Training

IMPORTANCE OF TRAINING IN BSF

  1. Border Security Force, one of the largest Para-Military forces in the world, is a versatile force, which is responsible for guarding, round the clock, vast and volatile borders not only against trans-border criminals but also against heavily armed trans-border terrorist as well. Though guarding the borders is the prime commitment, BSF remains heavily and decisively involved in the interior as well in combating insurgency and militancy in various parts of the country. Because of its friendly and human face, BSF remains the much sought after Force for combating and containing serious law and order situations in the trouble prone States. And in case of hot War, BSF works as a force multiplier and contributes substantially towards over all War efforts of the nation as a credible front line Force.
  2. By virtue of this unique dual role, the Border-men more commonly known as “PRAHARI” is required to be a perfect Policeman during peace and a professional soldier during War. Management of borders (International Border), restoration of law and order situation in the interior and fighting a Conventional/Unconventional War are the three challenging assignments which a border-man is required to carry out. In short, these fundamental essentials make the “Training Trilogy” of BSF. Professional proficiency of any Force is directly related to the standard of Training of that Force and it is Primarily due to this commitment that BSF refuses to compromise on its training assignments irrespective of handicaps and heavy orders. BSF believes in sweating during peace to ensure that it does not bleed during War or War like situation.

VARIOUS TRAINING INSTITUTIONS OF BSF AT A GLANCE

  1. Divyang Skill Development Centre (DSDC) is established on 01st Dec’ 2016 at BSF Campus, Chhawla, New Delhi with the aim to ensure that each Divyang is supported to evolve through proper Counselling and retraining so as to bring out his best in terms of re-employability within as well as outside the organization with higher level of self-esteem. Since, establishing of DSDC, DSDC is imparting skill development training for Divyang Yodhas of BSF as well as other CAPFs.
  2. Institute for Border Management and Strategic Studies (IBMASS) is functioning at Chhawla, New Delhi. The institute is functioning to conduct research, evolve strategies and disseminate research findings to evolve an effective and efficient border management regime under MHA with BSF being modal agency. The IBMASS act as a Think Tank to formulate policy on Border Management, Internal Security and related issues

MAJOR TRAINING INSTITUTIONS

For organizing and carrying out “Basic Foundation” training and “In Service Professional Training”, we have three (03) Premier Training Institutions, (05) Special Training Schools and (11) STCs spread across the country. Three main training institutions are :-
  • “BSF Academy Tekanpur” is situated on Gwalior-Jhansi Highway at a distance of 30 kms from Gwalior (M.P) . This is the almamiter of border man.
  • “TRAINING CENTRE AND SCHOOL” (School of Excellence for Counter Insurgency and Commando Type Specialized Training) is located at Meru, 12 Kms off Hazaribagh town. Meru Camp Hazaribagh is the cradle of specialized type training like Commando and Counter Insurgency.
  • “CENTRAL SCHOOL OF WEAPONS AND TACTICS” (School of Excellence for Small Arms) is located on the out-skirts of Indore on Bijasan Road, Here, we refine and sharpen the shooting skills of our “PRAHARIES”.

