BSF first female camel squad to be deployed along India Pak Border

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Border Security Force (BSF) will soon deploy its first female camel riding squad along the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan and Gujarat.


  • The female camel riding squad participated for the first time in the BSF Raising Day Parade on 1st December. This Squad is the first of its kind in the world.
  • Giving this information, DIG BSF Bikaner, Pushpendra singh Rrathore said that Intensive training was given to this squad at the Bikaner Regional Headquarters of BSF under the supervision of skilled trainers
  • The BSF is the only force in the country to have the Camel Contingents and the Camel Mounted Band.
  • BSF, traditionally known as the 'first line of defence', the Camel Contingents are used to keep a vigil in the vast expanse of the Thar Desert.

Border Security Force (BSF) :

  • It is one of the 7 Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in India. It was set upon 1 December 1965. 
  • It is the only CAPF which has an Air Wing, Water wing and Artillery wing.
  • It comes under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • It is also known as the ’first line of defence' in India.
  • Director General of BSF : Pankaj Kumar Singh

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