The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is the India’s largest Central Armed Police Forces.Central Reserve Police Force is works under the headship of Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. CRPF’s essential role is to help the State /Union Territories in the police operation to keep up law and order and counter-insurgency. Its headquarter is located in New Delhi.
CRPF was begun as Crown Representative Police on 27th July 1939 whose main job was to help Princely states in maintaining law and order.After independence, it became the Central Reserve Police Force on the enactment of the CRPF Act on 28th December 1949.
CRPF has assisted Indian Army in all wars. On 9th April 1965, two companies of CRPF repulsed the attack of a Pakistan Infantry Brigade and didn’t give them enter Indian territory in Sardar Post at the Rann of Kutch and held ground until Army came and took over. To honor this 9th April is celebrated as Shaurya Diwas. Before BSF was made in 1965 it was CRPF who guarded Indian Borders. After making of BSF the onus of guarding border was given to BSF. CRPF released its first stamp on 1989 to celebrate 60 years of formation.
CRPF played an essential role in ending Punjab Terrorism. The then Punjab DGP KPS Gill and CRPF worked in tandem and they together laid an immaculate platform for Army to launch the final assault. Central Reserve Police Force still deploys one platoon in KPS Gills residence as his life is always at risk.
CRPF was deployed alongside Indian Army in Sri Lanka as a part of Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to bring normalcy in the country. CRPF has its own Anti-Riot force called Rapid Action Force whose color was presented by L.K.Advani the then Home minister.They are additionally found in most of the Central services as deputations like NCB, RAW, IB, CBI, SPG, NSG, NIA and many more.