What is the full form of bsf ?

Bsf : Border security force

Border security force is India's Primary border guarding organisation. It is one among the six Central Armed Police Forces of India, and was raised within the wake of the 1965 War on 1 December 1965, "for ensuring the security of the borders of India and for matters connected there with".

It is a paramilitary charged with guarding India's land border with Pakistan and Bangladesh during peacetime and preventing transnational crime at an equivalent , it's various active roles during an outbreak of war. It is comes under Ministry of Home Affairs. The BSF has its own cadre of officers but its head, designated as a Director-General (DG), since its raising has been a politician from the Indian Police Service.

BSF is additionally employed for Internal Security Duties and other law and order duties on the requisition of the government . Being a Central Armed police it are often entrusted with policing duties at anywhere aside from its mandate.

Operations :

The BSF was given the task in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in Jammu And Kashmir, Punjab, and therefore the Northeastern Seven Sister States. While in Punjab, BSF took Part in operations like Amsonia tabernaemontana , Black Thunder 1 & 2 till 1989 and when the insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir broke call at 1989, the BSF handover the Counter Insurgency Operations to CRPF and Punjab Police and moved towards state of Jammu & Kashmir. In Jammu and Kashmir, state police and therefore the thinly-deployed Central Reserve police (CRPF) struggled to cope up with the spiraling violence, and therefore the Indian government deployed the BSF in Jammu and Kashmir to combat terrorists.

In Jammu and Kashmir, BSF initially suffered casualties from insurgent attacks but later saw successes. During the initial years, terrorists activity had even reached parts of jammu and Himachal Pradesh, however it had been only due operation by BSF that by late 90s, area of activity had restricted to only the valley. BSF was also successful in setting up a robust HUMINT network. BSF is also credited for killing Ghazi Baba chief of Jaish-e-Mohammed and the mastermind of the 2001 Indian Parliament attack—in August 2003 along with his deputy commander. The BSF raided Baba's hideout in Srinagar and he was killed within the ensuing gun battle along side his deputy chief.

However, with changing tactical and operationnal conditions, and expansion & modernization of State police. Despite the BSF was withdrawn from counter-terrorism operations in Jammu and Kashmir in 2006. Government then withdrew all the 16 BSF battalions and diverted back to protect the Indo-Pak border and Bangladesh–India border|Indo-Bangladesh border]]. Some units of BSF are also deployed Central India to Combat Naxal violence Counter-Maoist operations are diversified between ITBP and BSF. BSF is deployed in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, where Naxal strength is relatively thinner than that of other parts of Bastar region. At present total 15 battalions of BSF are stationed in several parts of Kanker district to combat the Naxal menace. 


  • Director General (Level 17 - Available only to IPS officers on deputation)
  • Special Director General (Level 16 - Available only to IPS officers on deputation)
  • Additional Director General (Level 15)
  •  Deputy Inspector General (DIG) (Level 13A)
  •  Commandant (Level 13)
  • Second-In-Command (Level 12)
  • Deputy Commandant (Level 11)
  • Assistant Commandant (3 stars)
  • Assistant Commandant (2 stars) (Junior Time Scale/Level 10)

Equipment :

All the equipment including the uniforms, weapons, ammunition, vehicles such as the bullet proof vehicles, troop carriers, logistics vehicles, mine protected vehicles are manufactured indigenously at the Indian Ordnance Factories under control of the Ordnance Factories Board

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