Indian Army Chief Gen M M Naravane has announced that two battalion of troops from the Northeast have been withdrawn. The Army Chief also announced that more troops would be withdrawn in the next two-and-a-half years.
Addressing the media, the Army Chief also announced that “conventional warfare” would soon be adopted in the NE rather than counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations.
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"Two battalions (nearly 1500 troops) have already been taken out and once the Bodoland (Territorial Council) elections are over, we would reduce more troops. In the next 2-2.5 years we would concentrate fully on conventional warfare in the North east", the Indian Army chief had said.
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It may be mentioned that this is for the first time in nearly four decades that the army has announced cutting down its troops.
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