ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Defence-From One General to Another

decided to renege upon the promise, the new government has decided to actually augment very substantially the strength of the paramilitary forces, especially the CRPF and the BSF. CRPF, which already comprises 58 battalions, is to be augmented by eight more battalions. The Report claims that the decision to raise eight more CRPF battalions has been "based on the requests received in recent months from the states for additional Central forces and also the overall law and order situation in the country". This is certainly news, for even Congress(I)-ruled states are jealous of encroachment upon their rights and generally resent the intrusion of Central police forces in their states

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