Brief Introduction of S.S.B

SSB was set up in early 1963 in the wake of the Indo-China conflict to inculcate feelings of national belonging in the border population and to develop their capabilities for resistance through a continuous process of motivation, training, development, welfare programmes and activities in the then NEFA, North Assam, North Bengal, hills of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Ladakh. The scheme was later extended to Manipur, Tripura, Jammu, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Mizoram, South Bengal, Nagaland and Nubra Valley, Rajouri and Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. SSB endeavored to present a benign face of the government among border populace in the far flung and inaccessible areas subscribing to the ETHOS of Service, Security and Brotherhood. The local populace always found SSB standing steadfastly with them during difficult times. Pursuant to the recommendations of the Group of Ministers on reforming the National Security System, SSB was rechristened as SASHASTRA SEEMA BAL and declared as border guarding force and lead intelligence agency (LIA) for Indo-Nepal border (January, 2001) and assigned the task of guarding the 1751 km long Indo-Nepal border along the states of Uttaranchal, (275 km- Distts. 03), Uttar Pradesh (551 km - Distts. 07), Bihar (726 km - Distts.-07), West Bengal (100 km - Distt-01) and Sikkim (99 km). In March 2004, SSB was assigned the task of guarding the 699 km stretch of Indo-Bhutan border along the states of Sikkim- (32 km.), West Bengal ( 183 km- Distts.-02), Assam (267 km- Distts.-04) and, Arunachal Pradesh (217 km- Distts.-02).


Started functioning as Frontier Administrative Officers’ Training Centre (F.A.O.T.C.) w.e.f. 28th October, 1963 at Holiday camp, Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra). On 15th June, 1966, this Centre was shifted to Panchgani (Maharashtra) and again shifted to Gwaldam, Uttarakhand in 1970. In Sept. 2004, it was renamed as Sashastra Seema Bal Academy and shifted to Srinagar (Garhwal) and started functioning w.e.f. 21st Oct 2004. As per the relocation policy of the force head quarter and to provide better infrastructure and training facilities SSB Academy once again relocated at chandukheri , Bhopal. It is started functioning from SSB Academy, Bhopal since 1st june 2017 The Academy caters for the basic training of directly recruited Assistant Commandants, Promotional courses for Officers up to the rank of DIG, Commando course, TOT on Border Management, Basic Recruit Training Course and Special courses for Other Police forces. Part of the Academy still functions at Gwaldam and has been renamed as Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare School. CI&JW School conducts the Rock Climbing, Medium altitude, High Altitude, Snow survival, Basic Disaster Response Course, Junior Level Management Courses, BRTC and the CI&JW course for SSB and other Sister Organizations.

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