There is no proposal for deployment of defence forces for anti-naxal
operations in the LWE theatre. However, the Indian Air Force has
deployed some helicopters to provide logistic support to the Central
Armed Police Forces/State Police, but do not directly take part in
operations. Further, the Indian Army carries out some training
procedures in the Narayanpur area of Chhattisgarh.
All measures in the LWE theatre are implemented after mutual discussions
between the Central Government and the State Governments concerned.
The Central Government has a holistic two pronged approach to combat LWE.
It supplements the efforts of State Governments through security related
and development related interventions. In security related intervention,
apart from directly deploying CAPFs the Government of India provides
assistance for capacity building by the states through schemes like the
security related expenditure scheme, special infrastructure scheme,
construction / strengthening of fortified police stations scheme etc. In
the development front, the central Government is implementing special
scheme for LWE affected areas like the Integrated Action Plan (IAP),
Road Requirement Plan-I etc. It is the belief of the Government of India
that a combination of calibrated police action, focused development
efforts and improvement in governance will yield the desired results
This was stated by Shri R.P.N.Singh, Minister of State in the Ministry
of Home Affairs in written reply to a question by Shri N.K. Singh and
Dr. Janardhan Waghmare in the Rajya Sabha today.