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BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby member_26622 » 29 May 2013 09:35

I would not be surprised that DRDO might find that the CRPF and other internal security agencies as a more willing partner than the high flying IAF or Army. The internal security agencies have a war at hand and see more use to putting equipment and technology to use and improve upon with time.

Wish the IAF and Army were thinking likewise.

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Postby Vipul » 06 Aug 2013 22:46

BSF officer killed by cattle smugglers.

The Border Security Force (BSF) seems to be paying a heavy price, thanks to the Centre's policy to issue non-lethal weapons to personnel manning the Indo-Bangladesh border. The number of Bangladeshi casualties may have come down but authorities across the border don't seem to have kept their words to curb crime along the international border.

As a result, criminals are taking advantage of the fact that the BSF jawans aren't armed with lethal weapons and creating havoc.

On Monday, sub inspector Rajender Singh of the 91 Bn BSF, who was attacked by cattle smugglers on July 22, died in a city hospital.Attacked at BOP Jhorpara in the Dhantala police station area of Nadia, Singh slipped into a coma. On Monday morning, he breathed his last at the Mission Hospital in Kolkata.

"He was a resident of Haryana and attacked by cattle smugglers when he attempted to stop them. He was attacked with sharp edged "DAHs" resulting in multiple cut injuries. The BSF lodged an FIR at the Dhantala PS. Six Indians and six Bangladeshis were named but no arrests have been made as yet", a senior BSF officer said. With BSF jawans worried about being suspended should they pull the triggers of their Insas rifles or newly-inducted Beretta carbines, attacks such as these have gone up manifold. Whenever the BSF attempted to stop the cattle smugglers from across the border, Indian villagers - associated with the racket - have attacked the jawans, Protests by the BSF at all levels hasn't helped much.

"After implementation of non lethal strategy on Indo-Bangla border, smugglers have become aggressive. In 2013, 47 BSF personnel have been seriously injured by miscreants along the South Bengal Frontier alone. Along the eastern theatre border, the number of severe casualties has been 75 personnel during this period," an officer said.

Officers are now facing a drop in morale among the troops who are sent out on patrol to get beaten up by criminals.

Even as another round of protest has been lodged with Bangladesh in Singh's case, the BSF is not too hopeful that things will improve. Meanwhile, Singh's body is being sent back to his home in Haryana by air.

Is there no limit to the chootiyagiri of our leaders?

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby vishvak » 06 Aug 2013 23:49

This is ridiculous! No arrests so far shows seriousness of local government.

Unbelievable 75 casualties in 2013 alone and still can't use weapons - another fruit of secularism at the cost of jawans blood on the border.

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby Aditya G » 07 Aug 2013 22:08

say hello to the Parliament Duty Group:

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http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/excl ... 98190.html

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby Vipul » 06 Jan 2014 08:08

50k paramilitary troopers to be hired in two years.

Reeling under acute shortage of staff, the Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPF) plans to hire 50,000 more troopers in the next two years.

This addition, which is roughly 50 battalions, is expected to meet the current shortfall of about 26,000 men in the sanctioned strength of about 9 lakh. Official sources said the expansion of the CAPF is due to "heightened demands" as well as "rising expectations" from them since the last decade.

Of these, about 38 battalions are proposed to be raised by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) with the rest to be divided among the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Border Security Force (BSF), documents assessed by HT reveal. At present, the biggest CAPF is the CRPF with 207 battalions.

Besides, the CAPF also include Assam Rifles, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and the National Security Guard (NSG). Functioning under the Union home ministry, all these forces have distinct mandates ranging from insurgency, combating Maoists to guarding the border or protecting vital installations and undertaking surgical operations.

Maoist-affected states remain the main battleground for India’s paramilitary forces with about 38% of the total strength being deployed across these areas, followed by about 26% deployment in insurgency-affected Northeast and about 21% in Jammu and Kashmir.

Only 15% of the forces are deployed in other states. About 1,100 paramilitary companies operate in Maoist-affected states out of 2,862 companies. In the next four years, the government plans to spend R11,000 crore on the upgrade of the seven CAPFs.

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby wig » 17 Feb 2014 15:46

the BSF has 20 arty regts! and is now goig to upgrade firing systems,


The Border Security Force, the first responder against any attack along the Pakistan border, has decided to upgrade its war stores including artillery guns and firing systems for which it has sought a whopping Rs 100 crore budget sanction.

