5,000 paramilitary men to be deployed for anti naxal operations

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New Delhi, Aug 01(ANI): In a move to flush out Naxalites, the Border Security Force (BSF) has decided to deploy five thousand personnel in the Maoist affected states, along with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

According to sources the BSF would deploy five battalions in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal and Maharashtra, where the Maoist activity is high.

The deployment of the personnel drawn from border areas for the anti-naxal operation in five states would be completed by the end of September, sources added.he outgoing Director General of BSF M.L.Kumawat said the force has earlier played a leading role in anti-insurgency operations, may also take up operations in Naxal hit areas whenever ordered.

Nearly 230 security personnel lost their lives in the Naxal violence in these five states.

India is constantly observing the construction of structures by the Pakistani rangers along the border, and would react at the appropriate time, Kumawat said.alking about the modernisation steps of the force, Kumawat said vehicles like Hovercrafts are being acquired to carry out patrol and recce missions in the Sir Creek area.

Kumawat said there have been 2,607 incidents of infiltration on the eastern border, and 199 attempts on the western border so far this year.

Kumawat termed his 10-month stint with BSF as a very rich experience. (ANI)

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