Raise a tribal regiment in Army: Ministry

The Union tribal affairs ministry has asked the government to raise a 'tribal regiment' in the Army and step up recruitment of tribal youth on priority in central paramilitary forces to choke the supply of recruits for Maoists.

Union minister Kantilal Bhuria has shot off letters to the PM and ministers of defence and home, in a move which underscores government's growing concerns about how to tackle the Naxal menace spreading fast across the tribal heartland.

Bhuria has asked home minister P Chidambaram to ease eligibility standards to facilitate entry of tribals in CRPF and other paramilitary forces. The ST youth find it tough to meet the standards of education and physical fitness, especially height, even for the post of constable..........Click for more



Source Web Page: Times of India

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