BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby ramana » 18 May 2020 04:06

Something is not right about the article. He wants equipment similar to Army. And blames IPS. In his example of 1971 war, he doesn't mention Longewala.

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby manjgu » 18 May 2020 07:39

this is a bogus article... every force is tasked with a certain activity..BSF is for border security and is trained/equipped accordingly... so do u want BSF to have bofors, T 90 , AA guns etc? they are tasked with keeping the fence under observation, prevent drug smuggling etc. They did v well in CI ops in Kashmir and its Q ( intelligence) branch was v effective. I mean to expect BSF to fight like Army is really too much. Next u will ask Delhi Police to also get bofors !! hilarious. I can understand if the author had called for better training etc.

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby manjgu » 18 May 2020 07:46

would it be a good idea to embed/ rotate BSF units with IA infantry units??

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby Aditya_V » 18 May 2020 08:45

I do agree that the article goes overboard, but it is time the BSF gets rid of stuff firing pistol bullets like the Baretta sub machine guns, every Paki smuggler will have access to AK's etc. And better bunkers, night vision equipment, drones, ATGM's, Carl Gustafs, more 105mm , mortars, will keep Paki Rangers, PA from using BSF as soft target for cease fire violations and they should be networked well with the Army so a quick response to
a PA adventure in a BSF sector should be possible.

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby manjgu » 18 May 2020 09:24

BSF is along the IB...facing PAk Rangers .... else its PA vs IA ... i dont see in a peactime situation PA attacking BSF .... the issue is with IPS officers leading ... the less said the better about IPS where a posting in Agartala main city is considered a 'hardhsip posting' and they get a allowance for that.

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby sanjayc » 18 May 2020 10:30

ramana wrote:Something is not right about the article. He wants equipment similar to Army. And blames IPS. In his example of 1971 war, he doesn't mention Longewala.


The writeup is bogus and the author is a jhola-wala. See his previous articles.

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby srin » 18 May 2020 11:53

The real question is - does BSF have wartime duties to engage TSPA ? If yes (and as per wiki, it does), then how well is it capable of doing it (not just the equipment but also the training) ? The author is saying it isn't trained. I'll take that up at face value (not knowing the motivations behind the article).

So, either the mandate is changed or the training is changed - but something needs to change.

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Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

Postby Bala Vignesh » 18 May 2020 19:43

The BSF website also states the same, quoting it verbatim, "The BSF raised in 1965 with the specific purpose of manning the Indian border as the 'First Line of Defence' against infiltration, smuggling and military assault, can hardly be said to comprise an enviable job."

Given this, I do not think the author is off his mark here, his intentions not withstanding.


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