Chhattisgarh to get ‘Black Panther’- specialized combat unit

Published on May 23, 2018
The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced that Chhattisgarh would get a specialized anti-Naxal combat force called "Black Panther".
  • It will be a new force on the lines of the Greyhounds.
  • This announcement was made by Rajnath Singh after chairing a meeting on Left-Wing Extremism (LWE).
  • The Greyhounds is a special force in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh that specializes in anti-insurgency operations against Naxals and Maoists.
  • Greyhounds are the best anti-insurgency force that specializes in anti-Maoist operations and as experts in jungle warfare.
  • It was raised in the year 1989 by IPS officer K. S. Vyas.
  • Training for the personnel who will be part of it is being imparted and it would be launched soon.
  • Rajnath Singh said the government was keeping an eye on money stashed by Maoists.
  • The children of Maoist leaders were studying in big schools and universities and the government was keeping a tab on this too.
  • He claimed that the government would make all efforts to choke the resource flow to the Maoists by seizing illegally amassed properties after they are identified.

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