Jammu, April 11: Inspector General Dinesh Kumar Upadhyaya today took over the Command of BSF Frontier Jammu here.
He has succeeded Rakesh Sharma, IG who retired after 32 years of illustrious service on March 31, 2016.
Prior to this appointment, Upadhyaya had commanded for 2 years most versatile Mizoram and Cachar Frontier of BSF in the North-East region of India.
Upadhyaya, a 1984 batch Direct Entry BSF cadre Officer, is a recipient of President Police Medal for Meritorious
Service and President Police Medal for Distinguished Service.
Besides this, on numerous occasions the Officer has been awarded by Commendation Rolls of DG BSF and Director Special Protection Group, and also earned an appreciation from the Hon'ble Governor of J&K.
He is Post Graduate in Physics (Electronics) and has been a keen mountaineer. In the course of his 32 years of distinguished career, the Officer has held numerous important Command as well as Staff appointments.
He also had a successful stint with Special Protection Group where he was selected for Close Protection Team of the Prime Minister of India.
He had a long tenure in the Kashmir Valley including during the period of peak militancy, besides being well-versed with the defence and security nuances of J&K.
"The new IG while taking over the command said that he would take forward the BSF's commitment to maintain sanctity of the borders and will not leave any stone unturned towards maintaining a secure environment to ensure safety and security of border population," official spokesman here said.