The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is one of the premier Central Armed Police Forces of India (under the Ministry of Home Affairs) for internal security. The other Central Armed Police Forces are as follows:
Assam Rifles (AR): The Assam Rifles came into being in 1835, as a militia called the‘Cachar Levy’.
Border Security Force (BSF): Responsible for guarding India's land borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Central forces without regular heads-Internal Security
Many Central forces are functioning without regular chiefs, which could impact their efficiency
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), with a strength of 3.5 lakh, is headless following the previous incumbent Dr. A.P. Maheshwari’s superannuation on February 28, 2021.
The Special Director General, Kuldiep Singh, is holding charge until a regular officer is appointed.
Saddled with additional duties
The Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) informed Lok Sabha about the number of cases registered under the Unlawful Activities [Prevention] Act(UAPA) in 2019.
About Unlawful Activities [Prevention] Act(UAPA):
UAPA was introduced in 1967 to target secessionist organizations.
It is primarily an anti-terror law aimed at preventing certain unlawful activities of individuals and associations.
Investigation: The cases under the UAPA are investigated by the State police and
KALVARI CLASS OF SUBMARINES
Indian Navy’s fifth Kalvari-class Diesel Electric attack submarine INS Vagir was launched recently at Mazgaon Dock in Mumbai.
The other vessels in the class are INS Kalvari, INS Khanderi, INS Karanj, INS Vela and INS Vagsheer.
About Kalvari Class of Submarines
This class of submarines have Diesel Electric transmission systems and these are primarily attack submarines designed to target and sink adversary naval vessels.
Indian Army will participate in a Multinational Military Exercise named “Shantir Ogroshena-2021” in Bangladesh.
About Exercise ‘Shantir Ogroshena-2021’:
Exercise Shantir Ogroshena (Front Runner of the Peace) is a multinational military exercise.
The 2021 edition of the Exercise will be held in Bangladesh.
It is held there to commemorate the birth centenary of Bangladesh’s ‘Father of the Nation’ Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Indian Navy Ships are participating, for the first time; in multi-lateral maritime exercise La Pérouse, conducted in the Eastern Indian Ocean Region
The Indian Navy ships and aircraft will exercise with ships and aircraft of French Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Japan Maritime Self Defence Force and United States Navy.
Exercise La Pérouse will see complex operations including surface warfare, anti-air warfare and air defence exercises.
The exercise will showcase high levels