On Wednesday, the center released an immediate order of withdrawing around 10,000 CAPF paramilitary personnel from the UT of J&K.
So far, this is seen as the biggest de-induction of these security forces, especially after additional forces were sent to the UT post the implementation of Article 370 of the Constitution.
On this, one of the senior CAPF officers said- “The units that are being withdrawn are deployed both in Jammu and Srinagar. It was felt that the counter-insurgency and counter-terrorist grid is intact in the UT, and these additional units that were sent in last year can be de-inducted, giving them the much-required rest, recuperation and training,” Source: Times of India.
As per reports, the CAPF personnel has been asked to make necessary and immediate arrangements for airlifting to Delhi and other specified locations.
The officer continued and said that on Wednesday, they had been asked to revert to their actual base locations throughout the nation. According to the directions, a total of 40 companies of CAPF (the Central Reserve Police Force), the Border Security, and the Central Industrial Security Force will be taken out from J&K immediately.
The official said that as winters are on the way, it would have been a daunting task to make shifts, especially in the Kashmir valley. With this, the CRPF will have a total strength of 60 battalions (around 1,000 personnel in each battalion).
So far, the officials have not released any specific reasons for this immediate airlift of security forces. In the past week, Jammu and Kashmir have witnessed two terrorist attacks around Pulwama.
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