Paramilitary forces of India

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India maintains 10 paramilitary forces.[1]

List of Paramilitary forces[edit]

From 1986 to 2011 the Central Armed Police Forces were considered as Central Police Forces (CPO).[2] However, as per their respective acts they all are Armed Police Forces.[3][4]

Paramilitary Forces[1]
Paramilitary force Active Strength Governing Body Area
Assam Rifles LOGO.svg Assam Rifles 63,747[5] Ministry of Home Affairs (administrative)
Ministry of Defence (operational)[6]
Northeastern States
BSF Insignia.svg Border Security Force 63,747[7] Ministry of Home Affairs Indo-Pakistani border, Indo-Bangladeshi border, others[8]
CISF LOGO.svg Central Industrial Security Force 148,371[9] Ministry of Home Affairs Industries, PSUs
CRPF Logo.svg Central Reserve Police Force 324,340 Ministry of Home Affairs Counter-insurgency & General Elections
ITBP Logo.svg Indo-Tibetan Border Police 89,567 Ministry of Home Affairs India-China Border[10]
National Security Guard-India.svg National Security Guard 10,000 Ministry of Home Affairs Counter-terrorism
Logo of RPF.jpg Railway Protection Force 76,563 Ministry of Railways Indian Railways
Sashastra Seema Bal.svg Sashastra Seema Bal 97,244[11] Ministry of Home Affairs Indo-Nepal Border and Indo-Bhutan Border[12]
SFF LOGO.svg Special Frontier Force 10,000[11] Cabinet Secretariat[13]
SPG LOGO.svg Special Protection Group 3,000[11] Cabinet Secretariat Protection of significant VIPs
Total 886,579

Ranks and insignia[edit]

Officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Assam Rifles[14][15]
Assam Rifles OF-8.svg Assam Rifles OF-7.svg Assam Rifles OF-6.svg Assam Rifles OF-5.svg Assam Rifles OF-4.svg Assam Rifles OF-3.svg Assam Rifles OF-2.svg Assam Rifles OF-1b.svg
Lieutenant general
लेफ्टिनेंट - जनरल
Major general
मेजर - जनरल
Brigadier
ब्रिगेडियर
Colonel
कर्नल
Lieutenant colonel
लेफ्टिनेंट - कर्नल
Major
मेजर
Captain
कप्तान
Lieutenant
लेफ्टिनेंट


Border Security Force
CAPF Director-General.png CAPF Director-General.png CAPF Director-General.png
Director-General
-
Special Director-General
-
Additional Director-General
-
CAPF Inspector-General.png CAPF Deputy Inspector-General.png SSP State Police.png SP State Police.png Assistant Superintendent of Police.png Deupty Superintendent of Police.png CAPF Assistant Commandant - Officer Trainee.png
Inspector General
-
Deputy Inspector-General
-
Commandant
-
Second-In-Command
-
Deputy Commandant
-
Assistant Commandant
-
Assistant Commandant/Officer Trainee
-


Central Industrial Security Force
CAPF Director-General.png CAPF Director-General.png CAPF Inspector-General.png CAPF Deputy Inspector-General.png Blank.svg SSP State Police.png Assistant Superintendent of Police.png Deupty Superintendent of Police.png
Director-General
-
Additional Director-General
-
Inspector General
-
Deputy Inspector-General
-
Senior Commandant
-
Commandant
-
Deputy Commandant
-
Assistant Commandant
-


Central Reserve Police Force
CAPF Director-General.png CAPF Director-General.png CAPF Director-General.png
Director-General
-
Special Director-General
-
Additional Director-General
-
CAPF Inspector-General.png CAPF Deputy Inspector-General.png SSP State Police.png SP State Police.png Assistant Superintendent of Police.png CRP OF-2.svg CRP OF-1b.svg
Inspector General
-
Deputy Inspector-General
-
Commandant
-
Second-In-Command
-
Deputy Commandant
-
Assistant Commandant
-
Assistant Commandant/Officer Trainee
-


National Security Guard[16]
NSG OF-8.svg NSG OF-7.svg NSG OF-6.svg NSG OF-5.svg NSG OF-4.svg NSG OF-3.svg NSG OF-2.svg
Director General
-
Inspector General
-
Deputy Inspector General
-
Group Commander
-
Second In Command
-
Squadron Commander
-
Team Commander
-


