Special action force to tackle Maoists

December 11th, 2008 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs today informed that 10 Commando Battalions for Resolute Action (CoBRA) have been sanctioned in the CRPF for dealing with extremists and insurgents.

These battalions will have with two-and-half times the number of officers as compared to a normal CRPF battalion, besides modern and specialized equipment, arms & ammunition and communication facilities commensurate to their role, Jaiswal said.

It has been decided to locate these battalions in various States on need basis, including Orissa and Jharkhand, during the period 2008-2011, he added. (ANI)

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