GANGTOK, Dec 20 - The Sashastra Seema Bal�s (SSB) Gangtok Sector today celebrated the 57th anniversary of the force with a glittering function at Marchak following all COVID-19 related precautions.
On this occasion, Inspector General BK Pal conveyed his greetings to all the members of the force.
Pal said in its 57-year-long journey, SSB has been successful in creating a strong rapport with the people living along the borders and has earned the name of �friendly force�. He said SSB was established in the year 1963 in the form of Special Service Bureau after the 1962 India-China war with the aim of creating solidarity among the border people and fostering national unity among them.
After it was renamed and turned into a border guarding force under the Union Home Ministry in 2001, it has been guarding the country�s borders with Nepal and Bhutan, he informed.