CRPF to use robots to detect hidden IEDs in Naxal areas

CRPF to use robots to detect hidden IEDs in Naxal areas

A specialized robots will soon assist the CRPF patrols to detect hidden Naxal planted IEDs and landmines that have caused numerous fatal causalities. Explosions through IEDs and hidden explosives have killed hundreds of CRPF and other security forces personnel. Briefing media in New Delhi yesterday, Director General, and CRPF K Durga Prasad said, the capabilities of the robotic device are being ascertained by the force in consultation with IIT Mumbai. He said, the robot is being tested and it will be put to field trials soon so that the menace of IEDs can be thwarted.

CRPF has also said that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is far better than last year. Mr Prasad said, stone pelting incidents have come down. He said there is excellent cooperation between Army and CRPF who are working hard to normalise the situation in the Valley. He also said pellet guns are being modified to minimise face or eye injuries.

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