Tanushree Pareek Becomes First Woman Field Officer of BSF (Download PDF)

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Tanushree Pareek became the first woman combat officer to be commissioned in the 51-year history of the Border Security Force, the country’s largest border guarding force. 51 are direct entry officers while 16 have joined the officer ranks on promotion.

First woman combat officer commissioned Tanushree Pareek

First Woman Combat Officer Commissioned Tanushree Pareek

First woman combat officer commissioned Tanushree Pareek


  • She was trained last year in a 52-week Assistant commandant-training programme with the 40th batch of the BSF academy.
  • Home minister himself put the rank stars on the shoulders of Pareek during the piping ceremony.
  • She was the first woman to gain direct entry into the BSF, which had started inducting women into its ranks in 2013.
  • BSF officers and jawans have laid down their lives in service to the nation.

About Border Security Force:

  • Is the primary Border guarding force of India.
  • BSF is not only the first line of defence but also the first wall of defence.
  • It is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of the Union of India.
  • It is a Union Government Agency under the administrative control of Ministry of Home Affairs.

BSF’s role during wartime:

BSF's role during wartime

BSF’S Role During Wartime

BSF’s role during wartime

- Published/Last Modified on: April 2, 2017


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