HISTORY

Border Security Force was raised on 1st Dec 1965 and since inception, force was entirely dependent on Army for procurement of Arms, Ammunition and spare parts. During late sixties, Army switched over to 7.62 mm series weapons from .303 weapons system. But, Border Security Force was continuing with same .303 caliber weapons.  Ordnance factories due to over commitments, suddenly stopped supplying spares parts of .303 caliber weapons to BSF, consequent to which the basic weapons in BSF such as '.303' LMG,  Rifles, GF Rifles, Sniper Rifles etc. rendered out of action. Situation became so grim in the field units, that only certain number of weapons remained serviceable for border duties whereas, the percentage of unserviceable weapons was very high. This had far-reaching adverse affects on border duties as border criminals, smugglers and hostile-forces could have drawn advantages out of declining firepower of the force. More so, border duties were not being effectively performed due to deficiency of serviceable weapons.

 

Therefore, in consideration with the expanding requirements of the Force and consequent to stopping of production of .303” family weapons and spares parts by the Ordnance Factories, the idea of raising Central Workshop & Stores, to fabricate spare parts and regulate the issue of controlled stores like arms, amn, optical instruments to BSF Frontiers, as well as Central and State Police Organizations, was conceived during early seventies.

The Central Police Stores-Arms & Equipments (CPS-AE), which was already functioning in Gwalior since 30th April 1966, was shifted to BSF-Academy, Tekanpur during the year 1971 and renamed for new role, as CENWOSTO which stands for CENTRAL WORKSHOP AND STORES, with aim to achieve self sufficiency in spare parts management and regulate the supply of ordnance stores.

Being a unique technical unit of the force, CENWOSTO always act as a catalyst for the implementation of modernization in the force at various stages which depicts its paradigm shift in growth and performance in various technical fields.


VISION

A premier workshop of BSF producing high quality Non-Lethal weapons  like  Tear Gas GunsMBLs “Agnivarsha” , Miniflares, all kinds of spare parts for Armaments and Optical Instruments, their repair and to  supply Arms, Amn and allied equipment to BSF, CPOs & SPOs.

MISSION

Production of spare parts, non-lethal weapons and to carry out assigned task of collection and distribution of    arms/amn   to user units during peace and war and to ensure their serviceability all the time.

OUR COMMANDERS

 

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Col P Sharma

Sh A K Sarbadhikari

Sh Naresh Mehra

Sh S C Mahajan

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Sh Daljit Singh                      

Sh S P S Tanwar

Sh P P Gupta

Sh R M Kadian

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SHRI S K TAYAGI, COMMANDANT SHRI B C NAIR, COMMANDANT    

PRESENT TEAM

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SHRI K S RANA, COMMANDANT
SHRI M K SAXENA,.DC / AIA
SHRI RAHUL RANJAN,...DC / AIA
SH D K MISHRA, DY COMDT/AIA

 

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SH R S JAMWAL, AC
SH RAJ VIR SINGH, AC
SH M K SHARMA AC
   
SH SHIVNADAN, AC/ATO