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Newly trained Central Reserve Police Force recruits to be deployed in Maoist-affected regions

June 21, 2012 - Greater Noida

Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), K Vijay Kumar on Thursday said that the newly trained recruits would be deployed in Maoist affected areas.

Kumar was attending the Convocation Day ceremony at the Additional Training Centre (ATC) here.

"We will send these newly trained paramilitary personnel to the Maoist affected areas and northeast states after another tough ground training. We have two-three difficult areas in which the most turbulent is the left wing extremism hit areas. These newly trained personnel have undergone a special, tough training," Kumar said.

Talking about the initiatives taken to prevent malaria deaths, Kumar said the CRPF doctors were recently trained by a team of Border Security Force (BSF).

"Earlier we had some loopholes in the malaria immunization programme and to correct it we have deployed extra specially trained doctors. Under a partnership programme with the BSF, we have been trained by their doctors. Malaria season is going to begin and we are ready with extra doctors and medicines," Kumar said.

Kumar brushed aside reports that claimed that the youth had lost interest in joining the armed forces, and added that the CRPF was carrying out recruitment drives across the country.

"There is no problem in recruiting people. Our ratio is very balanced. We have carried out recruitment drive in Tral village of Jammu and Kashmir and other areas as well. Several youngsters wanted to join the CRPF but were rejected due to tough written and physical tests. There is no reduction in the number of people who are being recruited. There is no difficulty," he added.

The fresh recruits were trained to effectively combat insurgency, detection of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and forest operations.


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