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`CRPF determined to eliminate naxalism`

A senior paramilitary official Wednesday said the CRPF men were prepared to take on the Maoists in a more determined manner to eliminate the menace.



Srinagar: Maintaining that the recent
killing of 75 CRPF personnel by naxalites in Dantewada has not
affected the force`s morale, a senior paramilitary official
Wednesday said the men were prepared to take on the Maoists in a
more determined manner to eliminate the menace.

"We are ready to meet any eventuality. The force is
determined to eliminate the menace of naxalism which of late
has spread its tentacles, posing a threat to the nation,"
Special Director General, CRPF (J&K Zone), N K Tripathy said
at the passing out ceremony of CRPF recruits at the training
centre in Humhama near here.

He said the attack on the force has not affected the
morale of its jawans and officers. "Their morale was high and
is high and will remain so."

As many as 383 recruits of the 78th batch passed out at
the centre today, with the number of personnel to have been
trained at the institute reaching 15,221.

"Training the personnel is important. We will improve the
kind of training being given to them. Whatever is necessary
will be done. They will gain experience and meet the challenge
posed by naxalites," he said.

Tripathy said the recruits were put through 44 weeks of
rigorous training which involved weapon training, PT, battle
obstacle, jungle warfare and law.

He said the training also comprised of human rights and
disaster management to make the personnel efficient peace
keepers.

Addressing the recruits, Tripathy said "the CRPF will
leave no stone unturned to foil the evil designs of the
naxals."

He said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is under
control and there is complete coordination between the
security forces.

However, he denied there were plans to pull out CRPF
troops from J&K and divert them to naxal-infested areas.

"Security forces are the target of both naxals and
terrorists," he said, adding there is no evidence of links
between Maoists and terrorists operating in the valley.

Responding to a question on security arrangements for the
two-months-long Amarnath Yatra commencing from July 1, he said
arrangements for the yatra have been finalised.

The force has acceded to the request of the state
government for more troops for the yatra, he said.

PTI

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