Special Frontier Force: Vikas Battalion

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Special Frontier Force: Vikas Battalion

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- Defence and Security

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Important value additions 

Special Frontier Force (SFF

  • SFF was established on 14th November 1962 in the immediate aftermath of the 1962 Sino-India war.
  • It falls under the purview of the Cabinet Secretariat. 
  • It is headed by an Inspector General who is an Army officer of the rank of Major General.
  • They are highly trained special forces personnel who can undertake a variety of tasks. 
  • Women soldiers, too, form a part of SFF units. 
  • The SFF units are not part of the Army
  • However, they function under operational control of the Army

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Major Operations of SFF: 

  • Operation Eagle (1971 war with Pakistan) 
  • Operation Bluestar (clearing Amritsar’s Golden Temple in 1984)
  • Operation Meghdoot (securing the Siachen glacier in 1984) 
  • Operation Vijay (war with Pakistan at Kargil in 1999) 

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