With an aim of countering the 'anti-developmental' propaganda of Maoists, the CRPF has devised a new strategy of putting up hoardings in local dialect to seek tribals' support in construction of a National Highway in Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit Sukma district.
Security of several VIPs including former Union Ministers and Speaker Meira Kumar has been totally withdrawn while the elite 'Black Cat' NSG commandos provided to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh may be replaced by CRPF.
The Orissa High Court on Thursday asked state Vigilance Directorate to submit before it in a sealed cover the preliminary inquiry report based on which an FIR was registered against former DGP Prakash Mishra who is now DG of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
CRPF chief Prakash Mishra on Monday asked his troops to undertake dare-devil operations in anti-Naxal and anti-insurgency hit areas in the country but ensure a 'zero' casualty rate by doing these tasks smartly and tactically.
At least one person was dead and another injured on Monday when security forces fired at protesters demanding the remains of Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.
The country's largest paramilitary force CRPF has bagged the maximum number of gallantry medals at 36 this Republic Day with eight of these bravery awards being accorded posthumously to the paramilitary personnel.
All big operations in Left wing extremism-hit states, which require large-scale mobilisation of security forces, will be cleared after approvals from the CRPF headquarters, the new chief of the country's lead anti-Naxal operations force said.
The first time that an American President attends the Republic Day function as the chief guest will also mark the maiden outing at the annual parade of India's elite jungle warfare commando contingent, CoBRA, whose combat overalls have been patterned on that of the US Special Forces.