The border guarding force, which has over 20 artillery regiments, exclusive with any paramilitary in the country, has decided to modernise its weapons and armoury on the lines of the Army which has integrated its firing systems with the help of computer-based synchronised technology.

“As part of the modernisation drive in the force, we have decided to upgrade the artillery unit of the force.The proposal has been prepared and will be sent to the Home Ministry soon. This will require a separate budgetary allocation of Rs 100 crore,” BSF Director General (DG) Subhash Joshi told PTI.

The DG said the medium-range guns and other mortar shelling weapons possessed by the force need to be put on a digital and electronic platform, on the lines of the Army, so that in any exigency or emergency the force could respond effectively.

This decision, officials said, has been taken after many decades and was prompted by the new doctrine of modern warfare and challenges of securing sensitive borders.

The force, which forms the first line of defence along India’s sensitive border with Pakistan is tasked with guarding the International border under the operational command of the Army.

The battalions of the paramilitary are spread across border posts in the states of Gujarat, Punjab, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir.

Officials said while the force possesses the military weapons might in its armoury, the need of the hour is to keep in mind the strategies of modern warfare which will warrant immediate mobilisation of multiple platforms to combat the enemy.

The projected budget requirement for this programme includes the training of BSF troopers and men on the electronic firing platforms and procuring spares for various batteries and technical accessories for the system.

The 48-year-old largest border guarding force of the country has seen all the full-fledged wars and conflicts India had with Pakistan and its men and officers have fought with the Army shoulder-to-shoulder on the frontier.

The BSF has also used its artillery units in these various confrontations.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar recently had underlined the role of the force during its Raising Day in December last year.

During the event, Kumar had recalled memories about the border guarding force which was raised on December 1, 1965.

“In 1971, my father (Babu Jagjivan Ram) was the defence minister, when the Bangladesh Liberation War took place and he would say, ‘If the Army has a contribution to the war, the role of BSF in it is no less’. He was a great admirer of your bravery and gallantry,” she had said addressing the force personnel.

The BSF at present has close to 2.5-lakh men and women in its ranks

http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/bsf-to-up ... cr-budget/

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby vic » 17 Feb 2014 16:14

The CRPF high command has done the right thing by first replacing effective INSAS with useless junk imported costly 9mm carbines and now they probably want to hand over Aman ki Tamasha Candles in the hands of our troops.

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby Nikhil T » 27 Sep 2014 01:23

Tehelka exposes corruption in Assam Rifles.

Probably the first time that uniformed personnel of the Army/Para-military forces have been caught on TV accepting bribes. For me, its not the amount of money involved that's shocking - its the extent to which this is institutionalized. One uniformed guy even calls up the past officer to tell him the 'good news' - the bribe for the past contracts has been received.


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Postby Surya » 27 Sep 2014 04:47

Probably the first time that uniformed personnel of the Army/Para-military forces have been caught on TV accepting bribes. For me, its not the amount of money involved that's shocking - its the extent to which this is institutionalized. One uniformed guy even calls up the past officer to tell him the 'good news' - the bribe for the past contracts has been received.


Sadly been happening for last decade and a half at various levels

as my friend says - the dogs have come into the Army (with suitable apologies to dogs)

take away the uniform and you see characters like that in sundry govt offices.

disgusting

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Postby Nikhil T » 27 Sep 2014 23:37

^ Problem is that once some of these officers complete their deputation in the PMF, they will take back these practices. Easy money is the hardest thing to say no to!

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Postby Surya » 28 Sep 2014 08:13

dont have to go to pMFs -

if you check Gen Chandreshekhars blog - he mentions he was sent to take over 50 Para bde where financial irregularities had taken place

crap like that happens many places - its really only stops when honest officers are posted and probably resumes when the next dishonest guy takes over

sit in a commandants office and just listen to the tamasha - sundry contractors from vehicles, food etc will call for their tender and say "aap ka cut ley lo".

in todays world requires tremendous levels of integrity to not get tempted

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby rohitvats » 28 Sep 2014 16:51

^^^The corruption has been there for ages. My uncle from ASC has stories from time period just after 62 war. How traders in Srinagar would offer cut on ration being purchased for troops in Leh! Only thing is, it has become more pervasive. And to some extent, it has also become OK to do it because either that is how system is or because people don't see wrong in it in current societal set-up. Consumerism affects officers and troops alike.

