Feb 29: Country’s two largest paramilitary forces — CRPF and BSF — will get their new chiefs on Monday.
While senior IPS officer and 1981-batch Telangana cadre officer K Durga Prasad will take over as the new Director General of the about 3 lakh personnel-strong CRPF, 1982-batch Rajasthan cadre police officer KK Sharma will head the estimated 2.5 lakh troops of Border Security Force.
The government had announced the new chiefs for these two forces early this month. Prasad and Sharma were serving as the deputy chiefs of their respective paramilitaries. While Prasad’s tenure will last till February next year, Sharma will be in office till September, 2018..
While CRPF is the lead anti-Naxal and counter-insurgency operations force, the BSF is entrusted with guarding the Indo-Pakistan and India-Bangladesh borders.