More paramilitary forces for Chhattisgarh

June 07, 2014 12:49 am | Updated November 16, 2021 08:22 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

Over 10,000 extra paramilitary personnel would be deployed in Chhattisgarh by the end of this year as part of a long-term plan to plug the “gaps” and intensify the offensive against the Naxals.

The initiative is being seen as an indication of the new dispensation’s decision to overhaul the internal security infrastructure. “During the first meeting, we had flagged the issue highlighting that there were vacuums in the Naxal-hit areas that needed to plugged,” said an official.

The Home Ministry also decided to retain the Naxal Management wing as Left-Wing Extremism division to send across a message that the unit is not meant only to “manage” the issue but deal with it from a broader perspective.

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