November 28, 2020

949 recruit inducted in CRPF for fighting against LWE in Bihar and other states

PATNA: Almost after a rigorous training of one year, 949 recruits were inducted in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday for fighting against left wing extremism in Bihar, Chhattisgarh and other affected states.

The induction took place at Recruit Training Centre (RTC) at Rajgir in Nalanda which is among the five RTCs of CRPF located in India.

Bihar sector CRPF IG MS Bhatia inspected the passing out parade organised by the new recruits.

This is among the first batch of the recruits in which the team of 10 to 12 recruits formed during their training would not be broken and according to the teams only recruits would be sent to various battalions fighting against extremism.

Earlier, the team formed during the training was dismantled only after which new recruits were sent in field posting.

Sector IG Bhatia said that the decision was taken by CRPF headquarter to continue with the teams formed during training even for field posting of recruits in a battalion with an aim to continue with the brotherhood and strong bond of trust which is build up during training. “The trust and bonds amid recruits plays a key role in battlegrounds,” the IG said.

He said the recruits passed through gruesome four-week jungle warfare training especially required to counter Maoists. The recruits were also trained in core fields like close quarter battle (CQB), handling GPS and other advanced equipment, crowd control and disaster management.

The trained recruits can now handle weapons like Indian version of French weapon Carl Gustav Rocket Launcher (CGRL), AK-47, INSAS, Israel manufactured Tavor assault rifle, under barrel grenade launcher (UBGL) and several other small side arms.

Earlier, on March 12 this year, 485 recruits were inducted into CRPF from additional training centre in Mokama, Patna who would be deployed for counter terrorism operations in Jammu and Kashmir and other LWE affected states.

Courtesy: TNN

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