We will not let the blood of our men go waste: CRPF

Last Updated: Friday, April 9, 2010 - 13:42

New Delhi: After suffering a major blow at the hands of Naxals in Chhattisgarh, the CRPF on Friday said it will not let the blood of its men go waste and take the battle
against the Maoists forward with a hardened resolve.

"We will not let this blood go waste. I pledge to carry
forward the battle," CRPF Special Director General (North) NK
Tripathi said at the force`s Valour Day event here.

Asked if the force was feeling demoralised after the
Dantewada attack in which 75 CRPF personnel were wiped out in
an ambush on April 6, he said, "There is no question of our
moral being hit. As a matter of fact, our resolve to fight has
hardened."

Tripathi said the force will take more time to understand
the mistakes committed and the right strategy adopted by the
Naxals.

The senior CRPF official said he does not agree with
certain media reports regarding lack of training in the force
and that the particular company which was attacked in
Dantewada had not been given the required training.

"The men were trained and were given all the weaponry
available," he said. Asked what kind of training was given to
the particular company, Tripathi said, "All trainings,
including jungle warfare training, were provided."

Earlier, Home Minister P Chidambaram awarded medals to
officers and personnel of the force at the function.

PTI



First Published: Friday, April 9, 2010 - 13:42

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