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Special commandos deployed for anti-Naxal operations in Bihar

New Delhi: In the backdrop of the Union Home ministry recently pulling up Bihar for its “failure” in controlling Naxal violence, the CRPF has now deployed close to 200 commandos of its special CoBRA battalion
India TV News Desk January 12, 2014 22:47 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: In the backdrop of the Union Home ministry recently pulling up Bihar for its “failure” in controlling Naxal violence, the CRPF has now deployed close to 200 commandos of its special CoBRA battalion to bring lethality in its offensives in the state.

The anti-Naxal warfare trained commandos will now not only assist about 5,000 troops of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) already deployed and tasked for these operations in the state, but also carry out specific intelligence inputs based strikes.

The units of the 207th battalion of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) has been based in Jamui, sources said, after taking them out from West Bengal where the Naxal situation is under control.

The CoBRA will also provide the much needed intelligence inputs to the regular CRPF units who rue that they are not getting much of this vital information from state police.