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Siliguri Frontier

Established by whom and when: - By Shri S.K. Goutam, IPS/IG on 01.04.2011.
No. Of BN, AOS, Sector and areas of deployment:- 

Sl No

No. of Bns/AOS

Sectors

Areas of deployment

District

State

1

12th Bn Kishanganj

Ranidanga

Kishanganj

Bihar (INB)

2

19th Bn Thakurganj

Kishanganj & Darjeeling

Bihar & West Bengal (INB)

 

3

 

41st Bn Ranidanga

Darjeeling

West Bengal     (INB)

4

29th Bn, Khaprail.

5

AO Darjeeling

6

AO Kishanganj

7

36th Bn Gayzing

Gangtok

West

Sikkim (INB)

8

AO Sikkim

9

46th Bn Malbazar

Jalpaiguri

East, Darjeeling & Jalpaiguri

Sikkim & West Bengal (IBB)

10

17th Bn Falakata

Jalpaiguri & Alipurduar

West Bengal (IBB)

11

53rd Bn, Simlabari     

 (at Falakata)

Alipurduar

12

34th Bn H-More.

Alipurduar

13

AO Falakata

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West Bengal

14

63rd Bn, Barasat.

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24 Parganas (North)

West Bengal

 


Brief of operational history:- 

  1. Siliguri Frontier was raised on 1st April 2011 with its Hqrs at Kolkata.  Later on its KLP shifted to Siliguri on 16th May 2011 due to operational suitability. 
  2. Siliguri Frontier has been carved out of North Bengal part in West Bengal and East district in Sikkim of Guwahati Frontier along Indo Bhutan Border and Kishanganj - Thakurganj parts of  Bihar, Darjeeling in West Bengal and West District, Sikkim of Patna Frontier along Indo Nepal border consisting  of 09(nine) Bns and 04(four) Areas.
  3. Siliguri Frontier consists of 03 SHQs, 10 Bns (including 01 Reserve-63th Bn), 03 TCs for Recruits (FTC Ranidanga, STC Falakata & ATC Barasat), 01 ITS at Kolkata and 04 AO Offices. 
  4. It covers 530 kms international border, which includes 315 kms of Indo-Nepal and 215 kms of Indo-Bhutan Borders. 
  5. Its Area of Responsibility runs through states of Bihar (Kishanganj District), West Bengal (Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Alipruduar districts) and Sikkim (East and West Districts). 
  6. 05 Bns i.e. 12th Bn at Kishanganj, 19th Bn at Thakurganj, 41st Bn at Ranidanga, 29th Bn at Khaprail and 36th Bn at Gangtok deployed along Indo Nepal Border having 18 BOPs each. At Present 90 BOPs deployed along INB. 
  7. Similarly, 04 Bns i.e. 46th Bn, Malbazar, with its 18 BOPs (06 BOPs in Sikkim and 12 BOPs in WB), 17th Bn Falakata with 13 BOPs, 53rd Bn, with 14 BOPs and 34 Bn at Hindusthan-more with 12 BOPs along IBB have been deployed.  At present 57 BOPs deployed along IBB.
  8. 63rd Bn, reserve Bn of Siliguri FTR is presently deployed at Barasat (WB).

 



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