Naxal Operations

  • Govt deploys 1,000 fresh BSF personnel to bolster anti-Naxal ops July 30, 2014

    The government has deployed a fresh contingent of about 1,000 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in Chhattisgarh to bolster anti-Naxal operations in the state. The specially trained contingent of the paramilitary will be inducted to operate in Kanker district of the state, situated in the southern part of the state just...
  • CRPF officer killed in a fierce gun-battle during anti-Naxal operation July 4, 2014

    A CRPF officer was killed on Friday during an anti-Naxal operation in Jharkhand's Giridih district. The incident happened early Friday morning when a joint squad of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and state police was out for an operation in Lakheri area of Giridih district. Officials said a heavy exchange of...
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets bureaucrats of Naxal-affected states June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajanth Singh on Friday met top bureaucrats of all Naxal-affected states. Sources say the Home Ministry is likely to assure states of all support from the Centre to fight the Naxal challenge. Sources say the MHA is likely to ask all states to work together with para-miliary...
  • CRPF commando blames officers for botched up anti-Naxal operation June 26, 2014

    Murshidabad: In shocking revelations, a CRPF commando of the elite CoBRA battalion, Sujoy Mandal has told CNN-IBN how Standard Operating Procedures were flouted in a botched up anti-Naxal operation. When the commando questioned why SOP was not being followed, the Deputy Commandant dismissed his apprehensions. Three security personnel died and four...
  • MHA permits Chhattisgarh to use helicopters to target Naxals: sources June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major change of operational strategy, the Union Home Ministry approved the use of helicopters in offensive operations against Naxals in Chhattisgarh, sources said on Monday. So far, helicopters were used only for relief and rescue missions during anti-Naxal operations. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh met Home Minister...
  • Powerful landmine recovered during anti-Naxal operation, defused in Saranda June 4, 2014

    A powerful landmine was recovered during an anti-Naxal operation in Naxal-infested Saranda in West Singhbhum district on Wednesday, police said. The recovery was made while the district armed police and 197 battalion of CRPF were on Long-range Patrolling, SP NK Singh said. Security personnel detected and defused the explosive, weighing 15 kgs,...
  • Wanted Naxal arrested in Sakardaga forest by security forces May 20, 2014

    Security forces on Tuesday apprehended a wanted Naxal from the forests of Jashpur district in Chhattisgarh. Officials said the suspected Maoist, identified as Prabal Toppo, was apprehended by a squad led by paramilitary CRPF from the Sakardaga forest area of Jashpur district when the troops were out for an anti-Naxal operation. Toppo,...
  • Landmine recovered during anti-Naxal operation in Saranda May 7, 2014

    A powerful landmine was detected by the security personnel during an anti-Naxal operation in the Saranda forest in adjoining West Singhbhum district on Wednesday, a senior police officer said. The recovery was made when the security personnel were on a combing operation in the naxal-affected Saranda forest, said Sub-Divisional Police Officer...
  • Maoist leader arrested, huge ammunition seized in Palamu March 10, 2014

    A huge quantity of arms and ammunition were seized from Ankit Yadav, CPI (Maoist) sub-zonal commander and his associate Sahid Ansari in the jungle area under Panki Police Station in Palamu district on Monday. Both were arrested during the anti-Naxal operation launched in view of the forthcoming general polls, SP Y...
  • Maoist gunned down in a fierce encounter with security forces February 23, 2014

    A Maoist was gunned down in a fierce encounter with security forces in Naxal-affected Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, police said. The face off took place in the forests under Dhaudai police station limits of restive Abhujmad region, Narayanpur Additional Superintendent of Police OP Sharma said. The joint squad of CoBRA...
  • Villagers resolve to help police in anti-naxal operation January 28, 2014

