78 Assistant Commandants join CRPF
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Last Updated: Monday, February 15, 2010, 17:29
Kadarpur (Gurgaon): Trained in best modern jungle warfare techniques besides counter-insurgency and anti-Naxal operations, 78 Assistant Commandants, including two women officers, on Monday joined the ranks of CRPF.

The new recruits, who have completed 55-week gruelling training, will now be deployed in the Maoist-infested states as part of the joint anti-Naxal operations initiated by the Centre along with states.

While 13 officers were given awards of excellence, Saurabh Awasthi got the Sword of Honour for being the best cadet at the CRPF Academy here.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who was the chief guest at the passing out parade, lauded the role of the force in maintaining internal security.

The officers of the Gazetted Officer 40th Batch, who held a march past, were administered oath by Deputy Inspector General of Police J S Gill.

The CRPF is the main paramilitary force leading the anti-Naxal operations involving over 59,000 central security forces besides the state police forces.

The largest paramilitary force in the world, the CRPF also takes part in UN peace-keeping assignments.

A 106-member women's contingent of the CRPF had recently left for civil war-stricken Liberia as part of the United Nations Peace Keeping operation.


First Published: Monday, February 15, 2010, 17:29

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