CRPF and its Future role in Indian Defence.

Discussion in 'Defence & Strategic Issues' started by Bhumihar, Sep 21, 2019.

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Does CRPF needs to be looked into again?

  1. CRPF needs some major changes

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  2. CRPF needs some minor changes

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  3. CRPF needs no changes

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  1. Bhumihar

    Bhumihar Jako Rakhe Saiyan Mar Sake Na Koi Senior Member

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    I have been thinking of making this thread for a while now.

    It has been 70 years since CRPFs inception as an Indian Defence Institution.
    The CRPFs core motive is to maintain law and order inside the country in adherence to Indian constitution.

    CRPF is headed by Ministery ot Home Affairs, and second being an IPS officer who acts as DG.

    CRPF has 310,000 active members one of the largest paramilitaries in the world.
    It has several Subsidiaries like.
    COBRA, RAF, SDG and PDG.

    Despite the task of maintaining law and order akin to police forces CRPF has ventured into some diverse operations and activity.
    - Serving in Sri Lanka as IPKF
    - Counter Insurgency operation in Kashmir, NE, Bihar.
    - Foreign deployment in Liberia, Haiti and several African Nation some even active Insiregncy prone areas.

    Since its inception CRPF has hardly changed much of its structure and Operational parameters.
    CRPF has since then split into BSF, NSG, CISF and several other groups.

    Hence I Intend to discuss CRPF role in the future of Indian defence.
    We need to look into its operational structure in regards to current issues we face in regards to Indian defence.

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    Tl dr; I want to increase the efficiency of CRPF and give it more teeth while maintaining its core values
     
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  3. abingdonboy

    abingdonboy Senior Member Senior Member

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    CRPF needs to be more of a law enforcement agency than a paramilitary. They should be the next line of enforcement when local/state police are overwhelmed. Instead of calling the army, it should be CRPF that are called

    Hence CRPF should use their superior budgetary allocation to raise capabilities and entities that state/local polices may not have or don’t bace in huge numbers/capacity.

    That said they have made progress in this regard, RAF in particular is a very positive raising of their’s more BTNs are under raising but enough should be raised so every state has at least 1 based in their state and the larger ones and UTs have 2-3.

    They should also raise specialist intervention teams that too can can be based on each state or regionally that can support the arresting of high profile criminals. NSG are for hostage and terrorist incidents but India lacks a federal specialist police unit that can be used for law enforcement and CRPF can handle that
     
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  4. Bhumihar

    Bhumihar Jako Rakhe Saiyan Mar Sake Na Koi Senior Member

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    Many people use to theories that aside from its primary task CRPF is maintained to prevent a coup by Indian Army.

    What are your opinions on this?
     
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    Aaj ka hero Regular Member

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    What about CISF sir? add them too.
    With the fiasco on INS vikrant they must be given award.
     
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    Bhumihar Jako Rakhe Saiyan Mar Sake Na Koi Senior Member

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  7. Waanar

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    The battle of Sardar Post is a highly touted event in CRPF history but I do believe that if the CRPF have to be used in wartime situations, they could be part of the infantry wave after IBG to hold ground, secure supply routes, maintain L&O ,prevent arming of angry populace and breaking out of insurgency in captured areas. This is somewhat of niche role I see the CoBRAs fitting in like a glove. Do we have such a doctrine in place?

    I mean, sure, the Army could and will do all that but I do see CRPF playing an important role here. An ad-hoc police force in a hypothetical war where large parts of land have been captured and have to be pacified.

    And of course, Abingdonboy is on point about specialist intervention units. A Valley QAT like unit in every state would end any chance of something like 26/11 happening again.
     
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    CRPF QRT

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    CRPF COBRA CQB

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    The equipment level of CRPF has gone up considerably in the last 10 years. The are now more modernized compared to regular IA units, in some aspects.

    However, the main weakness of CRPF is its hierarchy, where they are being commanded by IPS officers, and not by any military commanders or someone from their own cadre structure. CRPF is increasingly used in guerilla warfare against the maoist as well as paki terrorists in J&K. As such they need to develop special SOP and be commanded by proper military commanders and not by IPS officers (whose main training is maintaining law & order). Hence we see big casualties in some of the maoist attacks. Also they need their own intelligence wing, their own air wing and UAV and satellite based surveillance systems, and not be dependent on other agencies like IB and NTRO.
     
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    Any CRPF insiders here to clarify on this? What is the hullabaloo about the ration allowance?

    CRPF to be paid ration allowance soon, says Centre; denies reports of jawans running out of ration money

    Updated Sep 29, 2019 | 18:07 IST | Times Now Digital

    https://www.timesnownews.com/amp/in...-of-jawans-running-out-of-ration-money/497192

    Over 2 lakh CRPF personnel paid ration allowance for July

    ANI | Updated: Sep 29, 2019 10:12 AM IST



    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/over-2-lakh-crpf-personnel-paid-ration-allowance-for-july20190929162349/?amp=1
     
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    CRPF clarifies, takes Telegraph reporter to the cleaners ....

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