20 June, 2021

‘It Is Vital To Use Your Own Forces Like DRG, STF’

Special director-general (anti-Naxal operations), Chhattisgarh, D.M. Awasthi on "Why is it important to use local personnel in counter-insurgency operations?"

‘It Is Vital To Use Your Own Forces Like DRG, STF’
outlookindia.com
2017-06-19T15:43:17+05:30

Buckling under pressure from two successive attacks (March and April 2017) by the Maoist guerrilla, the security forces have been trying to cope up with several changes. Some have come from the Centre, some from their own state. D.M. Awasthi, special director-general (anti-Naxal operations), Chhattisgarh, discusses why it is important to use local personnel in counter-insurgency operations, aiming for valuable surrenders and commits to restoring law and order functions in police stations in the red corridor, where thanas have increasingly become like security barracks and there is limited or no access to justice.

 There were attacks on security personnel who were providing cover during the construction of roads along Injiram-Bheji and Dornapal-Jagargonda. What is the importance of these two roads on security and development?

These two roads are built under a government scheme with a mandate to link all areas that are under Maoist control or where they had damaged the roads down the mainstream. There are 20 such roads...

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