Friday, December 11, 2009

CRPF to procure micro gadgets, precision weapons

New Delhi, Dec 11 (PTI) The Home Ministry is in the process of procuring micro gadgets and precision weapons for the CRPF, which is preparing for a major anti-Naxal offensive.

Official sources said the Ministry is looking at buying night vision enabled sniper rifles for the force, which could be a major advantage for the personnel in anti-Naxal operations.

"The guns can prove to be of great help in operations as snipers can be used for undertaking precise strategic assault on Naxal hideouts," a source said.

The CoBRA personnel have already been provided with carbon fibre AK 47s, which are not only lighter than a normal AK 47 but are equally sturdy

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