Raipur: Army jawans will be trained in
the art of jungle warfare at a special training camp being held for them in the densely-forested areas of Chhattisgarh.
The Chhattisgarh state government has made available
750 sq km of deep forest area in Abujhmad in Bastar district
for this purpose.
An army team arrived in Chhattisgarh yesterday to undergo
Lt Gen V K Ahluwalia, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief
of Central Command had paid a visit to Chhattisgarh in
February and expressed a wish to hold special training camps
for the army here. Ahluwalia had said that the sole purpose
of these jungle camps would be to train the jawans.
"In the first week of February, senior defence officials
had paid visits to different parts of the state and had
expressed a wish to conduct training camps in the forest areas
in Chhattisgarh. They had said that the jungles in
Chhattisgarh would provide the best training grounds for the
army jawans," officials said.
Chhattisgarh and Orissa Sub Area Commander Brigadier
Amrik Singh said that the army jawans have come to Bastar with
the sole purpose of receiving training and not to carry out
any operation against the Naxalites.