PROTECTORS OF A BILLION HEARTBEATS
The BSF was created to protect India’s international borders.
They played a pivotal role in the 1971 Indo-Pak War as they stepped in and took charge till the time the Indian Army arrived.
The March with Army
BSF officers and troops advanced into East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) with the Indian Army. An exclusive mention tells us how the South Bengal Frontier headquarters at 2-B, Lord Sinha Road was converted into an operational room for the political high command and liberating forces of Bangladesh. It was here that strategies were drawn out against our enemies.
Two Facets of BSF
The BSF not only guarded India’s borders in times of war, they also showed their benign side.
The thousands of refugees who poured into India from all corners of Bangladesh during the 1971 war, were evacuated, provided shelter for and taken care of by them. The BSF doctors worked round the clock relentlessly to render assistance and fought hard against the prevalent epidemics.
These are the two facets of the BSF - If they can fight fiercely, they can also protect unconditionally.