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The 40th Annual Governing Body Meeting of the Tear Smoke Unit (TSU) of Border Security Force, MHA was held at BSF HQrs, New Delhi today (11/03/2019) under the chairmanship of Shri Rajni Kant Mishra, IPS, Director General, Border Security Force.

The meeting was attended by board of governors from BPR&D, CRPF, MHA, Delhi Police, State Police, Ordnance Factories Board and Ministry of Finance. Shri Rajesh Nirwan, IPS, IG(Provisioning) BSF welcomed the delegates and Shri Edwin John Bennet, DIG/ General Manager, Tear Smoke Unit presented the annual report highlighting the achievements of TSU and the future plans of TSU.

Addressing the governing body, Shri Rajni Kant Mishra, DG BSF brought out that TSU is a part of BSF and was established in BSF Academy in 1976 and effectively producing and supplying anti-riot tear smoke munitions to all Police Forces in India for managing law-and-order situation. Indigenous production of non-lethal munitions by TSU has reduced the country’s dependence on foreign munitions. He also complemented TSU for ensuring highest standards of quality, timely production, and introduction of new products thereby, meeting the needs of Police in local area specifically Law-and-order management.

TSU is producing non-lethal munitions matching global standards and caters to the full requirement of all State Police and Armed Forces of the country. TSU also holds ISO Certification in Quality Management, Environment Management and Energy Management. Plastic lab of TSU is also an NABL accredited laboratory as per ISO 17025:2005 (Laboratory Quality Management System). TSU is also in process of obtaining ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health & Safety Management System) certification.

TSU products broadly include Lachrymatory munitions, Flash-Bang munitions, Impact munitions and customized munitions for special operations. TSU also designed and developed 38 mm & 40 mm Training Munitions for use in imparting training in training centers. TSU is in process of automating the production process and introducing new variants of lachrymatory munitions. TSU has an excellent R&D setup and has applied for patenting four of its products and few more are in pipeline.

Currently TSU is working on four different combination chemicals for introducing in lachrymatory munitions which will be a potential force-multiplier to the Security Forces in law-and-order management.

The governing body appreciated the TSU and its team for this exemplary role in timely meeting requirement of Forces. Timely and effective utilization of the TSU munitions have saved valuable human lives and crores worth public assets. GBM emphasized on the need for more Bio-safe, non-lethal indigenous products complying with international standards suitable for the changing security scenario.

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