Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
7) Border Security Force plays a vital role in protecting the sovereignty and integrity of the nation. Comment.(250 words)
Why this question:
BSF is an important security organization 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 organization in protecting the sovereignty and integrity of the nation.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail the role played by the BSF in protecting the borders in terms of sovereignty and integrity of the nation.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Explain in few lines the origin and genesis of BSF.
Discuss the wartime and peacetime role of BSF.
Then move onto explaining 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.
Conclude by reasserting significance of such forces in maintaining peace and harmony.