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More SSB personnel for anti-Naxal operations

Nearly 6,000 personnel of the central paramilitary Sahastra Seema Bal will soon be deployed for anti-Naxal operations duties in the Left wing extremism-affected areas of the country. The SSB was withdrawn from these operations in 2011 when it used to be deployed in Chhattisgarh. Now three battalions are deployed in Bihar and Jharkhand alongside other central forces like CRPF, BSF and ITBP.

The force, according to sources, will depute additional six battalions in Jharkhand and West Bengal, by replacing CRPF battalions present in these areas for long. — PTI