`Army won’t take part in anti-Naxal operations`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 23:59

Raipur: Though the Army is setting up a
training centre in Bastar, it has no intention to take part in
anti-Naxal operations there, a top officer said on Tuesday.

Lieutenant General V K Ahluwalia, General Officer
Commanding-in-Chief told reporters here that Chhattisgarh
government offered land to the Army where it was setting up a
training centre.

"It is for training purposes only," he said, adding Army
would not be involved in anti-Naxal campaigns as it considered
Naxals to be Indian citizens.

When asked how the Army would react if the outlaws
attacked the training facility, he said Army knew how to deal
with such situations.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 23:59

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