TRAINING INSTITUTIONS FOR SPECIAL TRAINING

Besides above mentioned three training institutions there are five training schools for special training: -
  • CENTRAL SCHOOL OF MOTOR TRANSPORT (CSMT) GWALIOR (M.P.)
    In order to maintain a high standard of functional efficiency and road worthiness of MT fleet in the Force, the Central School of Motor Transport popularly known as CSMT, was set up at Sagar (M.P) in Jan’ 1963. Initially the School was under the supervision of MP Police and was taken over by BSF in Feb’1971. This school continued to function at Sagar upto 18/11/1979 before shifting to its present location in Tekanpur. Spread over an area of 60 acres, this school of Motor Transport has developed as a prestigious Institution. School has been recognized as “Centre of Excellence” by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Motor Training imparted in CSMT includes :-
    1. Driving and Maintenance course.
    2. Motor Vehicle mechanic course.
    3. Auto Electrician course.
    4. Fleet Management course (Officers)
    5. BSF Recovery driver course.
  • NATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE FOR DOGS(NTCD)GWALIOR (MP.)
    The National Training Centre for Dogs (NTCD) is a premier Training Institution run by BSF on behalf of MHA. The NTCD breeds service dogs, trains dogs and their handlers for BSF, other Central Police Organisation and State Police Organisations. The dogs are trained in basic obedience, narcotics and explosive detection, tracking, guard duties and patrolling. The dogs trained by NTCD have an enviable record of service. Some of the achievement at a glance:-
    1. "HEARO" proud product of NTCD, ensured a seizure of more than Rs.100 crores for Bombay Customs.
    2. "SONU", another proud product of NTCD, effected a seizure of 2.2 crores of high-grade hashish in 1997 at Delhi Airport.
    3. Similarly 'SUKKA' seized 14 kgs of high-grade hashish valued of Rs.1.40 crores for Delhi Customs.
    4. "FANTA" was instrumental in detecting 10 Kgs of RDX during Amarnath Yatra in 1993. Thus played a major role in averting what could have led to a major tragedy.
  • SIGNAL TRAINING SCHOOL-I TIGRI CAMP NEW DELHI
    The Border Security Force, Signal Training School-I is located at Tigri Camp, New Delhi adjacent to Khanpur on M B Road. STS-I, New Delhi is conducting following courses :-
    1. Foundation of CITO Course
    2. CITO Course
    3. PBCC Course
    4. ORL Gde-III
    5. RM Gde- III
    6. Cipher Gde- I, II & III
    7. URM Gde-I & II
    8. IT/IPP
    9. SSC
    10. MR-I
  • SIGNAL TRAINING SCHOOL-II YELAHANKA (BANGALORE)
    The STS-II BSF is located on Chaklate-Bangalore road near Yelahanka, 21 kms off Bangalore town. STS-II, Bangalore is conducting following courses :-
    1. ORL Gde-I, II & III
    2. FTR Gde I, II & III
    3. MR-I
  • ‘G’ TRAINING SCHOOL (GTS), NEW DELHI
    The BSF ‘G’ Training School is located at block ‘C’, 1ST floor, Pushpa Bhawan (Madangir) in South Delhi. GTS, New Delhi is conducting following courses :-
    1. Basic Intelligence Course (BSF + CAPFs
    2. Interrogation Course & III
    3. Detection of Counterfeit Currency, Fake Passport and Narcotics Course
    4. Basic photography Course
    5. Advance Photography Course
    6. GIS & Technical Intelligence course
    7. Intelligence Capsule (CAPFs) Course.
    8. Source Management Course
    9. Counter Insurgency and Security
  • BSF INSTITUTE OF ADVENTURE AND ADVANCE TRAINING (BIAAT), DEHRADUN
    BSF Institute of Adventure & Advance Training (BIAAT) is imparting specialized training on mountaineering, river rafting, survival etc. for BSF and other CAPFs/SPOs. BIAAT has trained 2293 pers of BSF and CAPFs/SPOs pers so far.
  • COUNTER INSURGENCY AND ANTI-TERRORIST SCHOOL (CIAT) AT KARAHALLI, BANGALORE
    -Counter Insurgency and Anti-Terrorist School (CIAT) located at Karahalli (Bangalore) is providing anti-naxal operations training for BSF Battalions deployed in LWE states.
  • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF COASTAL POLICING (NACP) AT OKHA (GUJARAT)
    National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP) has been established during the year 2018 at Okha (Gujarat) to impart training on coastal policing to coastal states/UTs. First batch of Marine Police Foundation Course Srl No. 1 conducted w.e.f. 29th Oct 2018.
  • SUBSIDIARY TRAINING CENTRES (STC)
    In addition to above training institutions, BSF has (11) Subsidiary Training Centres. Basically these are the breeding and training centres for various field formations. Coverage and establishments in 2 tiers :-
    1. STCs COVERING BORDER STATES
      • STC BSF Hamhama (Kashmir)
      • STC BSF Udhampur (Jammu)
      • STC BSF Kharkan Camp (Punjab)
      • STC BSF Jodhpur (Rajasthan)
      • STC BSF Baikunthpur, Siliguri (Bengal)
      • STC BSF Chura Chandpur, Manipur (Assma, Manipur, Meghalaya and Nagaland)
    2. STCs COVERING HINTER LAND
      • STC BSF Tekanpur (Gwalior)
      • STC BSF Yelahanka (Banglore)
      • STC BSF Hazaribagh (Jharkhand)
      • STC Chakur (Maharashtra)
      • STC BSF Indore (MP)
      These are the nodal training centres where 800-1000 recruits always remain under training, thus training approximately 10000 recruits every year.

    THE PRIDE OF REPUBLIC DAY PARADE

    Although marching contingents of foot columns BSF Brass Band, Camel Mounted Band and Trick Riders grace the Republic Day Parade celebrations every year, “Camel Mounted Band of BSF, Guinness book of record holder and the only band of its kind in the world, remains the pride of Rajpath on 26th January. Aura of this unique Camel Mounted Band is irresistible to such an extent that a British, 54 Delegation, attending Republic Day Parade during 1999 extended an on the spot invitation to BSF for permitting this majestic Camel Mounted Band to take part in the Tatto show being organized at Edinburgh UK in 2000 AD as a [art pf Edinburg Military Tattoo Show celebrations. Pride of Rajpath has now become the pride of the nation with this unique honour.


    "MORE YOU SWEAT DURING PEACE LESS YOU BLEED DURING WAR"


    BSF has the unique distinction of training large number of trainees from foreign Countries like Bhutan, Nepal, Mauritius, Kenya, Malaysia, Palestine etc. Till 1999, BSF has trained 298 personnel of various categories from foreign Countries in addition to training approximately 9000 to 10000 (400 to 500) recruits and 4000 to 5000 service personnel from their own organization in our training institutions.

Latest News