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Orissa to set up jungle warfare training centre

To counter the growing Maoist menace,the state Government is in the process of setting up a full-fledged counter-insurgency...

Written by Debabrata Mohanty | Bhubaneshwar |
January 9, 2009 1:37:26 am

To counter the growing Maoist menace,the state Government is in the process of setting up a full-fledged counter-insurgency and jungle warfare training centre near Bhubaneswar.

Home Secretary Aditya Padhi said the commando training centre at Chandaka forest on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar would be made fully functional by pumping in more funds. “It was allocated Rs 20 crore,but only half of the money has been spent. It would soon become fully functional,” said Padhi.

The training centre which is expected to churn out 200 special operations group (SOG) commandos a year would be the Government’s potent anti-Maoist force. It is now being headed by a retired Brigadier.

On Wednesday,speaking at the Chief Ministers’ conference on internal security,Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had demanded that five more districts,including Kandhamal,be included in the list of districts affected by Maoist extremism.

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He pressed for inclusion of Deogarh,Jajpur,Dhenkanal,Kandhamal and Nayagarh districts under the Security Related Expenditure (SRE) Scheme while requesting the Centre to consider lifting the 8.5 crore ceiling on SRE reimbursement claims.

He requested deployment of six more battalions of CRPF in the affected districts and the deployment of a dedicated helicopter at Bhubaneswar for aerial reconnaissance of Naxalite-affected areas.

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First published on: 09-01-2009 at 01:37:26 am

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