Border Security Force is one of the Central Armed Police Forces of India raised in the wake of the 1965 War on 1st Dec 1965, when 25 Battalions of State Armed Police of bordering States were embodied for ensuring the security of India’s borders.
This glorious Force charged with guarding India’s land border during peacetime and various active roles during an outbreak of War.
Today, BSF has emerged to be the World’s Largest Border Guarding Force and India’s First line of Defence, which participated in all major border conflicts with Pakistan, Internal Security and Counter Insurgency Operations. During the nascent years of its raising, Force was also tasked to assist Mukti Vahini for Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.
It is on record that BSF was mobilized before the actual war had broken out during Liberation War of Bangladesh. The contribution of the Border Security Force in safeguarding National Security during War and Peace is praiseworthy and always recognized by the Govt at all levels and general public.
The State of Tripura has also played a vital role during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 with many sacrifices to mark utmost zeal and pride. There are many stories of BSF personnel belonging to the State of Tripura, who sacrifices their lives on the line of their duty. At the same time, hundreds of stories of BSF personnel belonging to other part of the Country are also there to sing the valour of their supreme sacrifice during the service of Nation at Tripura State as well as their commitment to national security, patriotism and high order of professionalism.
International Boundary all along the State of Tripura measuring 856 kms is being guarded by the BSF by high level of zeal and motivated Bordermen deployed in Tripura to deliver their best in adverse weather and challenging conditions.
Field Formations under Tripura Frontier has launched various operations and special drive against interstate and cross border smuggling of contrabands including Narcotics particularly Ganja and Yaba Tablets. During this year, till 26th Nov 2019, BSF deployed on Tripura border seized contraband/smuggled goods worth Rs. 32,92,03,384/- in addition to destruction of 43,200 ganja plants spread over on 22 acres of land in joint operation with Forest Deptt and local police. Further, apprehended 236 persons (Indian-117, BD-65, Rohingyas-53 and Nigerian-01) on International Border.
BSF Tripura Frontier is also celebrating 55th BSF Raising Day all over the State by conducting various programme like Civic Action Programmes, Medical Camps, Screening of BSF/Patriotic Movies, Run/Rally involving school children, Debate competitions, Cultural programmes, School visits by senior BSF officials, Display of BSF band at public locations, felicitation of widows/NOKs of BSF Martyrs and Retirees, Conduct of sports activities, Dog show by BSF Dog squad, Awareness Programme regarding Swach Bharat Abhiyaan / Ayusman Yojna, Pre Recruitment training to border youths etc. were organized by this Frontier and under command Headquarters’ with dignity and pride.
BSF also maintain good relations with its counterpart Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). Both the Border Guarding Forces have raised the level of understanding and friendship by various levels of talks, meetings and joint operations to prevent the trans-border crimes on International Border.