Naxal attack: There was no intelligence failure, says Ahir

RAIPUR: An afternoon after 9 CRPF team of workers had been killed in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, Union minister Hansraj Ahir these days mentioned there used to be no intelligence failure and asserted that the government used to be committed to ensuring the protection of jawans.
He additionally mentioned the government sought after to arm the protection forces with the most recent apparatus.

Ahir visited the camp of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force here this morning and paid homage to the 9 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) team of workers killed the day past after Naxals blasted their mine protected vehicle (MPV) in Sukma.

"Our jawans sacrificed their lives while fighting a tough battle. We are pained over the incident and at the same time taking this as a challenge. People of the country hope that this will not be repeated and the Centre is alert over it," Ahir told reporters.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh have expressed their condolences over the incident, and the Centre has been pondering severely to ensure the protection of its jawans and keep away from such incidents in long term, the Minister of State for Home Affairs mentioned.

To a question on the day past's Naxal attack, he mentioned there used to be no lack of intelligence inputs.

He mentioned that the day past morning, an alternate of fireside came about between the CoBRA team of workers (an elite wing of the CRPF) and Naxals. "It means, we had inputs but the ultras always look for a chance to target," the minister mentioned.

Asked in regards to the want to deploy extra forces in anti-Naxal operations, he mentioned, "Rather than inducting forces, we want to arm the security forces with the latest equipment to further strengthen them. We will also focus on the intelligence mechanism."

Besides focusing on modernisation of the protection forces, the government has additionally been searching for the most recent generation at the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection ways, Ahir mentioned.

"Every (Naxal-affected) state has been taking the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) as a challenge. The central forces and the state police are fighting in full coordination against the menace," he mentioned.

To a question, the minister denied the chance of deploying the Army to tackle Naxals within the Bastar area, which is regarded as because the hotbed of the ultras.

He used to be talking on the headquarters of 4th battalion of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force within the Mana Camp house here early this morning.

Nine CRPF team of workers had been killed and two others injured after Naxals blew up their mine protected vehicle (MPV) while they had been patrolling at the Kistaram-Palodi path in Sukma.

The rebels used over 50 kgs of explosives to blast the vehicle.

The sufferers had been from to the CRPF's 212th battalion.
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