Vijay Kumar IPS takes over as CRPF chief

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  1. ejazr

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    Vijay Kumar IPS takes over as CRPF chief | Vijay Kumar | | Indian Express

    NEW DELHI: Facing a leadership crisis in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the country’s mainstay for dealing with internal security threats, the Home Ministry has brought in famed Tamil Nadu cadre IPS officer K Vijay Kumar to replace Vikram Srivastava.

    Known for his daring outmanoeuvres as chief of Tamil Nadu’s Special Task Force that eliminated dreaded sandalwood smuggler Veerappan on October 18, 2004, Vijay Kumar has been brought in to step up the confidence in CRPF that has taken a consistent beating since the Maoist massacre of 75 of its men in Dantewada on April 6.

    By bringing in Vijay Kumar, the government may have ruffled feathers within the organisation, as two senior IPS officers Vijay Raman (1975-batch) and N K Tripathi (1974-batch) are presently posted as Special Directors General in the CRPF. Srivastava has been given charge of the Bureau of Police Research and Development, Delhi.

    However, the Home Ministry went ahead with the decision as Vijay Kumar, currently posted as director of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad, had completed a successful stint in Kashmir as Inspector General of BSF for two years, besides being expert in jungle warfare, qualities that few IPS officers can lay claim to.

    The Centre relies heavily on the CRPF to bring in a semblance of law and order in both Kashmir and vast swathes of Naxal-dominated regions.
     
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    Lets hope that Vjay makes some much needed improvement in CRPF. The Kashmir and Naxal situation are quite serious and need his full atention
     
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    Right man for the job. Also, use the centre can really make use of the State Special Police training facilities in Andhra Pradesh. Some of the best anti-naxal training is given there.
     
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    His experience in fighting Virappan & Co in Jungle is going to be very important. He was also successful in placing agents in Virappan's gang. Hope this time he will shave his head after eliminating Kishenji.
     
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    Rite man for the Job, who have a vast experience in the Jungle warfare and who screwed the Veerappan. I wish him to give the same screw for the Maoist. Amen!!!
     
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    [​IMG] Right man for the job.
     
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    a good decision at last but they took such a long time to transfer vikram srivastava amazes me, with this a lot of other high rank officers with in the crp also need to be transferred and i hope vijay kumar is given a free hand to set up the team as per his liking.
     
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    HE will still be shackled by the political complex he is forced to work in.

    Navigating one states Political underbelly to get the job done if fine enough.

    He now has to contest with Babu's of every state trying to push their agenda.
     
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    Hope the right man in place time to give them the right equipment
     
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    i think his biggest challenge will be to overhaul the CRP completely which even till date is treated as just another police force rather than a terror fighting outfit. there are so many aspects, the officers reporting him and his subordinates from top to bottom need to be changed, no sifarishus need to be entertained anymore, enough of that nonsense. training is the utmost important thing here, tons of stress needs to put in there, discipline needs to be brought about and so also the focus on equipment this force fights the war with.
     
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    great to see a tamil guy in crpf as leader,hope central govenment will start realize and do something for katchatheevu and tn fishermen
     
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    His experience against combating Verappan in his lair can be extremely useful against combating the Naxalites in the jungles. Probably the best man to lead the fight against the naxals in India presently.
     
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    A thanks to everyone who can tell us something interesting about Vijay Kumar.

    I'll start off with one: Besides being an expert in jungle warfare as the article says, he was the first to make jungle warfare training mandatory for IPS probationers during his tenure at the Nt'nl Police Academy.
     
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    K VIJAYKUMAR IPS-joined the IPS on 10-11-1975. He served as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in Pattukkottai, Trichy and Sembiam(Chennai). As Superintendent of Police, he served Dharmapuri, Salem (1977-1985). It was this period (1977 – 1985) Mr. Vijay Kumar spent most of his time with Mr. Walter Dawaram. As a young officer, Mr. Vijay Kumar was always impressed with the courage of his role model Mr. Walter Dawaram.


    1. Elite member (SP) of the Special Protection Group (SPG) of the former Prime Minister of India, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi DIG, Special Task Force
    2. IGP, Operations, Border Security Force (Central Deputation)
    3. ADGP/ Commissioner of Police, Chennai City. (One of the best ever commissioners for Chennai City)
    4. ADGP/Chief, Special Task Force (Head of the team to nab the forest brigand Veerappan)
    5. ADGP, Law and Order, Tamil Nadu
    6. Director, National Police Academy, Hyderabad (Current post)

    Central Deputation: He was deputed to the Border Security Force and he served as the Inspector General of the BSF Kashmir frontier for over two years. Mr. Vijay Kumar headed the BSF in Kashmir and was himself associated with a number of operations. DGP says, “Days in BSF were the most challenging and every day has been unforgettable”.He also served as the IGP (Operations) at the BSF headquarters in New Delhi from August 2000 to May 2001.On December 09th 2000, Mr. K. Vijay Kumar (IGP-BSF then) came to Tamilnadu and handed over 1000 BSF men to the STF to assist in nabbing Veerappan. Sentiments with STF continued although he was in BSF.




    Mr. Vijay Kumar was deputed back to STF for the 3rd time in 2003. He was posted as the Chief of STF. It was during this period, STF maintained low profile. Extraordinary Intelligence (as quoted by Mr. Vijay Kumar) was the key during the operation to nab Veerappan during this period. Also a perfect team with SP, Mr. N.K. Senthamarai Kannan was a key for the success.

    The operation named “Operation Cocooon” was planned by DGP Mr. K. Vijay Kumar and the SP, STF Mr. Senthamarai Kannan. A plan that was planned for 10 months was implemented on October 18th 2004. Luck was in favor of STF this time. Veerappan and three of his associates were killed in an encounter that lasted for 20 minutes. Veerappan who had been a real challenge for Tamil Nadu police is no more now. STF takes the full credit. The man whose head was charged for Rupees 5 crore and who had been successful against the Police for 20 years was killed in a 20 minute encounter. The operation was led by the DGP himself, assisted by the Superintendents of Police, Mr. N.K. Senthamaraikannan (who masterminded the intelligence trap), Mr. K. Shanmugavelu and Mr. P. Chinnasamy. The core team consisted of the Deputy Superintendents of Police, Mr. N. Thirunavukkarasu, and Mr. Hussain. Inspectors Mr. N. Rajarajan and Mr. Mohan Nawaz led the ambush team.

    Courtesy-http://kvijaykumarips.blogspot.com/
     
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    The NAXALS are secretly backed by the CHINESE. These NAXALS were good people in past but now-a-days they are ruthlessand money minded and they are even killing there own cadre. Think the government suddenly woke up from a horrible dream of NAXALS and here they are bringing the right PERSON for the right job. Good move by the government. Lets hope that the CRPF are also provided with good equipment too.........
    :emot112:
     
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    Vikram Srivastava was replaced because of poor health, he suffered a heart attack few weeks back.
     

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