What is the difference between military and paramilitary, know the difference in strength of both IG News

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Dt. 10 March 2023, Friday

There is a huge difference in job selection process and power in military and paramilitary. The military i.e. the army works under the supervision of the Ministry of Defence. While paramilitary means a paramilitary force that works under the Home Ministry. And their pay scale also varies a lot as well as various types of allowances. The Supreme Commander of the Indian Army is the President of India. And its professional head is Chief of Army Staff (COAS). Which is a 4 star general. While the paramilitary means the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), the security forces in India are being prepared under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Its main role is entrusted with the protection of national interests at the internal level.

Works under the auspices of the Ministry of Security

Military means Indian Army. It works under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India. Which includes Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, Indian Armed Forces. The Indian Army is operationally and geographically divided into 7 divisions. The Indian Army was established on 1 April 1895.

military operations

The Indian Army is mainly classified into eight different regiments. It includes Armored Corps, Artillery Regiment, Army Aviation Corps, Infantry Regiment, Mechanized Infantry, Corps of Engineers, Corps of Army Air Defence. And each regiment has a different specialty and role. The Indian Army continues to contribute to the United Nations peacekeeping operations around the world.

Paramilitary operations

Central Reserve Police Force, (CRPF), Central Police Force, CAPF is the largest force. CRPF has Rapid Action Force (RAF) and Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) working under it. And the Central Armed Police Force in India performs rescue operations against threats such as mass riots, sexual violence, extremism in the North East, left-wing movements. Also, ITBP has been entrusted with the task of border security on the India-China border. While CISF is entrusted with the security of India’s important infrastructure such as airports, ports, nuclear power plants, public sectors. The Border Security Force, BSF is tasked with the security of India-Pakistan border and India-Bangladesh border. The CRPF is participating in the Cobra anti-Naxalite campaign. The Armed Border Security Force (SSB) is tasked with guarding the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders. NSG conducts counter-terrorism operations within India.


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