Need of 'unity for purpose' to tackle Naxals: Rajnath Singh

Speaking at a conference of 10 Naxal-infested states here on Monday in the wake of the recent killings of CRPF personnel, Mr Singh underlined the urgent need to set up a strategic unified command, saying unity of goal was needed among all affected states.

On top of the agenda will be the issue of re-calibrating the anti-Naxal strategy to make it more effective, and to minimise casualties, the official said.

Asking the states to take charge and act together, Singh said that along with strategic command, unified command is also required to address the problem of LWE and that a similar unified command is also required at the operations level.

The Home Minister also wanted special action plans through the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) to increase connectivity across the entire extremist-affected areas.

Referring to use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), the home minister said this should be further augmented and more such surveillance gear should be procured and given to the security forces.

Singh elaborated each part of this doctrine, laying stress on bringing aggression in the policy - aggression in thinking, in strategy, in deployment of forces, in operations, in development and in road construction - instead of reacting only after heinous incidents. "The LWE groups will never succeed in suppressing democracy and development in the country", Singh added.

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District magistrates and superintendents of police of 35 worst-hit districts, besides heads of paramilitary forces and intelligence agencies, will also attend the meeting.

Trackers in weapons and biometrics in smart guns are some of the new technology that the security forces fighting the Naxals may adopt soon to check use oflooted arms by the guerrillas.

In a sign of things to come, the Centre today underlined the need to have "aggression" in the battle against left-wing extremism (LWE) in the country and stated that the state governments should take the ownership of anti-Naxal operations. "At the same time, the force on the ground should not lack leadership".

Mr. Singh also asked the CAPF personnel to learn and respect the local customs and traditions of tribals, wherever they are posted. "We need to use UAVs [drones], PTZ cameras, Global Positioning System tracking, thermal imaging, and Radar and satellite images [to do that]". The CRPF has moved its strategic command headquarters for anti-Maoist operations from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh.

"While demands for additional deployments were also raised, some States like Bihar sought exemption from payment of the central forces".

The chief ministers of Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand were in attendance. He further assured that Odisha will continue to implement the two pronged strategy of enhanced security and sustained and holistic development of tribal areas and that the Union Government should provide full support to the state government towards this end.


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