CRPF's warfare school trains cops in counter-insurgency

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Silchar, Mar 1 (UNI) The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)'s Counter-Insurgency and Anti-Terrorist School (CIAT) has imparted training to 3421 security personnel over the past couple of years.

Brigadier (Retd) K S Dalal, the principal of the school, on the occasion of its third raising day recently, said the trained personnel included 690 from Bihar Police and 2606 from CRPF.

The CIAT at Dayapur in Cachar district came into being in February 2005 with the objective of imparting training on counter-insurgency and anti-terrorist operations, he stated.

The warfare school had become a hot destination for the security forces keen on sharpening their skill in the fight against terrorists, he informed.

'' The key areas of focus in the school are discussion and deliberations on tactics to be adopted in the changing scenario, improving firing skills, knowledge on explosives and IEDs, long duration operations involving survival in jungle and instilling a sense of confidence among the troops to succeed, '' he asserted.

He said since the CRPF had been entrusted with the responsibility of internal security, a requirement was being felt for an institute, which would solely specialise in counter-insurgency (CI) operation.

Within a short duration, the school had created infrastructure to meet the demands of CI training, he said, adding that now a days security forces in a number of states in India were busy fighting terrorists, and the school, first of its kind by the CRPF in the country, was proved helpful in providing them with necessary training required to counter terrorism.

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