Modi, Shah greet BSF on its 56th Raising Day. Image Source: IANS News

New Delhi, Dec 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) on its 56th Raising Day saying it has distinguished itself as a valorous force, committed to protect the nation and assist citizens during natural calamities.

"Best wishes to all BSF personnel and their families on the special occasion of their Raising Day. BSF has distinguished itself as a valorous force, unwavering in their commitment to protect the nation and assist citizens during natural calamities. India is proud of BSF," Modi said in a tweet.

BSF, 'India's first line of defence' was officially raised in accordance with an Act of Parliament on December 1, 1965, soon after the India-Pakistan War of 1965.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also greeted the BSF on its Raising Day saluting their bravery.

In a tweet in Hindi he said, "The BSF has always lived up to its motto 'Duty for Life' (Jeevan Paryant Kartavya) with its bravery and prowess. Today, on the 56th Raising Day of BSF, I salute all the brave personnel of the force for their national service and dedication. India is proud of its victorious 'Border Security Force'."

-- The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text

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