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March 10 : Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Raising Day

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March 10 is observed as CISF raising day every year since 1969.  The CISF is a dedicated force which provides security to a wide range of critical infrastructure assets of India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “On 46th CISF Raising Day, I salute the CISF personnel for their bravery and sense of duty with which they have served our Nation for years“.

Knowledge is Wealth

  • The CISF was set up under an Act of the Parliament of India on 10 March 1969. 
  • The current strength of CISF is 165,000. The government is planning to increase the strength to 200,000 over the next 2–3 years.
  • CISF is the largest industrial security force in the world.
  • The headquarters of CISF is at New Delhi
  • CISF comes directly under the Ministry of Home Affairs
  • The current Director General of CISF is IPS Officer Arvind Ranjan