April 24th 2017 is marked as the deadliest Naxal attack on CRPF personnel in Sukma, Chhattisgarh. In this attack 25 CRPF jawans were martyred and after that PM Modi, Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh and the CRPF chief had promised that the loss of lives would not go in vain and we will avenge it.
In a massive counter operation involving 350 jawans of the Cobra batallion, 20 naxals have been killed in an encounter in Bijapur in Chattisgarh. Also, since 25th April 70 naxals have been arrested and a huge recovery has been made of arms and ammunition. Rajnath Singh had stated that the there is a need to completely overhaul the strategy against naxals and there needs to be more aggression in the strategy and anti naxal operations. The operation continues on a large scale and we can surely expect more damage being caused to naxalites.
Soon after the Sukma attack Rajnath Singh had come under criticism that the only thing he does is "kadi ninda" but it has been proved that the government is true to its words and does not shy away from taking tough decisions and implementing it on the ground.
Posted On : 17-May-2017