ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Police- A Growth Sector

many as 13 battalions have been added to the Central Reserve Police Force since 1980, bringing its total strength to 71 battalions or 91.856 persons. The strength of the Border Security Force, used far more often for law and odder duties in various parts of the country than for defence of the country's borders, has also gone up from 74 to 85 battalions between 1980 and 1983. Assam Rifles, which is under the operational command of the Army, is to add 11 battalions to its existing 21.

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