Government of India has appointed Rakesh Asthana as the new director-general of the Border Security Force (BSF). Currently, DG Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP) chief S S Deswal was holding the additional charge of BSF since March this year.
Asthana is currently heading the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) with an additional charge of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), will assume full-time charge of the border guarding force deployed at the approximately 2,280 km long border with Pakistan.
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- The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has stated that 1986 batch IPS officer, V S K Kaumudi, who is currently the director-general of BPRD (Bureau of police research and development) has been appointed as special secretary (internal security) or SS(IS) in the ministry of home affairs.
- Another 1986 batch IPS officer, Jawed Akhtar has been appointed as DG Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard.
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- BSF formed: 1 December 1965; BSF Headquarters: New Delhi.