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Corps Of Military Police (CMP) Important Unit Of The Indian Army

Corps Of Military Police (CMP) Important Unit Of The Indian Army

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This post will be new for many aspirants, but I assure you that the post will be full of information that will add to your preparation and will help you in your development. In this post, we will talk about one of the essential limbs of the Indian army, and that is CMP.

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  1. What is the Corps of Military Police (CMP)?
  • The First section of Indian Corps of Military Police was raised in July 1939, With the name of Force 4 Provost unit and initially was part of the 4th Indian Infantry Division.
  • The Provost section was raised by taking soldiers from the 7 and 11 Cavalry Regiment.
  • The British Government of India formally sanctioned the formation of Corps of Indian Military Police on 7 July 1942.
  • after the Freedom of India on 18 October 1947, the corps was re-designated and now is known as 'Corps of Military Police (CMP)
  • Corps of Military Police (CMP) is the military police of the Indian Army the CMP is trained to handle prisoners of war and to regulate traffic, as well as to treat necessary telecommunication equipment such as telephone exchanges.
  • Some of the critical points about CMP-
  • Regimental Centre      Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Nickname(s)                Provost
  • Motto(s)                       Seva Tatha Sahayata
  • Anniversaries              October 18(Corps Raising Day)




  1. How to identify CMP personnel?
  • The term 'red berets' is synonymous with the personnel of the elite corps of Military Police (CMP), since all ranks of this Corps adorn the exclusive red berets along with white belts to distinguish themselves from other Corps of Army.
  • They can be identified by their red berets, white lanyards and belts, and they also wear a black brassard with the letters MP imprinted in red.



  1. What is the task they undertake?
  • The role of this Corps is primarily to assist Army formations in maintaining a high standard of discipline of its troops, prevent breaches of various rules and regulations and to help in the preservation of high morale of all ranks of the formation. Some of the essential tasks are namely-
  • Policing the Cantonments and Army Establishments
  • Maintenance of Order and Discipline in the cantonments, Army Establishments and to prevent the breach of Rules and Regulations of the Indian Army by the Soldiers serving in the Regular Army.
  • Maintaining the movements of Logistics, soldiers and vehicles in the cantonments during peace and war both times
  • Handling POW(Prisoners of War)
  • Controlling stragglers and refugees in a battle.
  • Assistance to other regiments, soldiers and their families
  • Aid to Civil Police and is responsible for making liaison with Civil Police, Naval police, and Air Force police
  • Investigating Cases of the Indian Army
  • Providing pilot vehicles to Division Commanders, Corps Commanders, Army Commanders and COAS
  • Providing close protection to the Chief of Army Staff
  • Adding to these Soldiers of the Corps served in Different UN Mission contingents at Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone are presently deployed in UNFIL, Lebanon and UNDOF and Golan Heights.


So that’s is all about the CMP. I hope you enjoyed reading the article.

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