Tanushree Pareek becomes India’s first woman combat officer to be commissioned in Border Security Force
Tanushree Pareek becomes India’s the first woman combat officer to be commissioned in the 51-year history of the Border Security Force.
All of 25, Tanushree led the passing out parade of 67 trainee officers that was reviewed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the Border Security Force camp at Tekanpur in Madhya Pradesh.
Tanushree is a resident of Bikaner, Rajasthan and the first woman to join the force in the officer rank after she was selected in the all-India exam conducted by the UPSC in 2014.
Tanushree Pareek becomes India’s the first woman combat officer to be commissioned in Border Security Force
The force had begun induction of woman officers in 2013. The Home Minister himself put the rank stars on the shoulders of Tanushree. She will now be posted to command a unit along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab.
Lauding the force raised in 1965, Rajnath Singh said BSF has changed the rules of engagement at the international borders and now it is a “known entity” in the neighbouring countries.
“BSF is not only the first line of defence but also the first wall of defence,” he said.
The trainee officers, who passed out today, have undergone 52-week training in battle craft, intelligence gathering and other border guarding tasks before being commissioned into the force in the entry rank of Assistant Commandant.
The BSF is primarily tasked to guard two of the most sensitive Indian frontiers with Pakistan and Bangladesh while it is extensively deployed for conducting anti-Naxal operations and rendering other duties in the internal security domain.
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