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Israeli weapons soon to be used to fight Naxalites

Last Modified Wednesday, 24 May 2017 (14:55 IST)
Visakhapatnam: The Security forces that tackle Naxal operations in Visakhapatnam will soon get sophisticated and technical arms support from Israel. The forces are going to launch a series of major assaults on the with the help of these Israeli weapons. According to District Rural Police Officials sources here today, a two-member Israeli team, along with the Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP), higher officials in intelligence, State Intelligence Bureau (SIB), Spl Greyhounds and have conducted an aerial survey in Visakha agency.

The aerial survey was done to give a clear picture of the Andhra-Odisha border (AOB) to the Israeli experts. The expert team has reportedly understood the terrain and even the problems faced by the security forces. The aerial survey was conducted to give a picture of the difficult terrain of the Andhra-Odisha border, especially Visakha agency, to the experts.
It is reportedly the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s initiative that the Israeli team were brought in. A technical team from AP will be visiting Israel soon to learn how to deal with the Naxals and operation of these weapons. A trial will also be conducted in the next four months for the same. The State Government is also asking the Police Department to focus on the proposed outposts at Maoist areas. Outposts construction will also be started in the next few months.

The foreign team will now have clear suggestions on what changes can be adopted to ambush the Naxals and a report is expected from the team. Surveillance and survey teams are the focus now, with the expert team also expected to give suggestions on how to protect themselves from the tactics of the Naxals. (UNI)
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