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Difference Between BSF, CRPF, ITBP and Indian Army

Difference between BSF, CRPF, ITBP and Indian Army:  Know the difference between the BSF, CRPF, ITBP and Indian Army. Forces like BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF and SSB which come under Ministry of Home Affairs were earlier considered paramilitary forces, but from March 2011 have been reclassified as Central Armed Police Forces to avoid confusion,  You must know that these forces are totally different form Indian Army.

Central Armed Police Forces are responsible for internal security of our country. These forces have their own training centre , equipments. They are not connected with Indian Army except duty sharing is some circumstances. Central Armed Police Forces like BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF and SSB headed by IPS officers which are rank of Director-General (DG). These forces are not headed by military officers and hence not comes under military forces.

Central Armed Police Forces of India

  • Border Security Force (BSF)-
    They are responsible for internal security of the country along with Pakistan, Bangladesh and now Myanmar border dispute.
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)They is responsible for securing industrial establishments and airports, metros.
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
    They responsible for Nepal and Bhutan border
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
    CRPF responsible for dealing with internal disturbances
  • Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
    ITBP is responsible for guarding the Himalayan region , Chinese border

Indian Army

Indian Army on the other hand is one of the elite Armies of the world which comes under the Ministry of Defence. Indian Army is headed  by the President of India who is the Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces i.e Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy.  It is commanded by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), who is a four-star general.
Indian Army key responsibilities is to ensure national security and national unity, defending the nation from external aggression and internal threats, and maintaining peace and security within its borders. Indian Army conducts humanitarian rescue operations during natural calamities and other disturbances.
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