The Border Security Force (BSF) is a border patrol agency of the Government of India. Established on December 1, 1965, it is a component of the paramilitary forces of India (PMF) and its primary role is to guard India's international borders during peacetime and also prevent transnational crime. Like most paramilitary units of India, the BSF is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is one of the many law enforcement agencies of India.
The unique BSF Camel Contingent during the annual Republic Day Parade. With a strength of 240,000 personnel in 186 battalions, including women battalions, it is one of the world's largest border patrol forces. The current Director General of the BSF is Raman Srivastava.