    Residents of around 500 villages in the Maoist-hit Jashpur district in north Chhattisgarh have taken a collective decision to help police in the anti-Naxal operation in a bid to curb their alleged atrocities and illegal activities. "The natives of various villages, including Thuthi Amba, Tepar Toli, Awrapali and Kathal Dand under...
  • Anti-Naxal operations: 6,000 more security forces personnel to be deployed in the state January 20, 2014

    The government has decided to deploy close to 6,000 additional central security forces personnel for conducting specialised tasks in the anti-Naxal operations grid in Chhattisgarh. Out of the six new battalions which will be drawn from the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), two have already been deployed in the Sukma and Dantewada...
  • Centre says cannot provide security forces during WB Panchayat polls June 25, 2013

    Kolkata: The Centre has on Tuesday reiterated that it cannot provide security forces to the West Bengal government for conducting the three-phased Panchayat polls next month. The Centre said that it has already deployed forces in rescue operations in flood-hit Uttarakhand and in anti-Naxal operations. The state government has demanded...
  • CMs of Naxal-hit states to meet on June 5 May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Chief ministers of Naxal-affected states will meet in New Delhi on June 5 to formulate strategy on how to check unabated violence by Maoists and tackle the menace. The special session of nine chief ministers will be held on the sideline of the Chief Ministers conference on internal...
  • Maoists are also our fellow Indians: General Shankar Roychowdhury May 29, 2013

    The Army and Air Force have always been wary of being given the responsibility of anti-Naxal operations. A retired Chief of Air Staff went to the extent of saying that the Air Force was not trained to bomb and strafe 'our own people.' Many have warned that it may lead...
  • Odisha Police launches anti-Naxal operations in the state May 29, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Days after the deadly Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh, anti-Naxal operations have started in Odisha as well. The state police sources say there is specific information about Naxal movement towards certain areas like Koraput and Malkangiri. Reports suggest Naxals from Odisha may have been involved in last week's blooodbath in Chhattisgarh....
  • Odisha: Challenges faced by security forces in the Naxal-hit areas May 27, 2013

    Koraput: The Naxal threat is arguably India's biggest concern. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is expected to call a meeting on Monday on the Naxal attack in Bastar in Chhattisgarh that left 28 people dead. But as CNN-IBN reports from Koraput in Odisha, for security forces, it's as much a battle...
  • Maharashtra: Four naxals killed in police encounter April 4, 2013

    Gadchiroli: Four naxals were killed in an encounter on Thursday with police in a remote forest area in the district in Maharashtra, bordering Chhattisgarh, a police officer said. Police suspect that more ultras were killed in the gun battle that ensued after a patrol party came under fire from the...
  • WB: 2 CRPF personnel killed during anti-Naxal ops October 1, 2012

    Kolkata: Two personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed on Sunday during an anti-Naxal operation conducted jointly by West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand. The 184th battalion of the CRPF was engaged in search and combing operations in a forest in West Midnapore when the Naxals ambushed them,...
  • Stop ops if Naxals use civilians: Govt to forces July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: In the wake of killing of 19 persons in an anti-Naxal operation in Chhattisgarh, the Centre on Friday directed security forces to take maximum precaution during offensives against ultras and abandon such plans if women and children are found to be used as human shields. The Standard Operating Procedures...
  • Chhattisgarh: Anti-Naxal operations in Bastar suspended April 24, 2012

    Raipur/New Delhi: With the Maoists' April 25 deadline looming large, Chhattisgarh government suspended the anti-Naxal operations in Bastar region and Monday night offered to hold talks in a bid to end the hostage crisis involving Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon. After an all-party meeting in...
  • Purulia: Combined forces begin combing naxal domains July 26, 2009

    Purulia: The combined security forces commenced the anti-naxal operation on Saturday in West Bengal's Purulia district from Kerua Ghatbera. The combing operations covered the forests adjoining Ayodhya hills under Bagmundi police station, which were considered to be the den of the insurgents, said Rajesh Kumar Yadav, the SP of Purulia. The combined...