Bhubaneswar, Sep 5: Odisha cadre 1990-batch IPS officer Yogesh Bahadur Khurania has taken over as Special Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF), Western Command in Chandigarh on Monday. He was serving as the Special DG of operations at the BSF headquarters in New Delhi.
He took over from PV Rama Sastry, who had been posted to the force's headquarters in his place.
He will be responsible for the management of the entire border with Pakistan as well as the administration and deployment of BSF manpower and assets in the Western Sector.
Khurania had joined the BSF in 2018 on deputation and has served as Inspector General (IG), South Bengal Frontier, IG (Personnel), at the force's headquarters and Additional Director-General, Eastern Command, Kolkata.
The Odisha cadre IPS officer has previously served as superintendent of police in Rourkela, Mayurbhanj, Ganjam, and several other districts of the state. On promotion to the deputy inspector general/inspector general rank, Khurania served as range DIG/IG of Bhubaneswar Range, Sourthen Range Berhampur, and Northen Range Sambalpur. Besides, he served as IG Operations, police commissioner of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, and special director of state vigilance.
He is a recipient of the Governor’s Medal, Police Medal for Meritorious Service, President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, Ati Utkrisht Seva Medal, and Police Antrik Suraksha Seva Padak.