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J&K government to raise anti-terror force

January 17, 2003 17:29 IST

The People's Democratic Party-led coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir will soon raise a special force to deal with terrorism, Additional Director General, police headquarters, Rajan Bakshi, said on Friday.

The Union home ministry has approved a proposal from the state government in this regard, he said in Jammu.

To be called the J&K Voluntary Force, a unit of 500 personnel will be raised in the first phase.

The force will be raised from 22,000 special police officials and Village Defence Committee members, who are best suited for counter-insurgency operations, he said adding recruitment will be voluntary.

The personnel will be trained in jungle warfare for three months and a team of 5 to 10 people will be attached to police stations or district police in terrorism-prone areas during specific operation, Bakshi said.

The force will be under the command of superintendent of police in each district.


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Number of User Comments: 15




Sub: Sad State Of Indian Policies......

Unless bureaucracy is kept away from such special forces this will never be a success. Raise terrorists to fight against terrorism and let them kill ...


Posted by Vik





Sub: anti terror

raising anti terror force may ease the burden on our army.this is a good step taken by pdp government. till now i was viewing it ...


Posted by vishal





Sub: any difference?

How is it different from the SOG which was disbanded? Does the J&K govt want to do the same actions again to get the good ...


Posted by Sitarama Swamy





Sub: J&K to raise anti-terror force

Again another special force. Whats the use other than more payments for the taxpayers? Vulgar terrorism cannot be combated by force.One should improve the socio-economic ...


Posted by salman laloo





Sub: RE:anti terror force

I quite agree with mr.swamy, how is it going to be different from the SOG created by the previous government, instead of raising a whole ...


Posted by Shekhar




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