CRPF would be airlifted instead of their convoy movement say reports
By: Shayib Bhat VOV
According to the news agency reports from New Delhi, Union Home Ministry has decided to airlift Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers deployed in Kashmir instead of sending them in convoys after the recent alarming reports that sticky bombs could be used by the militants on these convoys especially in Kashmir valley.
These reports said that all those CRPF jawans and other soldiers going on leave to their respective places from Kashmir valley will be transported to the nearby destination through an MI-17 helicopter to avoid IED attacks.
The decision was implemented by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and an order has been issued by CRPF on Thursday, reported ANI from New Delhi.
In its report ANI said, “In view of the new threat from Magnetic IEDs and RCIEDs, Inspector General has desired ferrying of leave jawans through MI-17 helicopter to minimize the risk of IEDs on the convoy. Accordingly, three days per week have been earmarked for the transportation of troops”.
The letter read, “Jawans will have to inform their units and submit a request at least before a day to get the helicopter facility,” the ANI report further said.
“It was a long-pending decision which has been implemented. Now, jawans and officers can be easily ferried through BSF MI-17 thrice in a week and there would not be any threat of IEDs as well,” the same news agency quoted a senior CRPF officer on this issue.