More than 870 freshly trained recruits have joined the Central Reserve Police Force, with a majority of them to be part of the anti-Naxal combat in the Maoist-affected states of the country. The group has been commissioned after a 44-week rigorous training they underwent at Additional Training Centre of CRPF. The recruits are in the age group of 20-23 years.
Addressing the troops during their passing out parade, Chief of CRPF Vijay Kumar stated that said that the group should even be ready to sacrifice their lives for the cause. The preliminary training included acclimatisation, unarmed combat, detecting and crippling of improvised explosive devices, jungle operations, aspects of policing and paramilitary craft before they were inducted into regular battalions for launching operations into Naxal-affected and insurgency-prone areas.
CRPF now has an ATCs in the existing establishments which helps churn out trained personnel at a fast pace. This is being done keeping in mind, the paramilitary force’s rapid expansion pace. Currently the CRPF has deployed as many as 80,000 personnel for the anti-Maoist combing. ON the whole, there are as many as 220 operational battalions, comprising of 2 lakh personnel.
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