SPECIAL SECURITY FORCES OF INDIA


Security Force Year of
Formation
Main Function Chief
Research and

Analysis Wing (RAW) – India’s External Intelligence Agency.

1968 Collection of external intelligence, counter-terrorism and covert operations. Responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations and persons. Rajinder Khanna
National

Investigation Agency (NIA) — India’s Central Counter Terrorism Law Enforcement

Agency.

2008 Deals with Militancy,

Insurgency, and Left-wing terrorism, bomb blasts and terrorist attacks, infiltration across borders, arm smuggling, drug smuggling, pushing of fake Indian currency..etc

Sharad Kumar
Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) – 2004 Gathering information

regarding anti-national

elements active in the state of Maharashtra.

Coordinates with the central intelligence agencies.

 
Special Frontier Force (SFF) – 1962 Conducted covert operations behind Chinese lines in the event of another Sino-Indian War.

Comes under RAW.

Rajinder Khanna
Special Protection Group (SPG) —

India’s

Administrative Protective Agency

1985 Responsible for the security of Prime Minister and other top officials and their families. Vivek Srivastava
Rapid Action Force (RAF) — Specialized wing of Central Reserve Police Force 1991 Formed to deal with riots and strife.

Has executed prompt rescue and relief operations during floods, earthquakes, cyclones..etc.

Forcefully acted against Communal Violence as Terrorist attacks

Prakash Mishra
Commando

Battalions for Resolute Action (CoBRA) — Parent Agency is CRPF

2008 Trained and Equipped for commando and guerrilla/jungle warfare. Prakash Mishra
National Security Guard (NSG) — Premier Counter Terrorism Force of India 1985 Operates under Ministry of Home Affairs.

Protects VIPs, conducts anti-sabotage operations, rescues hostages, neutralizing terrorist threats, and responds to hijacking and piracy

RC Tayal
Border Security Force (BSF) 1965 Operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Responsible for protecting the India’s land borders and preventing trans-border crimes.

Devendra Kumar Pathak
Assam Rifles

(Old name – Cachar Levy)

1835 Oldest Paramilitary force of India.

Guarding Indo-Myanmar Border

RK Rana
Central Reserve Police Force 1949 Assisting the States and Union Territories in Police Operations to maintain law and order. Prakash Mishra
Indo-Tibetan Border Police 1962 Para-Military force for security along the Indo-Tibetan border. Highly trained in

Mountaineering and Disaster Management.

Krishna Chaudhary
Central Industrial Security Forces 1983 Provides security cover to the industrial units located all over India. The units include major ports, atomic power stations, defence units, major refineries, and Space installations..etc Surender Singh

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