The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has launched a massive anti-Naxal operations in the states of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, reports said on Friday.
In a bid to prevent Naxalites from recruiting youth in their cadre, the armed forces would organize special recruitment camps in remote Maoist-hit areas, Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh Thursday said.
Impressed by the Chhattisgarh government`s use of `Porta Cabins` (pre-fabricated structures) for school infrastructure in naxal infested areas, the Centre has decided to follow the model in other states as well, an official said.
Security forces engaged in anti-Naxal operations in various states, including Chhattisgarh, have decided to get different variants of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) ranging from small drones to long-range surveillance ones.
The Chhattisgarh government is planning to use UAVs of the IAF to conduct reconnaissance of naxal-hit areas even as security forces are mulling entering the Maoist stronghold of
Abujhmad -- an unexplored jungle area in Bastar.