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List of paramilitary organizations

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List of major governmental paramilitary unitsEdit

 
SWAT team training with AR15 style rifles

AsiaEdit

Name Region Active Since Type Comments Size Ref(s)
Afghan Special Narcotics Force   Afghanistan late 2003 Elite Counter-narcotics unit Unknown [1]
Armed Police Force     Nepal 24 October 2001 Counter-insurgency Specialised Police Force Unknown [2]
Assam Rifles   India 1835 Paramilitary force Unknown [3]
Bangladesh Ansar   Bangladesh 16 December 1971 Gendarmerie 6.1 million [4]
Bangladesh National Cadet Corps   Bangladesh 23 March 1979 Paramilitary Volunteer Reserve Defence Force 23,968 [5]
Commando Battalion for Resolute Action   India 12 September 2008 Counter-insurgency Specialised unit 10,000
(2008)
[6][7][needs update]
Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit   Philippines 25 July 1987 Auxiliary unit 1,070 [8][citation needed]
People's Armed Police   China 19 June 1982 Gendarmerie 1.5 million [9]
Special Frontier Force   India 14 November 1962 Paramilitary Special forces 10,000
(2017)
[10]
Special Duties Unit   Hong Kong 23 July 1974 Elite Paramilitary Special Forces Unknown [citation needed]
Volunteer Defense Corps   Thailand 10 February 1954 Security Forces Unknown [11]

Hong KongEdit

Sri LankaEdit

IndonesiaEdit

MalaysiaEdit

PakistanEdit

JapanEdit

Middle EastEdit

IranEdit

IraqEdit

IsraelEdit

TurkeyEdit

EuropeEdit

AlbaniaEdit

EstoniaEdit

FinlandEdit

FranceEdit

ItalyEdit

LatviaEdit

LithuaniaEdit

PolandEdit

RussiaEdit

SwedenEdit

AfricaEdit

KenyaEdit

MauritiusEdit

NigeriaEdit

SeychellesEdit

ZimbabweEdit

OceaniaEdit

AustraliaEdit

AmericasEdit

United StatesEdit

CanadaEdit

ColombiaEdit

List of non-governmental paramilitary unitsEdit

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Bowman 2010, p. 50.
  2. ^ "Introduction". apf.gov. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Assam Rifles". Assam Rifles. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  4. ^ M. H. Syed 2003, pp. 184-185.
  5. ^ "The Volunteers". bncc.gov. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  6. ^ "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage - COBRA on way to fight Naxalites in Jharkhand". The Telegraph India. 8 September 2008. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  7. ^ "CRPF - CENTRAL RESERVE POLICE FORCE, GOVT. OF INDIA". Archived from the original on 15 May 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  8. ^ "On the Revival of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Units" (PDF). chr.gov. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  9. ^ Shambaugh 2002, p. 170.
  10. ^ International Institute for Strategic Studies 2017.
  11. ^ "Volunteer Defense Corps Act, 1954" (PDF). Ratchakitcha (in Thai). Retrieved 16 July 2018.

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