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Indian paramilitary to takeover counter insurgency job in Kashmir

India plans to increase its paramilitary force in restive Kashmir to make it the largest in the world, a top official said. Kanwaljeet Singh, director of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), told reporters that the paramilitary service aimed to deploy a further 42 batallions each consisting of about 1,000 men in Kashmir. “While 22 battalions are already under training, 20 more will be raised shortly. This will make CRPF the largest paramilitary force in the world with a total of 200 battalions,” he said on Wednesday. The additional troops would enable the force to take over counter insurgency operations in Kashmir, replacing border security guards and even elite commando units stationed in the interior parts of the state, Singh said. Full Story

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