GUWAHATI, Aug 14: In recognition of the selfless service rendered by BSF officers and jawans, the President of India announced total 70 medals to the BSF personnel on the occasion of Independence Day, 2022 including 19 Police Medals for gallantry, 5 President’s Police Medals for distinguished service and 46 Police Medals for Meritorious Service.
True to its tradition, Border Security Force Guwahati Frontier once again kept its flag high by achieving one President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPMDS) and one Police Medal for meritorious service. Kamaljit Singh Banyal, IG BSF Guwahati Frontier is conferred with President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service for his long service career marked with high sense of discipline, devotion towards duty, effective leadership and unquestioned integrity.
Banyal, a 1986 batch officer of BSF cadre, started his journey with BSF in 1986 as Assistant commandant. He has vast experience of working at various higher positions at Force Headquarters, India-Pakistan and Indo-Bangladesh International Border, terrorism-prone areas of Jammu & Kashmir and Naxal-affected areas of Orissa. He also had a tenure in the Special Protection Group (SPG). In the past, he has also been awarded the Police Medal for Meritorious Service.
Gobind Ballabh Pathak, deputy commandant BSF deployed at water wing Dhubri is also conferred with Police Medal for Meritorious Services.
On these achievements, Pankaj Singh, IPS, DG BSF has congratulated all the awardees emphasising that BSF has shown utmost dedication towards safeguarding of international borders of India with professional acumen and a lot of sacrifices of its men. These medals are in recognition of exceptional contributions made by BSF personnel in service of the nation.