Two security personnel, one of them belonging to Central Reserve Police Force's specialised unit CoBRA, were injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Tuesday, police said.
Three personnel, including a commandant, of CRPF's CoBRA unit, were on Monday injured when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) they were defusing went off in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district.
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.
Setting a record of sorts of getting the most gallantry awards, CRPF`s lone CoBRA commando unit deployed for anti-insurgency operations in the North East was Thursday accorded as many as 15 medals for undertaking daring actions against the ultras and insurgents.
Aiming to prevent youth from joining the Naxal fold and provide them a sustainable source of income, over 50,000 acres of land in Maoist-affected states will be used for rubber plantation under a specially funded Central project.