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Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)

India’s external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), has long faced allegations of meddling in its neighbors’ affairs. Formed in 1968, primarily to counter China’s influence, over time it has shifted its focus to India’s other traditional rival, Pakistan. RAW and Pakistan’s spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), have been engaged in covert …

special protection group (spg)

The Special Protection Group (SPG) was raised in 1985 with the intention to give proximate security cover to the Prime Minister, former Prime Ministers and their immediate family members. SPG officers are ingrained in high leadership qualities, professionalism, knowledge of proximate security and inculcate the culture of the head from the front. SPG has strived …

Central Vigilance Commission

The Central Vigilance Commission was established by the Government in February 1964 on the recommendations of the Committee on Prevention of Corruption, led by Shri K. Santhanam, to advise and guide Central Government agencies in the field of vigilance. CVC is conceived to be the major vigilance institution, free of control from any executive authority, …

home guards

The Home Guard was officially raised in the erstwhile Bombay Province in 1946. Other from Army, Navy, Air Force and other security agencies, the twin voluntary organizations – Civil Defence & Home Guards were raised to give protection to citizens in any untoward situation. Therefore, 6 December every year is celebrated in the whole of …

Intelligence Bureau (IB)

The Intelligence Bureau (IB) is the India internal intelligence agency. It was renamed as the Central Intelligence Bureau in 1947 under the Ministry of Home Affairs. The reason for the perception may be being, in 1885, Major General Charles MacGregor was appointed Quartermaster General and major of the Intelligence Department for the British Indian Army …

National Security Guards (NSG)

The National Security Guard (NSG) is an Indian special forces unit in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). It was launch in 1984, following Operation Blue Star and the assassination of Indira Gandhi, “for combating terrorist activities with a view to protecting states against internal disturbances”. NSG is headed by the authority of the Ministry …

Defense Security Corps india

The role of the Defence Service Corps (DSC) is to give security cover to Defence installations of the three services and Civil Establishments of the Ministry of Defence where DSC cover is sanctioned under the specific orders of Government of India against sabotage and pilferage. To complete this role, Defence Service Corps (DSC) grants armed …

criminal investigations department (cid)

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID), also called as Crime Investigation Department in some states is the investigation and intelligence wing of State Police forces in India. Formation and organization The CID was created by the British Government in 1902, rooted in the recommendations of the Police Commission. At the entrance of the CID office at …

Railway Protection Force

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) is a security force of India entrusted with safeguarding railway passengers, passenger regions and railway property of the Indian Railways. It has the power to take in custody, investigate and prosecute criminals. The force is responsible for the authority of the Ministry of Railways (India). The strength of RPF is …

Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)

The National Policy on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances is based on the Directive Principles, contained in Article 47 of the Indian Constitution, which direct the State to endeavor to bring about prohibition of the consumption, excluding for medicinal reasons, of intoxicating drugs injurious to health. The government’s policy on the subject which flows from …

Rapid Action Force (RAF)

The Union Home Ministry established the Rapid Action Force (RAF) on 11 December 1991, with the objective of responding to large-scale communal riots and related public disorders. This specially trained anti-riot force became fully operational in October 1992, and there are recently 10 battalions comprised of personnel from all communities. RAF is deployed to includes …

Department of Atomic Energy

The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) came into action on August 3, 1954, under the direct charge of the Prime Minister through a Presidential Order. As per the Resolution constituting the AEC, the Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Atomic Energy is ex-officio Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. DAE has …