It is buoyed by the success of a four-day-long operation in several Naxal-hit states, which concluded recently, in which the security forces were mobilized in particular manner that led to recovery of a "good" quantity of arms and ammunition.

"This was a good operation we concluded recently. We obtained a macro-picture of the activities in the Naxal- affected areas. The forces learnt many things and we also familiarized ourselves with some interior terrains that the Maoists regularly use to cross over from one state to the other.
    
"There are going to be more such operations against the Naxals in the coming days," Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) chief Dilip Trivedi said.

The Director General (DG) of the country's largest paramilitary force said the aim of such operations, in coordination with forces like BSF, ITBP and state police, is to keep a check on the activities of Maoists in areas where borders merge.
    
Trivedi said that the operation also tested the coordination among various security forces as also the ability of field commanders to mobilize thousands of personnel in one go across various states. Sources said while such offensives are good in terms of creating pressure on the ultras, they also make Naxal cadres consider surrender as an option.

(Agencies)

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