New Delhi – Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has decided to deploy women commandos for anti-Naxalite operations.
Director-General of CRPF, Prakash Mishra, said on Wednesday in New Delhi that the force would soon deploy about 300 women commandos for undertaking anti-Naxal operations in select left-wing extremism affected states.
He said several companies from CRPF’s women battalions would be sent for pre-induction training and special tasks before final deployment.
Mishra said the deployment has become important because there were specific reasons and operational benefits for deploying women combatants in Naxalite areas.
He said apart from constant and favourable interaction with the local women folk which not only helps in gathering good intelligence, it would also help in bringing forces closer to the locals and villagers.
CRPF is on the forefront of anti-Naxal operations in India. (Xinhua/NAN)