Paramilitary & Reserved Forces

Paramilitary & Reserved Forces—GK

Paramilitary & reserved forces is one of the most important topic for all Government Examination.

ITBP ( Indo-Tibetan Border Police)

✹ It was established in 1962, after the Chinese attack.

✹It is basically employed in the Northern borders for monitoring the borders
and also to stop smuggling and illegal immigration.

National Security Guards (NSG)

✹It was established in 1984.

✹It has been established to counter the surge of militancy in the country.

✹It is a highly trained force which deals with the militants effectively.

CISF ( Central Industrial security Force)

✹It was set-up in 1969 after the recommendations of Justice B. Mukherji.

✹ Its objective is to monitor the industrial complexes of Central Government.

Assam Rifles

✹It was established in 1835 and is the oldest paramilitary force in the country.

✹Its main objective is to keep vigilance of international borders in North East
and countering insurgency operations in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland.

BSF ( Border Security Force)

✹It was established in 1965.

✹It keeps a vigil over the international borders against the intrusion in the country.

CRPF (Central Reserve police Force)

✹It was set-up in 1939.

✹Its main objective is to assist the State / Union Territory. Police in maintenance of law and order.

✹The 88th Battalion of CRPF, known as “Mahila Battalion’‘ (commissioned on
March 30, 1986) is the world’s first paramilitary force comprising entirely of women.

Paramilitary & Reserved Forces
Paramilitary & Reserved Forces

National Cadet Corps( NCC )

✹It was established in 1948.

✹Its main objective is to stimulate interest among the youth in the defence of
the country in order to build up a reserve man power to expand armed forces.

Territorial Army (TA)

✹It was established in 1948.

✹It is a voluntary, part-time force (between 18 and 35 years), not professional soldiers, but civilians, who wish to assist in defence of the country.

Home Guards

✹It was established in 1962.

✹Its main objective is to assist the police in maintaining security, to help defence forces and to help local authorities in case of any eventuality.

Coast Guard

✹It was set-up in 1978.

✹Its objective is to protect the maritime and other national interests in the
maritime zones of India.

Paramilitary & Reserved Forces—GK

Rapid Action Force (RAF)

✹It was established in 1992.

✹Under the operational command of CRPF.10 battalions of the CRPF have been reoriented for tackling communal riots
in the country.

Indian Defence System

Central Armed police Force ( CAPF )

✹Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) refers to uniform nomenclature of seven security forces in India under the authority of Ministry of Home Affairs.

✹They are the Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal(SSB), National Security Guard (NSG) and Assam Rifles (AR). Over 10 lakh personnel serve in these forces.