GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Home Affairs
STARRED QUESTION NO.*497.
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 7TH SEPTEMBER, 2011/BHADRA 16, 1933(SAKA)
Para-Military Troops Needed to Counter Naxal Threat
*497. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) Whether it is a fact that according to Government’s assessment it would need to deploy about 65,000 paramilitary troops to counter the threat from naxalites;
(b) If so, the details thereof; and
(c) How Government proposes to overcome this shortfall?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) To (c): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) of RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO.497
(a) To(c): The Government of India keeps the situation in all the Left Wing Extremism affected States under constant review. The Central Armed Police Force Battalions are inducted in these States to assist State police forces in anti-naxal operations, as per requirement projected by the affected States and the availability of forces. At present, 71 Battalions of Central Armed Police Forces, 01 Nagaland India Reserve Battalions and 09 Commando Battalions for Resolute Action (CoBRA) are deployed in naxal affected states to assist State police forces in anti-naxal operations.