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby Karan M » 28 Sep 2014 19:38

Its beyond all this low grade stuff TBH. Many folks have become public faces for various arms firms and can be seen vigorously lobbying their peers/brass for their wares. They also write editorials in trade journals disparaging stuff like local production, rage against low FDI limits etc. Some openly flaunt their access. Fairly certain that many items were procured with such "input" even in days past. However, raking it up runs the risk of some Antony type doing a Bofors, so even the honest folks were forced to bite their tongue and keep quiet.

Others have set up lucrative import export houses to manage spares for the forces, never mind the same spares can be procured via official sources but somehow get procured at ridiculous mark ups from these folks.

There was a discussion elsewhere about what will happen if we regularize middlemen, truth is this stuff will explode 1000X and will become brazen, far more so than now. Anyways, corruption has now reached the forces and so far some harsh truths have not come out because it will demotivate lower level folks who by far remain too caught up in their operational tasks to see the grime that is there. In days past, stuff like Adarsh would be impossible. But now as they say fish rot from the head. Nobody would have ever imagined a serving COAS could be threatened by a peer from the IA - but it happened and no action was taken.

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Postby Surya » 28 Sep 2014 21:24

+1 Karans post

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby Nikhil T » 11 Oct 2014 10:47

Government to help Border Security Force air arm spread wings

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Wonder what the Embraer would do? CASVAC maybe? Don't know if there is any Embraer in non-VIP transport role in the Forces.

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby Vipul » 27 Oct 2014 21:30

Government sanctions 12 new battalions to ITBP for China border duties.

The Government is set to clear a proposal to raise a dozen battalions and induct close to 12,000 fresh personnel in the Indo-China border guarding force ITBP to bolster the force's presence along this strategic frontier.

Official sources said an 'in-principle' approval has been granted by the Union Home Ministry in this direction after Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced sanctioning of 54 new Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force border outposts in Arunachal Pradesh during the forces' Raising Day event last week.

In view of these additional posts along the Arunachal border, the ITBP had projected to the government that it would need to raise over a dozen battalions to man these new locations. The raising of battalions would be done in a phased manner and in a time period of over five years.

"An in-principle approval has been made in this regard. Now that the Home Ministry has already cleared creation of 54 border posts, manpower recruitment and training for the task is the immediate necessity. The force is awaiting the final policy approval after which largescale recruitments will be launched," they said.

The mountain-trained force has recently completed a "restructuring" which led to creation of nine new battalions and 1 sector headquarter keeping in mind ITBP's primary task of guarding the 3,488 km long frontier which largely witnesses adverse climatic conditions and snowy weather.

Apart from setting up of 54 new border outposts, the Home Minister had also announced a Rs 175 crore package for beefing up infrastructure along the border in Arunachal Pradesh during the same event.

The announcement was made by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who made it clear that India wanted to solve the border dispute with China through dialogue. He had stated that "peace with honour" was the most important requirement for building good friendly relations with that country and other neighbours. All the new ITBP posts will be set up in Arunachal Pradesh where there are large gaps at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Arunachal Pradesh has a total of 1,126 km of its international border with China, second in length after Jammu and Kashmir which has a 1,597 km long frontier with India's eastern neighbour. As part of modernisation and better border management planning of India's security mechanism along this border, prone to a spate of incursions, the posts will be, under the proposal, equipped with all the basic gadgets :shock: that the troops require to position themselves at these icy heights.

At present, India has 142 border posts along this 3,488 km long frontier with other border states being Himachal Pradesh (200 km), Uttarakhand (345 km) and Sikkim (220 km).

Arunachal Pradesh, at present, has close to 30 ITBP border posts but a need has been felt, according to the ITBP proposal, to bolster the presence of the paramilitary men in order to meet border challenges and future commitments. The new posts, the sources said, will also help reduce the distance between two ITBP locations thereby enabling the patrols to coordinate better and keep a tight vigil in this sector which has seen instances of incursions from the other side in the past.

China has been objecting to any development of infrastructure along the LAC and setting up of border outposts leading to instances of stand-offs with India including during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to this country in September this year. Singh also said the Government was looking into the demand for a dedicated air support for the ITBP personnel.

