Vivek Kumar Johri takes charge as Director General of BSF
Vivek Kumar Johri took charge as the Director General of BSF (Border Security Force) on Saturday.
New Delhi: Vivek Kumar Johri took charge as the Director General of BSF (Border Security Force) on Saturday.
Johri, a 1984-batch officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, took charge from his batch-mate Rajni Kant Mishra at the BSF headquarters in CGO Complex at Lodhi Road.
Mishra, an Indian Police Service officer from the Uttar Pradesh cadre, retired after occupying the top post of the BSF for less than a year.
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BSF Force HQ, New Delhi
Shri Vivek Kumar Johri took over the charge of Director General #BSF
He is the 25th Director General of Border Security Force. Shri Johri belongs to 1984 batch of the Indian Police Service (Madhya Pradesh Cadre) pic.twitter.com/aUIqBQNbvo
Mishra took over as the BSF DG in October last year.
The new DG, Johri, will retire in September next year and is the 25th chief of the force that was raised in 1965.
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The new chief was accorded a guard of honour before he took the baton from Mishra, a BSF spokesperson said.
Johri has been serving as the Special Secretary in the external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), under the Cabinet Secretariat, till now.
He was appointed as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Union home ministry on July 29 so that he can take over as the BSF DG.
An engineering graduate from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal, Johri has earlier served in the CBI apart from serving in his cadre state.
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The BSF, with a present strength of over 2.6 lakh personnel, is the country's largest border guarding force and is tasked with securing two of India's most important borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh, apart from rendering a variety of duties in the internal security domain of the country.
The two other border guarding force under the home ministry are ITBP (China) and SSB (Nepal and Bhutan). (PTI)