Sunday, November 29, 2009

Anti-Naxal offensive to be intelligence-based: PC

New Delhi, Nov 29 (PTI) Home Minister P Chidambarm today said the upcoming multi-state coordinated offensive against the Naxals will be intelligence-based and the forces will have to adopt the tactics implemented by them while tackling militancy and insurgency in other parts of the country.

Speaking at the 44th Raising Day celebrations of the Border Security Force here, Chidambaram said, "I expect the BSF to hone the skills and tactics that were developed by it during the anti-militancy and counter-insurgency operations and adopt to the new conditions that they will face in the Naxal-affected areas.

"In these areas, operations have to be intelligence-based and (security forces) have to secure the support of the community and people living in those areas," the Home Minister said.

He said the security forces have to show great sensitivity and maturity in conducting operations in left-wing extremism hit areas.

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