A number of ITBP posts at this frontier are located at glacial heights of 9,000-18,700 feet and they have to face heavy snow and blizzard conditions for a number of months in an year. At present, India has 142 border posts along this 3,488 km long frontier with other border states being Himachal Pradesh (200 km),Uttarakhand (345 km) and Sikkim (220 km).

Arunachal Pradesh, at present, has close to 30 ITBP border posts but a need has been felt, according to the ITBP proposal, to bolster the presence of the paramilitary men in order to meet border challenges and future commitments.The new posts, the sources said, will also help reduce the distance between two ITBP locations thereby enabling the patrols to coordinate better and keep a tight vigil in this sector which has seen instances of incursions from the other side in the past. A number of ITBP posts at this frontier are located at glacial heights of 9,000-18,700 feet and they have to face heavy snow and blizzard conditions for a number of months in an year.

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby bharats » 28 Oct 2014 19:35

BSF on high alert as Nilofer approaches border districts in Rajasthan
Link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 958368.cms

JAIPUR: High alert was sounded by the Border Security Force on Monday after it was confirmed that Barmer and Jaisalmer are likely to get affected by cyclone Nilofer, which is located at southern Arabian sea and likely to hit Karachi (Pakistan) and portions of Gujarat. Administration has also put in place preventive measures to restrict damages at international border at Jaisalmer and Barmer. BSF has also asked its men to be on alert during the impact of the cyclone to avoid any kind of intrusion from Pakistan.

Since heavy dust storm is expected by Friday as an impact of Nilofer, BSF has asked its men to intensify the vigil to avoid any kind of intrusion from the neighbouring country. DIG, BSF, Raj Frontier, Ravi Gandhi said, "Looking at the likely impact of cyclone Nilofer on Rajasthan, after its entrance from Gujarat's coastal areas, we have put our men on high alert. Jawans have been directed to wear special goggles to protect them from strong winds and storms. They have also been asked to be attentive towards loose electric wires, tin sheds etc." He said jawans have been told that intruders may take advantage of the storm and rain, so they have to be extra cautious.

On the progress of the cyclone so far, a senior officer at IMD, Delhi, said, "The very severe cyclonic storm, Nilofer, over west-central Arabian Sea has remained practically stationary. However, as the storm comes closer to Gujarat coast, it would weaken and cross the coast as a severe cyclonic storm. It will certainly bring rains and dust storm in western Rajasthan, including Barmer and Jaisalmer from Friday onwards." Officials added that the state will have the impact of Nilofer up to a week, till November 7.

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Postby srai » 28 Oct 2014 20:10

Vipul wrote:Government sanctions 12 new battalions to ITBP for China border duties.

... Singh also said the Government was looking into the demand for a dedicated air support for the ITBP personnel.

A number of ITBP posts at this frontier are located at glacial heights of 9,000-18,700 feet and they have to face heavy snow and blizzard conditions for a number of months in an year. At present, India has 142 border posts along this 3,488 km long frontier with other border states being Himachal Pradesh (200 km),Uttarakhand (345 km) and Sikkim (220 km).

...


More ALH Dhruvs and LUH orders!

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby bharats » 30 Oct 2014 19:22

Intel agencies alert BSF to intrusion bids during cyclone
by Ujjwala Nayudu
Link: http://indianexpress.com/article/cities ... MgI3k.dpuf

With the threat of cyclone ‘Nilofar’ hitting the coasts of Gujarat, the intelligence agencies have alerted the Border Security Force (BSF) for suspected intrusions from Pakistan during the cyclone. The Gujarat Frontier of the BSF, that also has it’s jurisdiction till Barmer district in Rajasthan, has been asked to increase the strength of jawaans at the borders. The intelligence agencies have received inputs that intruders across the border may take advantage of the dust storms and wind during the cyclone to enter into the Indian territory from Kutch.

A senior BSF officer said, “The Centre has expressed threat of suspected intrusions and shared inputs of intruders’ plans to enter the country during the storm and bad weather. The jawans have been posted across the border and spread across the district to ensure there is no space for any intrusion.” The BSF has doubled up strength of jawaans at the outposts, creek areas, and deployed more hands at the areas that are most likely to get affected by the cyclone. The intelligence agencies also received inputs that the intruders are expected to enter other cities and districts disguised as displaced victims. The BSF jawaans and border range district police in Gujarat have been asked to check identities of each affected or displaced person in Gujarat before shifting them for rehabilitation or camps or any secured place.

