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Well CRPF is well equipped with Medium Machine Guns, AKM Rifles with UBGL, 81mm mortars, X 95 rifles and AGS 30 Automatic Grenade launchers and also Carl Recoilless rifle to take on naxals and terrorist. Recently CRPF Road Opening Party IG said that Mahindra Mine Protected Vechiles will be given to CRPF in Kashmir
 

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CRPF FN Minimi Light Machine Gun
This is an AEG/Airsoft gun. No MINIMI variant is similar to this. It has the FN USAs 249E2s hand guard and heat shield (FN de Herstal MINIMI handguard is different), a combination that has only been seen with airsoft M249s.
 
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Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) comes under the jurisdiction of the Central Government of India. I have stated before that CRPF has disproportionately high proportion of personnel from the Hindi belt and nearby states whose languages are close to Hindi. In June 2003 CRPF confirmed that the southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are under-represented and the states of Bihar, Haryana, Madya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh are disproportionately over-represented. CRPF said that the southern states are under-represented because many who applied for jobs from these states did not meet the required physical fitness standards. Is it really the only reason or is there more to it?

Read the full article at'

http://www.tamiltribune.com/04/0801.html
 

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CRPF shifts MPVs from Naxal grid to Kashmir for better convoy
New Delhi, Jun 26 (PTI) A day after its eight personnel were killed in a militant attack in Pampore, CRPF has shifted about half-a-dozen of its heavy-armoured mine protected vehicles (MPVs), which were earlier used for anti-Naxal operations, to Kashmir Valley to effectively secure its troops deployed there.

The paramilitary had cut down the use of these vehicles for anti-Naxal operations drastically to a "bare minimum" after they were targeted in IED blasts in the Left Wing Extremism-hit areas.
The CRPF feels that these MPVs will now come in handy in view of its increased role in Jammu and Kashmir to open and secure roads for movement of paramilitary, defence and VIP convoys and a rise in the number of militant ambushes.

"We have shifted some of our MPVs from Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-hit areas to the Kashmir valley to effectively secure our men during convoy movements and road opening tasks. The MPVs are ready for deployment for operations in Kashmir. If need arises, we could bring in more," CRPF Director General K Durga Prasad told PTI.

He said the MPVs, it is envisaged, will provide better protection in case of a militant ambush and firing on the troops, similar to what was seen yesterday in Pampore.

Two militants had opened fired on a Central Reserve Police Force bus, killing eight men and injuring two dozen of them while they were moving towards Srinagar in a convoy after a firing practice.

The CRPF chief said the force has also ordered 20 brand new modern MPVs from the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) that will be deployed in some of the most difficult Maoist-violence hit areas.
The modern MPVs will ensure better protection to the troops in LWE areas as compared to the older ones which were used very sparingly now, he noted.


The operational dynamics in the LWE operations grid and counter-terrorist theatre in Jammu and Kashmir are different. So, the requirement of MPVs in these areas is different and it is good that the CRPF already had such mine-protected vehicles which are also bullet-proof and can be used in Kashmir Valley, the DG said.

A few years ago, the paramilitary force had rolled back and stationed over 50 such troop-carrying vehicles in its camps in various LWE-affected states.
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/...id-to-kashmir-for-better-convoy/1/701274.html

 

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After Pampore Attack CRPF to use ‘MPVs for Convoys’ in Kashmir
The vehicles are being currently used in Naxalite areas of north east.
 

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