BSF is primary border guarding organisation of India and termed as First Line of Defence of Indian Territories.
It is the sentinels of Indian borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh.
It came into existence on 1st December, 1965.
It was created by merging various State Armed Police Battalions for achieving a better coordinated synergy between the border guarding functions in peace time and fighting the war during the eventuality on both Western and Eastern fronts.
BSF is deployed on Indo-Pakistan International Border, Indo-Bangladesh International Border, Line of Control (LoC) along with Indian Army and in Anti-Naxal Operations.
Since its inception, BSF has proven its credentials during various counter insurgency and anti-militancy operations, internal security duties, natural calamities etc.
BSF is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of Union of India under the administrative control of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
It is mandated with guarding India’s land border during peacetime and preventing transnational crime.
BSF currently stands as the world’s largest border guarding force.