RAFSector RAF Sector

Rapid Action Force

RAF stands for "Rapid Action Force". A specialized force, It was raised in Oct 1992 with 10 Bn's which has now been increased to 15 Bn's as 5 more units have been added w.e.f 01/01/2018. These units were set up to deal with riots and riot like situations, to instill confidence amongst all sections of the society and also, handle internal security duty.

RAF is a zero response force which gets to the crisis situation within a minimal time, thus enthuses an immediate sense of security and confidence amongst the general public.

This force also has the credit for having a separate flag signifying peace and was proud recipient of president's color presented to it by SH L.K. Advani, then Deputy Prime Minister Of India on 7th Oct. 2003 for its selfless service to the nation in the 11th year of coming into existence.

RAF trained male and female contingents for UN peace keeping mission to different countries (i.e. Haiti, Kosovo, Liberia, etc) every year, continue to earn accolades and excellence in international forum for their highest order of professionalism.

About Organisation

This specialized force has 15 battalions which are numbered 99 to 108 and 83, 91, 97, 114, 194.It is headed by an officer of the rank of Inspector general . Presently Sh. Arun Kumar is the IG, RAF.

The smallest functional unit in the force is a 'Team' commanded by an inspector, has three components namely riot control element, tear smoke element and fire element. It has been organised as an independent striking unit.

One team in a company of RAF is comprised of women personnel so as to deal more effectively with situation where the force forces women demonstrators.

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