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46th BSF Raising Day

46th BSF Raising Day 



30.11.2011 03:26:16 - Nksagar-Sagar Media inc: New Delhi:
BSF force celebrates its 46th year anniversary is force to reckon with responsible for managing the borders of about 6387 KM on Western and Eastern Sectors.


(live-PR.com) - BSF of 169 Battalions, which has its own Air and Water Wings, Artillery Regiments and can rightly boast of its Training Institutes. The force which grew from 25 Battalions in the year 1965 is presently the largest Border Guarding force of the world.BSF has played a key role in nation's security. The rich & valiant contribution of BSF
during the Indo-Pak war of 1971, in fighting insurgency & militancy in Punjab, J & K and North- East and recently in the areas affected by Left Wing Extremism not only highlights the glorious past but encourages us to strive for greater heights in future.

Anti-Naxal operations are set to be intensified in affected states with the induction of 2,000 newly trained BSF personnel and seven new helicopters. Border Security Force (BSF) to deploy its two new battalions in Chhattisgarh and Orissa, official sources said. The force has already ten battalions in operation in these two states. With this, the total strength of central forces involved in the anti-Maoist drive will go up to about 93,000 personnel. They include 76 battalions of CRPF and five of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

A battalion has approximately 1,000 personnel. Six new MI-17 choppers and a 'Dhruv' Advanced Light Helicopter will be deployed in these areas. They will be operated by the BSF air-wing.

"We are adding a considerable number of aircraft to our air-wing," BSF Director General U K Bansal said during the forces' annual press conference here today. "The two new battalions have already finished their training and will be deployed in Chhattisgarh and Orissa including at the borders of these two states," sources said, adding the move to induct the fresh contingents and the choppers was taken sometime back.
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