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Frontier Corps (Balochistan/KPK) Analysis ...

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  1. hasnainfirst

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    The Frontier corps : is an umbrella term for the two western provincial paramilitary forces of Pakistan along the western provinces of "Balochistan" and "Khyber Pakhtunkhwa" , Operationally responsible for protecting Pakistan's sovereignty by assisting the military in anti militancy operations , assisting law enforcement to maintain law and order , border patrolling and anti drug trafficking operations.



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    FC Baluchistan division


    With a total man power of 80,000 (60000 more being recruited) the Frontier Corps comprises two separate organizations:



    *The FC NWFP stationed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province



    *The FC Balochistan stationed in Balochistan.



    Each subdivision is headed by a seconded inspector general, who is a Pakistan Army officer of at least major-general rank, although the force itself is under the of the Interior Ministry.



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    FC KPK division


    Generalization :



    Type: Paramilitary



    Role: National security force



    Size: 80,000 active personnel



    Recruitment : 60000 more announced to be recruited



    Controlled by:



    * Ministry of Interior (MoI)

    * Ministry of Defence (MoD)



    The Frontier corps before 2006 was mostly a lightly armed axillary force comprising of volunteers who performed border security and assisted law enforcement. The ordinary infantry man was armed with a rifle, a helmet a few other equipment to perform his tasks which was sufficient for that time. They were regular civilians doing small time duties which weren't meant for long term fighting.



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    FC before 2006


    How ever as the war in Afghanistan dragged on and the Taliban threat shifted towards Pakistan the situation changed and the Frontier corps gradually underwent a huge transformation. Due to increased responsibility of fighting heavily armed and dangerous militants the Frontier corps needed modernization. Its members were trained by the army and fought side by side the regular armed forces in Pakistan's biggest and longest fight. The Frontier corps suffering minimal loses in fighting delivered decisive blows to the Taliban and other militant groups. Presently it is mostly the Frontier corps that conducts intelligence based operations and anti militancy operations to eliminate hidden sleeper cells from across the country. They also continue to patrol the border and assist the law enforcement.
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    Today the Frontier corps is a proper modernized Paramilitary force which posses years of combat experience, Armored / Aviation units, special forces, cyber division and intelligence services. The average combat unit is given a tough/ Rigorous training, properly armed and given proper equipment used by the actual military. They operate their own tanks and other other armored vehicles given to them by the army and given multiple types of rotor wing aircraft. They have been modernized into a proper paramilitary force.

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    FC infantry


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    FC armored corps


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    FC aviation corps


    Their Role:



    * Perform Border Security duties

    * Assist Army in the defense of the Country

    * Protect Communication Centers

    * Protect important Routes.

    * Undertake Counter Militancy/Criminal/Terrorism Operations

    *Assist Law Enforcement Agencies in maintenance of Law and Order

    * Safeguard important sites and assets



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    Multiple terrorists apprehended and Weapons cache captured in one of many FC operations.



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    Our FC came long way ……………………. Salam to these Brave Sons and Daughters of Pakistan...… :pakistan::smitten::smitten:
     
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