New Delhi: On the occasion of BSF Raising Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and defence minister Rajnath Singh extended greetings to Border Security Force personnel for diligently protecting the borders.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi on Sunday (December 1) tweeted, "Greetings to all BSF personnel and their families on BSF's Raising Day. This force has been diligently protecting our borders. During natural disasters and crisis situations, BSF personnel have always worked hard to serve our citizens. Best wishes to the BSF family!"

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh poured in wishes to all the BSF personnel and said, "My greetings and best wishes to all @BSF_India personnel and their families on their Raising Day. We are proud of their courage, valour, fortitude and service to the nation."

BSF established on December 1, 1965, is a paramilitary force tasked with guarding India's land border during peacetime and preventing transnational crime. It is under the administrative control of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). It currently stands as the world's largest border guarding force.