Paramilitary forces of India

Summary

India maintains 12 paramilitary forces.[1]

List of Paramilitary forces

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]
Active Governing Body Area
Assam Rifles 63,747[5] Ministry of Home Affairs/Ministry of Defence
BSF Logo.svg Border Security Force 257,363[6] Ministry of Home Affairs Indo-Pak Border, Indo-Bangladesh, others[7]
Central Industrial Security Force 148,371[8] Ministry of Home Affairs Industries, PSUs
Central Reserve Police Force 324,340 Ministry of Home Affairs
Emblem of India.svg Defence Security Corps 31,000
Indo-Tibetan Border Police 89,567 Ministry of Home Affairs India-China Border[9]
National Security Guard 14,000 Ministry of Home Affairs
Logo of RPF.jpg Railway Protection Force 75,000 Ministry of Railways Indian Railways
Rashtriya Rifles Ministry of Defence Jammu and Kashmir
Sashastra Seema Bal 97,244[10] Ministry of Home Affairs Indo-Nepal Border and Indo-Bhutan Border[11]
Emblem of India.svg Special Frontier Force 10,000[10] Cabinet Secretariat
Special Protection Group 3,000[10] Cabinet Secretariat
1,113,632

Ranks and insignia

Officers
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Assam Rifles[12][13]
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 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 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
-


National Security Guard[14]
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
-


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Enlisted ranks
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs 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
Police Inspector insignia.png Police Sub-Inspector.png Assistant Sub-Inspector.png Police Head Constable.png Senior Police Constable.png No insignia
Inspector Sub inspector Assistant Sub inspector Head Constable Senior Constable Constable
- - - - - -


Central Reserve Police Force
Police Inspector insignia.png Police Sub-Inspector.png Assistant Sub-Inspector.png Police Head Constable.png Senior Police Constable.png No insignia
Inspector Sub inspector Assistant Sub inspector Head Constable Senior Constable Constable
- - - - - -


National Security Guard[14]
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 Astt Comdr-I Astt Comdr-II Astt Comdr-III Ranger Grade-I Ranger Grade-II Combatised tradesmen
- - - - - - -
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

See also

References

  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.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Government of India Ministry of Home Affairs Annual Report 2016–17" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Border Security Force". bsf.nic.in. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "Home | Indo Tibetan Border Police, Ministry of Home Affairs". itbpolice.nic.in. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  10. ^ a b c (Iiss), The International Institute of Strategic Studies (14 February 2020). The Military Balance 2020. Routledge, Chapman & Hall, Incorporated. ISBN 9780367466398.
  11. ^ "Role- SSB Ministry Of Home Affairs, Govt. Of India". ssb.nic.in. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  12. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Updates on 6th CPC". Pcdaopune.gov.in. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  14. ^ 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.

Further reading

  • India's Paramilitary Forces @ Bharat-Rakshak.Com

External links

  • Assam Rifles official site
  • Analysis of the PMF
  • An informative article on the PMF
  • Global Security article on Border Security Force