Defence

Paramilitary Services

What are Paramilitary services ?

If you are on the lookout for a career that fulfills your spirit of adventure, patriotism, initiative, and leadership, then paramilitary services could be just right for you. A career in the paramilitary forces gives prestige as well as honour.

The defence services of the country are responsible for guarding our national boundaries from external aggression. However for internal security, and for providing additional support to the defence forces in guarding the national frontiers, paramilitary services viz., Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the Border Security Force (BSF), the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Coast Guards, State Police Forces and Home guards, Railway Protection Forces, Fire Services, had been constituted to maintain internal security and to support the Defence Services. These are Central Government services which have a specific role to play. While the organisational structure, hierarchy and training may vary, the basic ethos of work, discipline and commitment are similar to those found in the Defence Services.

Each of these units play a well-defined role besides coming to the nation&rsquo...

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Defence Studies

What is Defence Studies ?

Reform of the United Nations … should India retain its nuclear deterrent ?… re-invigorating SAARC… etc. These are the kinds of challenges faced by defence analysts. The primary aim of Defence Studies is to act as a conduit between civil society, business and the armed forces in dealing with Peace and Security issues of national and regional importance. Its purpose is to study, promote debate, report and provide options on all issues relating to national and international defence and security.

Defence studies is also known by various names like Defence and Strategic studies, Military science, War and National security studies, War and strategic studies in the world. Defence Studies promotes the development of military education and creation of awareness about National security among civilians.

In the emerging new global environment, how does India perceive the security environment, and, consequently, threat perception? Unfortunately, for India, internal security has acquired high importance, with the emergence of radical groups in Indian polity, like the Marxists and Naxalites. With low-intensity conflict surmised as the main threat, a manpower-intensive military...

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