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Anti-Naxal Operations: Employment of Armed Forces

Brig (Retd) Rumel Dahiya was Deputy Director General at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.
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  • May 04, 2010

    Whereas employing Armed Forces may appear to be an attractive idea in the face of inability of state and central police forces and PMF to control the menace the adverse affects of long term commitment of Armed Forces particularly that on the Army, needs to be understood. Their involvement in anti-naxal operations will seriously effect their combat readiness to face external security challenges which we can ill afford. We need to develop other potent alternatives for which adequate scope exists.

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