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Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Capability Review


Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Shri Amit Shah attended the 54th Raising Day celebrations of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) as the Chief Guest in Hyderabad on March 12 as per the MHA Press Release.


The Union Home Minister highlighted that in 1969, CISF had a strength of about 3,000 personnel, which in 53 years has increased to 1.70 lakh. He said that in the next 10 years, many opportunities would be available to CISF for the development.


Security Profile


Mr Shah highlighted that in the contemporary digital age, CISF has provided state-of-the-art security to its stakeholders.


Shri Amit Shah said that currently CISF is providing security to 66 sensitive and major airports, 14 major seaports, nuclear and space institutions, Delhi Metro, Statue of Unity and many industrial units and mines as per the MHA Press Release.


The CISF at present provides security cover to 353 establishments through the length and breadth of the country as per the CISF Website.


The CISF security umbrella includes India’s most critical infrastructure facilities like nuclear installations, space establishments, airports, seaports, power plants etc. In addition, the CISF also protects important government buildings, iconic heritage monuments and the Delhi Metro. The CISF also has a specialized VIP Security vertical providing round the clock security to important protectees.


Among CAPFs, CISF is the only force, which has an effective fire fighting force, and it has achieved accolades in the field of fire protection. The CISF also has its own Fire Wing which provides services to 104 establishments as per the CISF Website.


Shri Shah said that while dealing with about 50 lakh commuters on Delhi Metro and Airport every day, CISF remains committed to the security of the nation's assets with righteous but firm conduct.


The force has since grown into a premier multi-skilled organization with a present strength of 1,71,635 personnel.



The CISF at present provides security cover to 353 establishments through the length and breadth of the country as per the CISF Website.

Hybrid Model


The Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation said that the CISF has adopted a hybrid model and this is going to enhance its role in the times to come as per the MHA Press Release.


He said this model would pave the way to use this model in advisory and many other roles in private companies as well.


He said that in the coming two decades, this force would be able to protect even the private companies from security threats related to drones and modern technology as per the MHA Press Release.


Technology


Shri Shah said that the Union Home Ministry will make all provisions to equip CISF with all the latest technologies to meet the future challenges by adopting state-of-the-art technologies for the security of ports, airports and industrial units. He said that the Home Ministry has prepared an action plan for this purpose as per the MHA Press Release.


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