CRPF for first time deploys women commandos for anti-Maoists operations

Nov 17, 2016 16:35 IST

In a first, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) deployed a team of 135 women commandos in anti-Naxal operations in Jharkhand.

The 135 women commandos belong to the 232 battalion’s Delta company. At present, they are undertaking operations under the guidance of the CRPF’s 133 battalion near Khunti on the outskirts of Ranchi.

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The 135 women commandos will be equally capable of neutralising Naxals in par with men commandos.

They hold expertise in carrying out all types of anti-Maoists operations and will play important role in tackling women Naxals.

They have been trained in several case studies and carry out their operation in a perfect manner.

They are also equipped with modern weapons and software to assist them in executing their plan.

About Central Reserve Police Force

The Central Reserve Police Force is India's largest Central Armed Police Forces.

It functions under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

Its primary role lies in assisting the States/Union Territories in police operations to maintain law and order and counter insurgency.

It came into existence as the Crown Representative's Police on 27 July 1939.

After the Independence of India, it became the Central Reserve Police Force on enactment of the CRPF Act on 28 December 1949.

With 235 battalions and various other establishments, it is considered country’s largest paramilitary force and has a sanctioned strength of 308862 personnel.

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