Rajni Kant Misra appointed as BSF Chief | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

Rajni Kant Misra appointed as BSF Chief

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Senior IPS officers Rajni Kant Misra and S S Deswal were Thursday appointed director general of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) respectively.

Misra, a 1984-batch IPS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, is at present serving as the SSB chief. He has been tasked to head the BSF for a period up to his superannuation on August 31, 2019 in place of K K Sharma, who retires this month end, the order issued by the Personnel Ministry said.

Deswal, a 1984-batch IPS officer of the Haryana cadre, will head the SSB in place of Misra. He will hold the post for a period up to his superannuation on August 31, 2021, it said. About two-lakh strong BSF guards India’s frontier with Pakistan and Bangladesh. The SSB, which has about 90,000 personnel, guards India’s borders with Nepal and Bangladesh.

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