30th Rapid Action Force Anniversary Parade in Hyderabad

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Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra attended the 30th Rapid Action Force Anniversary Parade in Hyderabad on October 7.

Rapid Action Force

  • It is a special force which was created in October 1992 by converting 10 independent battalions of CRPF.

  • These units were formed for riots, riot-like situations, to build trust among all sections of the society and for internal security duty.

  • It is the most reliable force that reaches the site without wasting time, in the shortest possible time when a crisis situation arises.

  • This force is in possession of a separate flag which is a symbol of peace.

  • This flag was presented by the then Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani on 7 October 2003 to commemorate the 11 years of the RAF's service to the nation.

  • It is continuously training men and women jointly every year for UN peacekeeping missions in different countries (Haiti, Kosovo, Libera etc.).

  • There are 10 battalions in this special force, which are battalion numbers 99 to 108 in CRPF, they are headed by an Inspector General.

  • Inspector-General of RAF - Arun Kumar

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