05 February 2017

50 years of raising of the Border Security Force (BSF) 21.10.2015

India released a commemorative stamp to mark 50 years of raising of country’s largest border guarding force BSF on 21st October 2015. The Rs 5 stamp depicts BSF’s camel patrol in the hot deserts of Thar in  who are deployed there as part of their duty to guard the International Border between India and Pakistan.  The about 2.5 lakh personnel strong force was raised in 1965 and apart from securing the Indo-Pak border it is also entrusted with securing the Indo- Bangladesh border.

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