There is various kind of responsibilities to conduct a whole country. And one of the very important sectors for conducting a country without any trouble is making sure the protection for the population of the country. And a country like India who has a huge number of population, it is very much important to ensure the safety of the people of the country. BSF is one of those forces who ensure the safety of every people by protecting the border. BSF stands for Border Security Force. So let’s know about their activities and history.
Full Information of BSF
BSF is the paramilitary force of India. The main duty of BSF is guarding the land border of India during peace and prevent the transnational crime. At present, the largest border guarding force of this planet is BSF. It is also one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of India which is under the control of Home Ministry. The headquarter of BSF is at New Delhi.
The State Armed Police Battalion was guarding the borders till 1965. The State Armed Police was not able to handle the situation when Pakistan attacked Chhar Bet, Sardar Post and Beria Bet in 1965. For that reason, the Indian Government planned to establish an armed and trained Border Security Force to protect border. The BSF was established on December 1, 1965, to ensure the security of borders and handle the issues related to borders after the recommendations of the Committee of Secretaries.
BSF performs different tasks in peacetime and wartime. Let’s know some of those.
In peacetime, the tasks are as follows:
• To promote a sense of security among the people near the border areas and provide protection.
• Prevent any kind of unauthorized exit or entry from the border.
• Prevent border crimes and illegal activities like smuggling and other crimes.
BSF is also employed for Internal Security Duties and other law and order duties on the requisition of the State Government. Being a Central Armed Police it is entrusted with policing duties at anywhere aside from its mandate.
In wartime, some of the main tasks are as follows:
• To hold the ground in fixed sectors.
• To provide the extension to the flanks of the main defense line.
• To guide the army in those areas where routes are not known.
• To guard the prisoners of war cages.
• To perform special activities connected with intelligence along with raids.
A huge number of BSF joined the UN Mission services every year. BSF helped the Indian Army to defend the Kargil hills and won the war during the Kargil War in May-July 1999. BSF is taking care of the internal security in Manipur and successfully fighting the insurgency for the last two years. Those are the great achievements of BSF though their sacrifice is uncountable. They are continuously serving their best to ensure the safety of the people of their country.