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The Border Security Force (BSF), established on December 1, 1965, is responsible for guarding India's land borders during peacetime and preventing trans-border crimes. It is a Central paramilitary force operating under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The Indian Armed Forces is the primary military organization responsible for the territorial security and defence of India. ... Image File history File links Emblem_of_India. ... The Emblem of India The Emblem of India is an adaptation from the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka. ... This list of countries by size of armed forces displays national troop levels by active troop strength, number of Naval combatants and aircraft. ... Number of active troops per country This is a list of countries sorted by the total number of active troops where the military manpower of a country is measured by the total amount of active troops within the command of that country. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of countries by number of active troops. ... The Indian Army is one of the armed forces of India and has responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Indian_Army. ... The Indian Air Force (भारतीय वायु सेना : Bharatiya Vayu Sena) is the air-arm of the Armed Forces of India and has the prime responsibility of conducting aerial warfare and securing the Indian airspace. ... Image File history File links Ensign_of_the_Indian_Air_Force. ... The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the armed forces of India. ... Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_India. ... Indian Coast Guards coat of Arms. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Components Indian Army Indian Air Force Indian Navy Indian Coast Guard Indian Paramilitary Forces Strategic Nuclear Command History Military history of India British Indian Army Indian National Army Ranks Air Force ranks and insignia of India Army ranks and insignia of India Naval ranks and insignia of India Related Info... The Nuclear Command Authority (NCA) of India is the nodal agency for all command, control and operational decisions regarding Indias nuclear weapon stockpile. ... India has a long military history dating back several millennia. ... The following graphs presents the officer ranks of the Indian Air Force. ... The following graphs presents the officer ranks of the Indian army. ... The following graphs presents the officer ranks of the Indian navy. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... A paramilitary organization is a group of civilians trained and organized in a military fashion. ...


The Indian Union has a federal structure and is made up of several states, somewhat like the United States. From independence in 1947 to 1965, India's international boundaries were guarded by the local armed police battalions of every border state - with little or no inter-state co-ordination. Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


When Pakistan attacked Indian outposts on April 9, 1965, the inadequacies of the existing border management setup in coping with external armed aggression were exposed. The Central Government then sanctioned the formation of the Border Security Force (BSF) - a unified, Central agency with the specific mandate of guarding India's international boundaries. The BSF was seen in action in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 in areas where the army was thinly spread. A notable battle in which BSF troops performed well was the Battle of Longewala in Western India. is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants India Pakistan Commanders Sam Manekshaw J.S. Aurora A. A. K. Niazi # Strength 500,000+ troops 400,000+ troops Casualties 3,843 killed[1] 9,851 wounded[1] c. ... Combatants Indian Army and later Indian Air Force Pakistan Army Commanders Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri Brigadier Tariq Mir Strength 120 troops 2 Recoilless Guns 2000+ troops 65 Tanks 5 Field guns 3 Anti-aircraft guns 138 Military vehicles Casualties 2 men, 1 jeep mounted recoiless gun 200 soldiers. ...


When a violent Islamic insurgency or Jihad erupted in Jammu and Kashmir state in 1989, the existing security set-up (mainly comprising the Jammu and Kashmir state police and the thinly-deployed Central Reserve Police Force) struggled to cope with the spiralling violence. The Indian government then decided to induct the BSF. Islam (Arabic: ; ( ▶ (help· info)), the submission to God) is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions and the worlds second-largest religion. ... Flag used by Muslims Army during early Islam Jihad, sometimes spelled Jahad, Jehad, Jihaad, (Arabic: IPA: ) as an Islamic term, is sometimes referred to as the sixth pillar of Islam, although it occupies no official status as such in Sunni Islam. ... , Jammu and Kashmir (Kashmiri: جۄم تٕہ کٔشِیر, ज्वम त॒ कॅशीर, Urdu: جموں و کشمیر) (often abbreviated as Kashmir), is the northern most state in India and lies mostly in the Himalayan mountains. ... , Jammu and Kashmir (Kashmiri: جۄم تٕہ کٔشِیر, ज्वम त॒ कॅशीर, Urdu: جموں و کشمیر) (often abbreviated as Kashmir), is the northern most state in India and lies mostly in the Himalayan mountains. ... The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is a paramilitary security agency functioning under the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA), Government of India. ...


Mandated since inception to guard India's external boundaries, the BSF ironically found itself burdened with the additional task of tackling insurgency within the country, along with the Indian army. After initially suffering heavy casualties to hit-and-run terrorist attacks by jihadists, the BSF successfully set up an intelligence network in Jammu & Kashmir with the help of local civilians opposed to the Jihad. Steadily, the BSF began to reap the rewards and successfully liquidated and arrested a large number of hardcore Islamic militants. Jammu and Kashmir is a historic state in Asia which is currently disputed between India, Pakistan, and to a lesser extent, China. ... Flag used by Muslims Army during early Islam Jihad, sometimes spelled Jahad, Jehad, Jihaad, (Arabic: IPA: ) as an Islamic term, is sometimes referred to as the sixth pillar of Islam, although it occupies no official status as such in Sunni Islam. ... Islam (Arabic: ; ( ▶ (help· info)), the submission to God) is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions and the worlds second-largest religion. ...


Among the BSF's prime successes in Jammu and Kashmir was the elimination of a Pakistani national known by his Islamist comrades as "Ghazi Baba". As the second-in-command of the Pakistani-based Islamic group Jaish-e-Mohammad, Ghazi Baba had masterminded the deadly suicide attack in Dec. 2001 on the Indian parliament in New Delhi. However, in August 2003, his highly secret hideout in Srinagar city was busted by the BSF and he was killed in the ensuing gunbattle. , Jammu and Kashmir (Kashmiri: جۄم تٕہ کٔشِیر, ज्वम त॒ कॅशीर, Urdu: جموں Ùˆ کشمیر) (often abbreviated as Kashmir), is the northern most state in India and lies mostly in the Himalayan mountains. ... Islamism is a political ideology derived from the conservative religious views of Muslim fundamentalism. ... Islam (Arabic: ; ( â–¶ (help· info)), the submission to God) is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions and the worlds second-largest religion. ... Mohammads Army (Jaish-e-Mohammad) is a guerilla organization that has been operating in Iraq against U.S.-led occupying forces since at least mid 2003. ... Srinagar   (Hindi: श्रीनगर, Urdu: سرینگر, Kashmiri: سِرېنَگَر सिरीनगर) , is the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India, and is situated in the valley of Kashmir. ...


Despite the BSF's success in a counter-terrorism role, many in the administration felt that this additional burden was leading to a dilution of the BSF's mandate and degrading the force's ability to perform its primary role of guarding the country's borders. The Indian government has now decided to implement recommendations to restrict each security agency to its mandate. Thus BSF battalions in Jammu and Kashmir are gradually being withdrawn from counter-insurgency duties and sent back to guard the borders. They are being replaced by fresh units from the Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF) that have undergone specialized training in counter-terrorism. , Jammu and Kashmir (Kashmiri: جۄم تٕہ کٔشِیر, ज्वम त॒ कॅशीर, Urdu: جموں و کشمیر) (often abbreviated as Kashmir), is the northern most state in India and lies mostly in the Himalayan mountains. ... Counter-insurgency is the combating of insurgency, by the government (or allies) of the territory in which the insurgency takes place. ... The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is a paramilitary security agency functioning under the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA), Government of India. ... Counter-terrorism refers to the practices, tactics, and strategies that governments, militaries, and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism. ...


Currently the strength of the BSF is at around 165 battalions or 200,000 men.


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