Topic– Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
4) Discuss the role played by the Border Security Force in protecting the sovereignty and integrity of the nation. (250 words)
Why this question
BSF is an important security organisation which works in varied terrains ranging from the Thar desert to the Jammu Kashmir and in the swamps of eastern India. It is important to know about the role played by this paramount organisation in protecting the sovereignty and integrity of the nation.
Discuss- This is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. We also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.
Key demand of the question
The question wants us to write in detail about the BSF, its role and the role it has played in protecting the sovereignty and integrity of the nation.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – write a few introductory lines about BSF. e.g it was raised in 1965 with the specific purpose of manning the Indian borders as the first line of defence against
infiltration, smuggling and military assault etc. mention that it is a paramilitary organization under the control of Ministry of Home etc.
Discuss the wartime and peacetime role of BSF.
Discuss the role played by the BSF protecting the sovereignty and integrity of India. e.g discuss its role in 1971 Indo Pak war and Liberation of Bangladesh; discuss the role of BSF in Tackling the Problem of Insurgency in North-Eastern India; Terrorism in Punjab and the Role of BSF (1989-1993); Kashmir Militancy; BSF in Operation Vijay: Kargil, 1999; Left-Wing Extremism etc.
Conclusion – sum up your discussion in a few lines and form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the above issue.