Besides the jawaans of the BSF, the jawaans from the Army stationed in these districts for relief operations have been also alerted to keep watch on intruders who might use fake identities of locals or jawaans to enter into the Indian borders during the crisis.

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Postby bharats » 31 Oct 2014 22:52

BSF meet springs terror clue, Teens picked for jihad drill

Guwahati: The intelligence input that put AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal in the dock for his party’s alleged jihadi links was shared by a BSF official during a meeting of security forces and intelligence agencies here last month. Sources said the BSF official said at the meeting that they had received inputs from their sources that the AIUDF and Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) were allegedly in the process of selecting a group of teenagers who were to be sent to Bangladesh for jihadi training in October and November.

Read complete story at http://www.telegraphindia.com/1141031/j ... FPHuuaALIU

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Postby Shrinivasan » 03 Nov 2014 16:38

wig wrote:the BSF has 20 arty regts! and is now goig to upgrade firing systems,

The border guarding force, which has over 20 artillery regiments, exclusive with any paramilitary in the country, has decided to modernise its weapons and armoury on the lines of the Army which has integrated its firing systems with the help of computer-based synchronised technology.

“As part of the modernisation drive in the force, we have decided to upgrade the artillery unit of the force.The proposal has been prepared and will be sent to the Home Ministry soon. This will require a separate budgetary allocation of Rs 100 crore,” BSF Director General (DG) Subhash Joshi told PTI.

The DG said the medium-range guns and other mortar shelling weapons possessed by the force need to be put on a digital and electronic platform, on the lines of the Army...
This decision, officials said, has been taken after many decades and was prompted by the new doctrine of modern warfare and challenges of securing sensitive borders.

The force, which forms the first line of defence along India’s sensitive border with Pakistan is tasked with guarding the International border under the operational command of the Army.
The BSF has also used its artillery units in these various confrontations.

God bless the patriot who initiated this and pushed it through... But for this, I am not sure if Desh could have given a bloody nose to the Pukes. Couple of nuggets...
BSF has 20 Arty regiments.
They have medium range guns (105mm field gun) and mortars
BSF is under the operational control of the Army???

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby member_22906 » 03 Nov 2014 18:18

My info could be dated but BSF had 25 pounders + mortars

I think, they come under operation control of Army only during war

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby Hobbes » 04 Nov 2014 06:54

As per Wikipedia ammunition for the 25 pdr is now only made by the Pakistan Ordnance Factories. I'm not sure the guns would still be in Indian service.

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Postby member_22906 » 04 Nov 2014 09:29

^^
possible. As i stated that my info could be dated

Orbat states this, however this could be dated too...
http://orbat.com/site/gd/cwpf_2006/india/bsf.html

The BSF is unusual among Indian paramilitary forces because it has its own artillery, approximately 30 batteries with 200 3.7-inch mountain guns and 25-pounder guns retired from the army. These are termed Artillery Post Groups. It also has a small integral air wing and a water wing. The latter is used to patrol the lakes, rivers, and swamps along the border.

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Postby pushkar.bhat » 05 Nov 2014 18:58

Ajay Sharma wrote:^^
possible. As i stated that my info could be dated

Orbat states this, however this could be dated too...
http://orbat.com/site/gd/cwpf_2006/india/bsf.html

The BSF is unusual among Indian paramilitary forces because it has its own artillery, approximately 30 batteries with 200 3.7-inch mountain guns and 25-pounder guns retired from the army. These are termed Artillery Post Groups. It also has a small integral air wing and a water wing. The latter is used to patrol the lakes, rivers, and swamps along the border.


BSF has 105 mm Indian Field Guns in their inventory.

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby member_26622 » 05 Nov 2014 23:07

Can we upgrade BSF to a desi 155 mm gun, a low cost compact (size wise, not weight) version without all the bells and whistles demanded by big brother Army (make it sufficiently ugly/rudimentary so that big brother does not complaint)

300 guns with 30+ kms range will cover our 3300 border with western rodents well.

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby Hobbes » 06 Nov 2014 10:06

I guess if things come to the point where 155 mm arty is called for, the Army would have taken over. The BSF is a border management force and frontier screen, and is not meant to discharge the duties of the Army.

