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Illness, heart attacks killing more BSF men than border ops

More BSF personnel have died of heart attack and other illnesses than in action on the borders and anti-Naxal operations in the past two years, according to official data.

Maoist commander gunned down in Sukma district

Maoist commander gunned down in Sukma district

A Maoist militia commander was today gunned down in an exchange of fire with security forces in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said.

 CRPF jawan shoots himself in Chhattisgarh

CRPF jawan shoots himself in Chhattisgarh

A CRPF jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself from his service rifle at his camp in the Naxal violence affected Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

Two CRPF commandos killed, 14 hurt in anti-Naxal ops in Chhattisgarh

Officials said while the two commandos succumbed to bullet injuries late evening, at least 14 others including team leader were injured.

Maharashtra: 502 Naxals surrender in 10 years; rehabilitated

The Maharashtra government had launched a Naxal surrender policy on August 29, 2005 which has been extended time and again.

Anti-Naxal operations: 5,000 additional ITBP troops to be deployed in Chhattisgarh

In order to give a boost to anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh's worst affected areas, Centre has sanctioned additional deployment of 5,000 troops of mountain-warfare trained ITBP in the state.

Manohar Parrikar rules out Army deployment in anti-Naxal operations

 Ruling out the possibility of deploying Army in anti-Naxal operations, Defence Minister Manohar Parrkar on Wednesday said if demanded, armed forces would extend "logistical support" and "provide training" to police in tackling the menace.

CRPF jawan deployed for anti-Naxal ops in CG kills self

A CRPF jawan deployed in the anti-Naxal operations grid in Chhattisgarh today allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself from his service rifle.

Crackdown in Sukma vital for police to combat Naxal menace

Security forces need to make significant inroads into Sukma, considered the strongest military base of the outlawed movement in the country, to win the "war" against Maoists, experts and police officials feel.

Two new advanced military choppers for BSF air wing

After over six-month delay, two new advanced military choppers have landed in India to be inducted into the elite air wing of the Border Security Force, which is tasked to carry air support missions for troops along the borders and in the hinterland for anti-Naxal operations.

Two Maharashtra police commandos killed in Gadchiroli Naxal encounter

Two police commandos were killed while another was injured in a gunbattle with Naxalites in the forests of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Sunday.

Anti-Naxal ops: Govt hires two private choppers for military sorties

Anti-Naxal ops: Govt hires two private choppers for military sorties

The government has hired two helicopters from a private firm to provide air support to security forces deployed in the jungles of Chhattisgarh and its border areas which are hotbeds of Maoist activities.

Fight against Naxals: Rajnath Singh to chair meeting of four CMs

To firm up plans to give a heavy push to the fight against Naxals in their citadel in Bastar, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair a meeting of Chief Ministers of four Maoist-hit states -- Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Telangana and Odisha – on Monday.

Prakash Mishra takes over as CRPF DG

Senior IPS officer Prakash Mishra on Monday took over as the new chief of country's largest paramilitary and lead anti-Naxal operations force CRPF.

First women commandos team deployed in jungles of Maoist inflicted areas

New Delhi: A special squad of women troops has been deployed deep inside jungles of Maoist inflicted areas to undertake operations against Naxalites.

Anti-Naxal ops: CRPF finds Chattisgarh, Jharkhand most tough

CRPF, the lead anti-Naxal force, considers Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand as the most challenging states when it comes to tackling the menace of left-wing extremism (LWE) in the country.

Anti-Naxal ops: Local detonating wire bleeding security forces

Anti-Naxal ops: Local detonating wire bleeding security forces

An easily available 'detonating wire', commonly used in mining operations, has been found to be the catalyst behind numerous deadly IED blasts by Naxals in the red corridors of the country.

Naxal held in Chhattisgarh

A hardcore Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head was arrested during a search operation in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Narayanpur district, police said Friday.

Centre to fund special force to tackle Naxal problem: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday spelled out the anti-Maoist policy of the Narendra Modi government, saying there will be no talks with the left-wing ultras.

Good roads could help anti-Naxal operations: Vijay Kumar

Anti-naxal operations in Palamau district in Jharkhand could have got impetus had nine long-pending road projects been completed, Senior Advisor in Union Home Ministry K Vijay Kumar said on Tuesday.