BSF and ITBP get new heads

Team India Sentinels Wednesday 25th of August 2021 11:21 PM

New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Pankaj Kumar Singh on Wednesday appointed as director general of the country’s largest border guarding force BSF. He is a 1988-batch Rajasthan-cadre Indian Police Service officer.

Currently, he is serving as the special director general (DG) of the force that guards over 6,300 km of the Indian fronts with Pakistan and Bangladesh.

He will take charge on August 31 after the retirement of IPS officer and ITBP DG S S Deswal, who is holding additional charge of the BSF DG after the tenure of Gujarat cadre officer Rakesh Asthana ended in July.

Singh’s father and retired IPS officer Prakash Singh also headed the Border Security Force (BSF) as its DG in the past. The BSF is about 2.65 lakh personnel in strength.

The government also appointed 1988-batch IPS officers Sanjay Arora (Tamil Nadu cadre) and Balaji Srivastav (AGMUT cadre) as the new heads of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD), a government think tank on police subjects.


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