In a major breakthrough, the 44th Battalion of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) in a joint search operation recovered a huge cache of ammunition, stores, Naxal literature, equipment and other artefacts near Hidkotola and Rajnandgaon districts in Chhattisgarh. The operation which was carried out Thursday, December 16 was based on specific inputs, added the force.
The operation was carried out between Parvidih and Mispri near Hidkotola and Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh, “ITBP said.
Ammunition cache, stores and documentation / naxal material recovered by the 44th Battalion, ITBP during a joint search operation on 16.12.2021 between Parvidih and Mispri near Hidkotola, Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh.#Himveers pic.twitter.com/N4sJGPxU74
– ITBP (@ITBP_official) December 17, 2021
This is not the first time that such research operations have been carried out by the ITBP. Earlier in November, security forces recovered heavy firearms, IED components, Naxal literature and many other items from the Rajnandgaon area. This was a joint operation between the ITBP and the Chhattisgarh police.
Maoist activities are also reportedly very active in the districts of Chhattisgarh, keeping forces on alert.
ITBP deployed in Maoist infested areas
Chhattisgarh, one of the most Maoist infested states, has been placed under the security of eight ITBP battalions. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force has been deployed in Chhattisgarh since 2009, after which, in 2015, it was deployed to Narayanpur and Kondagaon districts.
In addition to conducting anti-Maoist operations and recoveries, the forces are also working to bring young people from the areas into the mainstream and improve their skills as well as their athletic training. In addition, the force learned the local language to establish better communication with the locals.