The Border Security Force (BSF) is celebrating the golden jubilee of its raising. Established on 1st December, 1965 this primary border police are also known as “The first wall of Defence”.
After independence, the State armed police battalions had the responsibility of manning their respective borders with neighboring countries. But, in 1965 war with Pakistan, the government realized the inadequacy of state armed police battalions coping with the aggression and ferocity of enemy attacks. Thus, a specialized centrally administered border security force was conceptualized which came into being on 01st December, 1965 under the leadership of Khusro Faramurz Rustamji.
Though, the primary role of BSF was to guard India’s borders, it played a significant role during the 1971 war and excelled as an elite Indian force. The ethos of BSF is “Any task, Anytime, Anywhere” and they have dedicated their life to execute their motto “Duty unto death”. Seeing their zeal and passion, they have been entrusted with task of handling cross border terrorism as well which is quite rampant.
We appreciate the dedication of these fearless soldiers and salute them for working tirelessly and courageously to keep our borders safe and the country secure. Jai Hind.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet praising the BSF for its contribution towards nation’s safety and congratulating them on the Golden jubilee of raising day.