SPECIAL SECURITY FORCES OF INDIA
The below table comprises the details about Special Security Forces in India.
|Security Force||Year of Formation||
|Chief of the Dept|
|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.
|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.
|Special Protection Group (SPG) – India’s Administrative Protective Agency||1985||Responsible for the security of Prime Minister and other top officials and their families.||Arun Kumar Sinha|
|Rapid Action Force (RAF) – Specialized wing of Central Reserve Police Force||1991||Formed to deal with riots and strife.
Executes prompt rescue and relief operations during floods, earthquakes and cyclones.
Forcefully acted against Communal Violence as Terrorist attacks.
|K S Bhandari|
|Commando Battalions for Resolute Action (CoBRA) – Parent Agency is CRPF||2008||Trained and Equipped for commando and guerrilla/jungle warfare.||Harpreet Singh|
|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
|Sudhir Pratap Singh|
|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.
|K K Sharma|
(Old name – Cachar Levy)
|1835||Oldest Paramilitary force of India.
Guarding Indo-Myanmar Border
|Lt. Gen Shokin Chauhan|
|Central Reserve Police Force||1949||Assisting the States and Union Territories in Police Operations to maintain law and order.||Shri. Sudhip Lakhtakia|
|Indo-Tibetan Border Police||1962||Para-Military force for security along the Indo-Tibetan border.
Highly trained in Mountaineering and Disaster Management.
|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||O P Singh|