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Rajni Kant Misra Appointed BSF Chief, SS Deswal to Head SSB

Misra, a 1984-batch IPS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, is at present serving as the SSB chief.

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Updated:September 28, 2018, 12:07 AM IST
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Rajni Kant Misra Appointed BSF Chief, SS Deswal to Head SSB
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New Delhi: Senior IPS officers Rajni Kant Misra and S S Deswal were Thursday appointed director general of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) respectively, according to an official order.

Misra, a 1984-batch IPS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, is at present serving as the SSB chief.

He has been tasked to head the BSF for a period up to his superannuation on August 31, 2019 in place of K K Sharma, who retires this month end, the order issued by the Personnel Ministry said.

Deswal, a 1984-batch IPS officer of the Haryana cadre, will head the SSB in place of Misra. He will hold the post for a period up to his superannuation on August 31, 2021, it said.

About two-lakh strong BSF guards India's frontier with Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The SSB, which has about 90,000 personnel, guards India's borders with Nepal and Bangladesh.

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