Measures to Check Naxalism

Posted: March 13, 2013 in Current affairs

IAS Preparation Online

The weapon holding of Left Wing Extremists is not superior to the weaponry used by the security forces in the LWE affected area. The LWE outfits are using weapons/equipments like LMG, AK-47, SLR, .303 Rifles, GF Rifles, HE Grenades and VHF & HF sets for attacks on security forces. Further, there are reports that the CPI(Maoist) is focusing on further augmentation of its military capability to increase the lethality of its armoury. The use of Rockets, Mortars and Molotov Cocktails, the former through indigenously manufactured launchers have also been witnessed during some attacks on security forces in the Bastar region. The Government is implementing a scheme namely, ‘Construction / Strengthening of Fortified Police Stations’ wherein 400 Police Stations are proposed to be constructed in 9 LWE affected States at the rate of Rs. 2.00 crore for each police station. Under the Scheme, 80% of funds are provided by the Central…

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