18 January, 2021

Fidayeen Car-Bomb Is A New Kind Of Threat In J&K: CRPF DG

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), says the paramilitary force will work on evolving measures to combat a “new kind of threat” following the Pulwama suicide attack.

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Fidayeen Car-Bomb Is A New Kind Of Threat In J&K: CRPF DG
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2019-02-22T11:23:54+05:30

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), says the paramilitary force will work on evolving measures to combat a “new kind of threat” following the Pulwama suicide attack. In an exclusive interview, Bhatnagar spoke to Jeevan Prakash Sharma. Excerpts…

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has said that the fidayeen attack on the CRPF convoy was an intelligence failure. Do you agree?

You have to understand that this is the escalation of a level of threat which is of a different nature altogether. A fidayeen car-bomb attack on a moving convoy is a new kind of threat which has developed and we have to now factor that in. J&K is one of the best examples of very good cooperation and coordination among all the agencies and you look at the large number of successes that we have had over the past two years. Though, the losses are very high in this incident.

Was this a case of a lack of intelligence sharing among various...

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