What is the full form of BSF
BSF: Border Security Force
BSF stands for Border Security Force. It is a paramilitary force of India. Its main duty is guarding India?s land border during peace and prevent the transnational crime. At present, it is the world?s largest border guarding force. It is also one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of India and is under the administrative control of Home Ministry. It is headquartered at New Delhi. As of July 2017, Devendra Kumar Pathak is the chief of BSF.
Till 1965, the State Armed Police Battalion was guarding the borders. When Pakistan attacked Sardar Post, Chhar Bet and Beria Bet in 1965, the State Armed Police was not able to handle the situation. So, the Government of India planned to establish armed and trained Border Security Force. After the recommendations of the Committee of Secretaries, the BSF was established on 1 December 1965 to ensure the security of borders and handle the issues related to borders. The first chief of BSF was Mr. K F Rustamji.
BST performs different tasks in peace time and war time.
In peace time, the tasks are as follows:
In war time, some of the major tasks are as follows: