Sunday, December 1, 2013

48th BSF Day: First time Mahila Contingent will march with Berretta and X95 weapons

New Delhi, Sat, 30 Nov 2013
First time in the history of BSF Day Parade, BSF Mahila contingent in full regalia will march with Berretta & X95 weapon on the occasion of 48th BSF Day, which is going to be held at Chhawla Camp, Delhi on 1st December 2013. Mahila marching foot contingent is consisting of 1 Lady Officer namely Dr Shafina Sawhney, 02 SO?s and 42 Mahila Constables. Their average height is 5 feet 3 Inch. During marching, all Mahila Constables will carry Berratta Rifle whereas Mahila Sub Inspector?s (Contingent Commanders) will carry X95 Rifle. There uniform will be Camouflaged destructive pattern (Combat).
For the first time BSF inducted Mahila GD Constables in 2008 and then inducted Sub Inspector (GD) in 2009 and now inducting Mahila Assistant Commandant as Officers (GD) in 2013.

Camel Contingent is part of BSF Day parade on 1st Dec 2013, Camel Contingents are not merely the parade of the magnificent force, but also that of the entire nation. Troops of the BSF on camels, holding various modern arms of combat and the BSF musical band. Contingent on Camels will inspire as well elevate the head and heart of the millions or viewers.
On BSF day people will also witness the heart throbbing Dare Devil BSF Motor Cycle show by the Name ?JANBAZ?. BSF Motor Cycle team was started in the year 1990 with the aim to display dare devil shows riding 350 cc Enfield bullet motor cycle bikes.
Over the period of time the team has achieved many successes by performing dare devils shows at various national occasions throughout the country and brought laurels to this elite Force. Since its inception the team has recorded its name in the Limca Book of World Records and has become known to the whole nation.
This is the first time, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will be the chief guest and will take ceremonial salute from the troops of World?s largest Border Guarding Force at a guard of honour function on 48th Raising day.
Needless to say, BSF, an elite force of the country, was raised on 1st Dec 1965 with the primary responsibility to safeguard International Borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh. These borders, were manned by respective state Armed Police. However, the armed aggression by Pak forces, on 9th April 1965, against Sardar Post, Chhar Bet and Beria Bet in Gujarat exposed the necessity of a uniform force to safeguard these sensitive borders.
The need of the hour was a force that was trained like army to guard the borders and worked like police to check Trans border crimes. With the recommendations of a committee of secretaries, the Border Security Force came into being on 1st Dec 1965 under the dynamic leadership of Shri K F Rustamji.
The nascent force grew up from strength to strength to become one of the best and trusted professional forces in the country. The Crucial role played by the BSF in liberation of Bangladesh is unforgettable.

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