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby Shrinivasan » 12 Nov 2014 11:05

Hobbes wrote:I guess if things come to the point where 155 mm arty is called for, the Army would have taken over. The BSF is a border management force and frontier screen, and is not meant to discharge the duties of the Army.
it is not the question of "things coming to the point of 155mm.." we can answer mortar fire with 155mm fire.. the longer range and greater destructive power allows us to site it deeper and also offer a larger arc of fire... simplifying logistics... delivering more flowers...

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby Vipul » 03 Feb 2015 04:18

Govt to hire over 62,000 constables for paramilitary forces.

In one of its biggest recruitment drives, government has announced hiring of over 62,000 young men and women as constables in central paramilitary and police organisations this year.

The candidates will be hired by central forces like CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, CISF, NIA and SSF as the Union Home Ministry launched the mega-drive of hiring workforce for these security organisations.

Apart from reservation for SC/ST and OBC candidates, relaxation of applicable age has been made for the children and dependents of the victims of 2002 Gujarat riots and 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

“This is one of the largest recruitment drives that is being held by the central government for hiring in paramilitary and other allied forces. The large-scale hiring is being conducted keeping in view an increasing role of these forces and growth in number of battalions sanctioned to these forces in the recent past,” a senior Home Ministry officer said.

The examination in this context is being done by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on the directions of the Union Home Ministry, the official said.Out of the total 62,390 posts on offer, about 16 per cent or a total of 8,533 are reserved for women candidates.

The most number of vacancies are desired in country’s largest paramilitary — Central Reserve Police Force — at 24,588 followed by Border Security Force at 22,517.

A dedicated force of constabulary is also being recruited this time for the premier National Investigation Agency (NIA) which has 86 vacancies.

The SSC will hold a three-tier examination for these posts with the stages being physical tests, written efficiency and medical tests. Candidates, who have passed Class X and are between 18-23 years of age, are eligible.The expected salary for those hired would be around Rs. 20,200 apart from other salary benefits that the government extends to all the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).

“The final recruitments will be done by October this year and it is expected that those hired would be sent for training to the respective forces by early next year,” the officer said.

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Postby Shameek » 24 Feb 2015 23:57

Maoist Attack

GAYA: In what appears to be a retaliatory action, members of the People's Liberation Gurellia Army, the armed wing of the Maoists, on Tuesday evening engineered a blast that blew up a vehicle carrying nearly one dozen COBRA personnel, the elite anti-Naxal force engaged in the drive to free the Naxal infested areas from red terror. At least one COBRA personnel was killed and 15 others were injured in the Maoist attack.


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Postby A_Gupta » 07 Apr 2015 16:45

http://www.outlookindia.com/news/articl ... der/890111
In a worrying trend, country's largest border guarding force BSF has lost four times more troops in off-duty bike accidents than at the borders or other conflict theatres in the hinterland in the recent past.

The death of 42 jawans in the last one year (2014-March 2015) in motorbike accidents as compared to 12 personnel killed in action during the same time period in the Border Security Force (BSF) has made the top brass of the paramilitary sit up and take steps to clamp down on these instances.

"We are losing about 5 jawans per month in bike accidents. These accidents are majorly happening when these men are off-duty or when they go home on leave. Those getting killed in such incidents are in the prime of their lives, about 45-50 years of age.

"Our personnel are our biggest asset and we cannot let this happen. Deaths due to motorbike accidents is a big concern for us and we are taking immediate remedial steps," BSF Director General D K Pathak told PTI.

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Postby pankajs » 09 Apr 2015 09:43

Anantha Krishnan M ‏@writetake 2h2 hours ago

BSF' All-Terrain Vehicle in ops at Sir Creek. Video grab from RSTV footage. http://bit.ly/1aM1uYF
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NATIONAL SECURITY: BSF in Mysterious Rann of Kutch (रण का रहस्य)


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Postby VinodTK » 10 Apr 2015 03:54

No choppers for ITBP on borders, funds lie unused
NEW DELHI: The home ministry may have provided for dedicated air support to ITBP to enhance its capabilities on the Sino-Indian border, but it is fast turning out to be of little use. A fund of Rs 40 crore sanctioned for annual wet leasing of choppers is lying unused.

The reason is no private operator is able to fulfill the requirements of the force. ITBP needs choppers to fly at around 18,000 feet and carry as much as 1 tonne of load for air maintenance of border outposts (BoPs). This is a requirement which can only be fulfilled by an MI-17 chopper. No private player operating in India has MI-17 helicopters.

