Sashastra Seema Bal

Sashastra Seema Bal

Sashastra Seema Bal or SSB, in English the Armed Border Force is one of India's Central Armed Police Forces. It is currently under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. The aim of SSB is to safeguard the security of assigned borders of India and promote sense of security among the people living in border areas, prevent trans-border crimes, smuggling and any other illegal activities and prevent unauthorized entry into or exit from the territory of India. Prior to 2001, the force was known as the Special Service Bureau (SSB). As of 2017, it has 76,337 active personnel in 67 battalions.