55th anniversary of Sashastra Seema Bal held in New Delhi

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The 55th anniversary of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) was celebrated at its 25th Battalion, Ghitorni, in New Delhi on December 24, 2018. SSB is the first Border Guarding Force of the Nation to induct women in the year 2007 for border guarding duties.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, was the chief guest at the event. He awarded President’s Police Medal for distinguished service and Police Medal for meritorious service to recipients. He also released the 55th Anniversary issue of ‘SSB Samachar’.

In his address, he announced that Government has approved creation of 650 posts for the intelligence set-up of Sashastra Seema Bal. The SSB parade was attended by the Chief of Nepal Armed Police Force Shri Shailendra Khanal, Deputy Chief of Mission, Bhutan, Shri Sonam Tobgay, DGs of CAPFs and other dignitaries.

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) :

After the Chinese incursion of 1962, it was felt that the borders of the country could not be protected with the force of rifles alone. The government felt the backing and resolute will of a committed border population together with an in-depth understanding and familiarity of the terrain as well as the culture and ethos of the border population was required to defend the borders effectively.