Consequently, ITBP is now pushing for one of the two BSF MI17 V5 choppers, inducted on Thursday, to be left at its service. BSF on Thursday inducted the first batch of two state-of-the-art MI17 V5 choppers in its air wing. These are part of the eight such choppers to be acquired by the force.

The new choppers are equipped with latest avionics, night flying capabilities and power-winching facilities among other technology to enhance capabilities of the forces in difficult operational areas.

"MHA has sanctioned us Rs 40 crore to hire civil choppers. But no civil operator has choppers that can fly at heights of 17,000-18000 feet where several of our outposts are located. We have until now only found one operator which has choppers that can carry up to half tonne of load. We are thinking of hiring their services, but they will not fulfill our requirements completely. In such a situation, if one of the new BSF choppers can be dedicated to us, it would be very helpful," said a senior ITBP officer.

The force at the moment is dependent on Indian Air Force (IAF) for air maintenance (delivery of supplies) of its remote border outposts. A battalion at remote border region requires anywhere between 40-50 tonnes of ration and other essentials to be dropped by air in a year.

ITBP has several border outposts in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh which can be maintained only through air support. In Arunachal Pradesh, where roads are virtually absent, it can take several days of walking to reach outposts and weeks to comprehensively patrol borders. Choppers at exclusive disposal of ITBP can help the force a great deal in not just rescue of the ill and injured and delivery of supplies but even surveillance of the border.

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The home ministry sanctioned the procurement of guns two days ago following a demand from the CRPF which has been pending with the ministry for almost a year. The sanction, however, is partial fulfillment of CRPF demands. The force had sent a proposal to the home ministry last year for 100% replacement of all its INSAS guns with AK-47 rifles in Maoist areas, 50% in Jammu and Kashmir and similar grading percentage for various other theatres. "The sanction is location specific i.e. limited to Naxal-affected districts and Jammu and Kashmir. In rest of the country, the force will continue using INSAS. The decision has been taken according to the operational requirement of the force," a senior home ministry official said.

Over 40% of guns used by the three lakh strong force currently are INSAS guns built by Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO). The development means procurement of over 67,000 AK guns at a cost of Rs 150 crore. While 54,000 AK-47s will be provided to forces in Naxal areas, about 13,000 will go to J&K. In its proposal, CRPF had said the INSAS gun gets frequently jammed at crucial times and is a danger to the life of jawans during anti-Naxal and anti-insurgency operations. It had said that compared to AK and X-95 guns, Insas fails far more frequently. While the error percentage in AK guns is 0.02%, in Insas it is 3%. INSAS, however, has longer range (of firing) than AK 47. "But that can be compensated with other weapons we have. What we can't afford is a gun jamming during an encounter. Thankfully, the government has realized that the lives of our jawans are more important than promotion of faulty indigenous technology," a CRPF officer said.

The move is a fallout of the government's push to the forces to launch all-out offensive against Maoists. This has resulted in the force increasingly using area weapons such as 81 mm mortar guns and automatic grenade launchers.

The existing strength of AK-47 guns in a J&K battalion currently is 217. It is going to be doubled to 435. For the Naxal theatre, the AK-47 strength in a battalion will go up from 217 to 869. The sanction for provision of AK-47 to a battalion of the elite Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) has been increased from 180 to 468 by phasing out the 108 INSAS and 360 SLRs per battalion. A CoBRA battalion will now have 648 AK-47s and 90 Light Automatic Rifles/Fusil Automatic Leger (semi-automatic rifles). As many as 60 battalions (60,000 personnel) of the CRPF are deployed in J&K and 77 battalions are deployed in the Naxal theatre.



Link:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/CRPF-deployed-in-Red-zones-will-get-AK-47s/articleshow/47056164.cms

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Postby tushar_m » 03 Jun 2015 19:57

Cobra force Live Encounter with Naxalites




https://youtu.be/8Vl50cHwHFs

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Postby Vipul » 09 Sep 2015 16:58

CISF strength to be raised to two lakh.

The credibility of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has enhanced among the countrymen and the government would increase its strength to two lakh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday.

CISF is a 1.47-lakh personnel strong force.