Sashastra Seema Bal
CAPF Director-General.png CAPF Director-General.png CAPF Inspector-General.png CAPF Deputy Inspector-General.png SSP State Police.png SP State Police.png Assistant Superintendent of Police.png Deupty Superintendent of Police.png
Director-General
-
Special Director-General
-
Inspector General
-
Deputy Inspector-General
-
Commandant
-
Second-In-Command
-
Deputy Commandant
-
Assistant Commandant
-


Special Frontier Force
Major general
Brigadier
Colonel
Lieutenant colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Enlisted ranks
Rank group Junior commissioned officers Non commissioned officer Enlisted
Assam Rifles
Assam Rifles OR-9.svg Assam Rifles OR-8.svg Assam Rifles OR-7.svg Assam Rifles OR-6.svg Assam Rifles OR-4.svg Assam Rifles OR-3.svg No insignia
Subedar Major Subedar Naib Subedar Havildar Naik Lance Naik Sepoy
सूबेदार मेजर सूबेदार नायब सूबेदार हवलदार नायक लांस नायक सिपाही


Border Security Force
Central Armed Police Forces Subedar Major.png Police Inspector insignia.png Police Sub-Inspector.png Assistant Sub-Inspector.png Police Head Constable.png Senior Police Constable.png No insignia
Subedar Major
-
Inspector
-
Sub inspector
-
Assistant Sub inspector
-
Head Constable
-
Senior Constable
-
Constable
-


Central Industrial Security Force
Central Armed Police Forces Subedar Major.png Police Inspector insignia.png Police Sub-Inspector.png Assistant Sub-Inspector.png Police Head Constable.png No insignia
Subedar Major
-
Inspector
-
Sub inspector
-
Assistant Sub inspector
-
Head Constable
-
Constable
-


Central Reserve Police Force
CRP OR-9.svg CRP OR-8b.svg CRP OR-8a.svg CRP OR-7.svg Police Head Constable.png No insignia
Subedar Major
-
Inspector
-
Sub inspector
-
Assistant Sub inspector
-
Head Constable
-
Constable
-


National Security Guard[16]
NSG OR-9.svg NSG OR-8b.svg NSG OR-8a.svg NSG OR-7.svg NSG OR-6.svg NSG OR-4.svg No insignia
Subedar Major Assistant Commander-1 Assistant Commander-2 Assistant Commander-3 Ranger Grade I Ranger Grade II Combatised tradesmen
- - - - - - -


Sashastra Seema Bal
Police Inspector insignia.png Police Sub-Inspector.png Assistant Sub-Inspector.png Police Head Constable.png No insignia
Inspector
-
Sub inspector
-
Assistant Sub inspector
-
Head Constable
-
Constable
-


Special Frontier Force
No insignia
Subedar Major Subedar Naib Subedar Havildar Naik Lance Naik Sepoy
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b IISS (2012). "Chapter Six: Asia". The Military Balance. London: Routledge. 112 (1): 205–302. doi:10.1080/04597222.2012.663215.
  2. ^ "Office Memorandum" (PDF). MHA. MHA, GoI. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 January 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Office Memorandum" (PDF). MHA. MHA, GoI. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 January 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  4. ^ "For the paramilitary, all's in a new name". telegraphindia.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Explained: Assam Rifles' dual control structure, and its role".
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Border Security Force". bsf.nic.in. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Annual Report 2016-17" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Home | Indo Tibetan Border Police, Ministry of Home Affairs". itbpolice.nic.in. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  11. ^ a b c (Iiss), The International Institute of Strategic Studies (14 February 2020). The Military Balance 2020. Routledge, Chapman & Hall, Incorporated. ISBN 9780367466398.
  12. ^ "Role- SSB Ministry Of Home Affairs, Govt. Of India". ssb.nic.in. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  13. ^ Chhina, Man Aman Singh; Kaushik, Krishn (2 September 2020). "Explained: What is the Special Frontier Force, referred to as Vikas Battalion?". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  14. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "Updates on 6th CPC". Pcdaopune.gov.in. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  16. ^ a b "The National Security Guard Act, 1986 (47 of 1986)" (PDF). Government of India. 22 September 1986. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2014.

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