Reacting to the incidents where some senior Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officers died in the line of duty, the Director-General of the force, Anand Prakash Maheshwari on Monday said the dynamics inside the force always keep changing and there is no difference of ranks when in operational areas.
"This force's officers lead from the front and in operational areas, there is no difference of ranks, be it a Jawan or senior officers. It is a positive thing that our officers go and lead jawans. Even after all precautions, sometimes such casualties takes place. This will not create any deterrence. We learn from every case," DG told .
He further said that the force is ready to deal with expected heavy infiltration this year, and added that CRPF is ready to deal with it, with the close coordination of local police and the Indian Army.
While speaking on the occasion of Army day, Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane said, "Around 300-400 terrorists are sitting in training camps near the border to infiltrate into the Indian territory. The number of ceasefire violations went up by 44 per cent last year, which shows the nefarious intentions of Pakistan."
Speaking about CRPF's and DRDO's newly launched bike ambulance RAKSHITA, DG said it is specially designed for Naxal-affected areas.
"Carefully custom-built to the needs of an emergency evacuation, RAKSHITA is built on a Royal Enfield Classic 350CC and comes with quick fit in and fit out casualty evacuation seat (CSE) that has customised design reclining, hand immobilizer and harness jacket, physiological parameter measuring equipment with monitoring capability and auto warning system for the driver, dashboard-mounted LCD for measuring vital parameters, air splint medical and oxygen kit, saline and oxygen administration on the move, adjustable footrest, and hand and foot strap for safety among others," he stated.
( With inputs from ANI )
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