The Brigade of Guards Regiment and Sikh Regiment were on Thursday jointly adjudged the best marching contingents in this year's Republic Day parade under the Services category while CISF won the coveted award in the paramilitary and auxiliary segment.
Two months after the post fell vacant, government today appointed senior IPS officer Subhas Goswami as the new chief of the paramilitary Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) which guards the crucial Indian border with China.
The paramilitary and police forces in the country have lost 31,895 personnel in the last 53 years in the line of duty but they are still fighting for the "martyr" status for the dead officers and men like in the Armed Forces.
Women personnel and officers constituted a mere 2 per cent of the more than two lakh troopers recruited by paramilitary forces in the last three years and in the initial few months of 2013, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
Nearly 15,000 central paramilitary
personnel currently deployed in West Bengal are unlikely to be
withdrawn soon as they are being engaged in the recovery of
illegal arms and to check post-poll violence.
Five people were killed on Wednesday in
Pakistan`s biggest city in the fresh wave of violence and
target killings and the paramilitary forces asked for more
resources and a free hand to tackle the situation.
The Centre is likely to give only
4,000 paramilitary personnel as against the state`s demand for
over 60,000 men to deal with any law and order problem that
may arise after the court verdict on Ayodhya title suit.
The mother and brother of a paramilitary personnel were killed while his daughter and son were critically injured when Taliban fighters attacked his house in the restive Mohmand tribal region in northwest Pakistan.