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CCS Approved 11000 Crore Rupees Project for Modernisation of Central Paramilitary Forces

May 2, 2013 13:45 IST

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) under the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh approved 11000 crore Rupees project on 1 May 2013 for modernisation of central paramilitary forces. These forces include ITBP as well, which is responsible for guarding the Sino-Indian border. The approval will be implemented in five years duration, beginning 2013-14 fiscal year.
 
The approval of the project is followed by altercation along Sino-Indian border in Ladakh. The approval will also benefit Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Security Guard (NSG), Assam Rifles and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

Modernisation will make sure that all these forces get better night vision devices, arms, vehicles, patrolling equipment and ammunition along with infrastructural upgrade.

Name of the Force

Constituted in

Role of the Force

Border Security Force (BSF)

Established in 1 December 1965

Guards Indo-Pak and Indo-Bangaladesh borders apart from assisting in internal security.

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

Came into existence as Crown Representative's Police on 27 July 1939

Guards civil airports as well as major installations of India such as aero space domain and nuclear domain.

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

Established as Special Service Bureau in May 1963

Guards Indo-Bhutan and Indo-Nepal frontiers.

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

Established in 24 October 1962

Guards Sino-Indian border.

National Security Guard (NSG)

Set up in 1984 as a Federal Contingency Deployment Force

Specialist counter-terrorism force.

Assam Rifles

Raised as Cachar Levy in 1835 and is the oldest Central Para Military Force in India

Guards Indo-Myanmar border. It is also deployed in counter-insurgency operations in Northeast India.

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

Came into existence in 1969

Deployed for anti-naxal operations, law and order maintenance as well as internal security.

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