In order to combat against the ultras in the jungle warfare, the Naxal-affected states have agreed to use skills of former CoBRA and Greyhounds officials to train special state forces.
A senior official on Thursday said that the proposal was discussed during the internal security meeting of the chief ministers held on Wednesday and the states concerned conveyed the agreement on the issue to the Centre.
“These officials will be re-employed and will get salary as per norms. The states agreed to meet the expenses of the trainer,” he said.
However, the states raised concerns over Maoists’ firepower and the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to target roads and other public infrastructure. Chhattisgarh has demanded advance land mine detection units. The meeting also decided to neutralise top Naxal leaderships through a sustained and intelligence-backed joint-security operations. The states have agreed to share intelligence with each other to ensure that Maoist movement in the respective border areas could be tackled by the forces.