assigned Indo Bhutan border.
  • In 2004, SSB received the President’s Colours in recognition of the keystone role in national security, since its inception.
  • Responsibilities:
    • To promote a sense of security among the people living in the border areas.
    • To prevent trans border crimes and unauthorized entry into or exit from Indian territory.
    • To prevent smuggling and other illegal activities on Indian frontiers.
  • It is headquartered in New Delhi and three frontier headquarters are at Lucknow (UP), Patna (Bihar) and Guwahati (Assam).
  • It is spread out on Indo Nepal and Indo Bhutan borders across the states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

President's Colours: It is the highest honour bestowed upon a regiment in recognition of their contribution to the security of the nation.

Source: IE

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