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Central Armed Police Forces

Central police forces of India

Central Armed Police Forces
Central Armed Police Forces

In India, the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) is the collective designation for the central police organizations under the Ministry of Home Affairs. These forces, previously known as the Central Para-Military Forces, are technically paramilitary in nature. Since 2011, the term "central armed police forces" has been adopted, replacing the term "paramilitary." The CAPF is responsible for internal security and border protection. Each force within the CAPF is led by a Director General (DG), typically an officer from the Indian Police Service (IPS), with the exception of the Assam Rifles, which is headed by a Lieutenant General-ranked officer from the Indian Army.

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