Srinagar: The Inspector General (IG) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Deepak Ratan, on Sunday said that over the past two years, after a dreaded attack on a CRPF convoy in Lethpora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, a lot of changes have been made in CRPF ranks including SOPs, equipment and training.
While paying tributes to the 40 troopers who were killed in the attack on February 14, 2019, in Lethpora area, IG told reporters that they have introduced a lot of changes in the CRPF since then.
“We have modified and amended the mode of training in such a way that if there is any contingency or on being challenged by the militants, they will be given a befitting reply,” he said.
In reply to a question, Ratan said that to ensure the safe passage of the convoy movement on the highway, they have provided training to the Road Opening Party (ROP) on modern lines and have framed new SOPs.
He said that to prevent such incidents in the future and to minimize the possibility of such attacks, a lot of precautions are being taken by the CRPF.
In reply to another question, IG said that CCTV cameras have been installed at various points on the highway, drone surveillance is being carried and general movement of the convoy is done in bulletproof bunkers.
He also said that they are “proud of the sacrifices made by the CRPF Jawans during the attack on the convoy in Lethpora, and not only CRPF but whole nation stands by the families of those Jawans who were killed in the attack.” (KNO)