Rajnath credits CRPF for drop in Naxal violence

September 25, 2015 12:02 am | Updated November 16, 2021 04:27 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

A file photo of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

A file photo of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday that Naxal violence has come down by 35 per cent due to efforts of the security forces.

“Due to the brave efforts of the CRPF personnel, there has been a 35 per cent reduction in incidents in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-affected States,” he said releasing a graphic booklet here.

The book depicts the valour and sacrifice of CRPF personnel during the battle of Sardar Post, Rann of Kutch, in the 1965 India-Pakistan war.

Mr. Singh lauded the role of the CRPF at Hot Springs in Ladakh and at other places in maintaining the country’s security.

On April 9, 1965, at the Sardar Post in the Rann of Kutch, two companies of CRPF stood their ground and resisted the attack of a full-fledged Pakistani Infantry Brigade, inflicting heavy casualties.

The retaliation by the CRPF men was such a profound shock to the Pakistani Army that they left behind 34 bodies, including that of two officers. Four Pakistani soldiers were taken as prisoners.

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