Rajni Kant Misra appointed as DG BSF; SS Deswal as SSB Chief

Senior IPS officers Rajni Kant Misra and S S Deswal  were appointed as Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) respectively, according to an official order.

Misra, a 1984-batch IPS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, is at present serving as the SSB chief.

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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 Department of Personnel and Training 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.

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About 200,000 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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