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Hemant Kumar asked: What can be done to minimise casualties among the CRPF personnel engaged in anti-Naxal operations and how Naxalism can be eradicated from Chhattisgarh?

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  • P.V. Ramana replies: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and all other Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) deployed in Anti-Naxal Operations (ANO) would need to adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to minimise casualties.

    Calibrated security response together with vigorous development measures would help to meet the Naxalite challenge in Chhattisgarh. These would include health, education and connectivity.

    For more on the subject, please refer to the following IDSA publications:

    Om Shankar Jha, “Combating Left Wing Extremism: Is Police Training Lacking? Case Study of Chhattisgarh”, IDSA Occasional Paper No. 3, June 2009.

    P.V. Ramana, “Measures to Deal with Left-Wing Extremism/Naxalism”, IDSA Occasional Paper No. 20, October 2011.

    Posted on April 03, 2018

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