As per the official website of The Border Security Force (BSF), ‘India’s first line of defence’ was officially raised in accordance with an Act of the Indian Parliament on December 1, 1965, soon after the India-Pakistan War of 1965.
The BSF, which is the largest border guarding force in the world, is celebrating its 56th Raising day on December 1, 2020. The BSF has always lived up to its motto `Duty for Life` (Jeevan Paryant Kartavya) with its bravery and prowess. It is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of the Union of India. BSF has been termed as the First Line of Defence of Indian Territories to assist the Army. Tasked with guarding India-Bangladesh and India-Pakistan borders, BSF plays a very vital role in ensuring the security and integrity of the nation. The Central Armed Police Force was conceived by the policymakers as a force which is capable of guarding the borders during wars. It is led by DG Rakesh Asthana.
Expressing pride on the occasion of the 56th ‘Raising Day’ of the Border Security Force (BSF), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the force has distinguished itself with its unwavering commitment to protect the nation and assist citizens during natural calamities. “Best wishes to all BSF personnel and their families on the special occasion of their Raising Day. BSF has distinguished itself as a valorous force, unwavering in its commitment to protect the nation and assist citizens during natural calamities. India is proud of BSF!” Prime Minister Modi tweeted. Union Home Minister Amit Shah also saluted brave personnel of the force for their national service.