"We have set a target... Slowly we want to increase the CISF strength to two lakh. The faith in CISF is growing not only among the countrymen, but also in Home Ministry and Central government, and that's why we want to increase their strength," he said.Singh was speaking after reviewing the passing out parade of Assistant Commandants and Sub-Inspectors of CISF at the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) here.

"Women represent 5.04 per cent of CISF force. The Centre had issued a circular to Union Territories wherein they have been directed to recruit 33 per cent women in police forces and similarly participation of women should increase in central paramilitary forces," he added.

"Amongst CAPFs (Central Armed Police Forces), I believe if any force which will be the first to achieve the target of implementing 33 per cent reservation for women, it will be CISF," Singh said.

The minister suggested "special security audit" on regular basis in security forces. "Proper and optimum utilisation of security forces will not only increase the work efficiency of personnel but I feel that will also boost the morale of the force," Singh added.

The minister further said in the era of globalisation and liberalisation, the role of CISF, tasked to secure the country's major civil airports and installations in the aerospace and nuclear domain, has got diversified and expanded as India progressed.

"Your role has become multi-dimensional and challenging," he added.

A total 66 Assistant Commandants/Executives and 459 Sub-Inspectors/Executives passed out of the Academy after completion of their basic training.

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Postby Vipul » 28 Sep 2015 23:01

After Chinese incursion bids, ITBP to set up new command in Leh.

In the wake of frequent incursion bids by Chinese People's Liberation Army, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) will be establishing a new command at Leh and the process of setting up over 40 modern border outposts in the icy heights of Ladakh has been initiated.

The ITBP, which mans the 4,086km long Sino-Indian border from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh, has decided to establish a sector command which will be headed by an inspector general of police rank, official sources said on Monday.

ITBP, which is the first point of response to any incursion by the PLA, earlier had a Frontier headquarter headed by two deputy inspector generals based at Leh and Srinagar. Both these officers reported to an inspector general based at Chandigarh.

The government has accepted the demand of the ITBP for creation of a sector command to facilitate taking decisions at crucial times without any loss of time, the sources said.

"The inspector general's office has been shifted from Chandigarh to Ladakh where the Army Corps Commander sits. This has been done for better coordination between the two forces present to secure the China border areas," a senior official of the ITBP said.

The Army, which carved out a separate corps after the Kargil intrusion in 1999, had been demanding operational control over the ITBP, which has been time and again rejected by the government.

In a related development, work has been initiated for setting up 40 border outposts in the icy heights of Ladakh to be manned by ITBP jawans who guard the border of the country in hostile weather at many places where the mercury slips to minus 40 degrees celsius.

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby Aditya G » 13 Dec 2015 00:45

Note these troops from recent J&K ops:

Who are these boys? Ikhwaanis or SOG? Apparently neither exist anymore - officially! I believe the former were declared illegal after SC verdict against Sulwa Judum

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Check out the guy with the firearm:

http://i.imgur.com/0rLAXqp.jpg

Navy blue fatigues are very common ...

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http://earlytimes.in/newsdet.aspx?q=146849

No SOG, STF in J&K after 2003 :mrgreen:
4/8/2015 11:26:25 PM
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Early Times Report

Jammu, Apr 8: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir today said that no Special Operation Group (SOG) or Special Task Force (STF) exists in Jammu and Kashmir since 2003.
In reply to AQ. No. 71 of MLA Mohammad Akbar Lone whether the government intended to disband the SOG and STF in the state, the Minister in charge Home in its reply through Deputy Secretary to Government Home Department stated that no SFT or SOG exists in the state since 2003. "The internal arrangement of police force to carry out anti-militancy operations often referred to as SOG came to be assimilated in the regular police force in the year 2003. Since then , all the anti militancy operations are carried out under the direct command, control and supervision of District SP." Read government reply. It is pertinent to mention that former Chief Minister Dr. Farooq Abdullah after assuming the office in 1996 constituted the SOG and STF headed by Farooq Ahmed Khan to counter the arms struggle emerged in the stated post rigged 1987 election in the state. With the passage of the time, the STF and SOG comes under the direct attack of human right activists forcing Mufti Syed to close both the wings of the Jammu and Kashmir police after he (Mufti) took over the reign of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in 2003 under healing touch policy of his government.

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Postby sum » 13 Dec 2015 08:13

^^ Just one word for these guys : bad@$$!!


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