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COBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) is a specialized unit of the CRPF created to counter theNaxalite problem in India. This specialized CRPF unit is one of the only units of the Central Armed Police Forces in the country who are specifically trained in guerilla warfare. This elite fighting unit has been trained to track, hunt and eliminate small Naxalite groups. The Govt. of India had accorded approval for setting up of Commando Battalions for Resolute Action (CoBRA) for guerilla/jung
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  humauunsaggu COBRA ( Commando Battalion for Resolute Action  ) is a specialized unit of the CRPF created to countertheNaxalite problem in India. This specialized CRPF unit is one of the only units of the Central ArmedPolice Forces in the country who are specifically trained in guerilla warfare. This elite fighting unit hasbeen trained to track, hunt and eliminate small Naxalite groups.The Govt. of India had accorded approval for setting up of Commando Battalions for ResoluteAction (CoBRA) for guerilla/jungle warfare type operations for dealing with extremists and insurgents,etc. vide U.O. NO. 16011/5/200-PF.IV dated 12/09/2008.2. The Govt. had accorded sanction of raising of 10 unattached battalions of CoBRA in CRPF, with aSector Headquarter for these battalions headed by an Inspector General, in three years as per theraising schedule given below :-(i) 2008-09 : 02 (two) Battalions and Sector Hqrs, CoBRA(ii) 2009-10 : 04 (four) Battalions.(iii) 2010-11 : 04 (four) Battalions.3. Accordingly, the CoBRA Sector started its functioning at Dte. Genl., CRPF, CGO Complex, LodhiRoad, New Delhi under the Command of Shri K. Durga Prasad, IG, CoBRA Sector. Later, in March,2009, the Sector HQ shifted to Pushp Vihar, New Delhi in a separate building and further on11/11/2009 it has been shifted to Old Sectretariate, Civil Lines, Delhi.4. Presently, Dr. N.C. Asthana, IPS is holding the charge of IG CoBRA Sector since 11/11/2010.5. All 10 CoBRA Bns had been raised in phased manner and started its functioning as follows:-Sl.No. Name and Raising place of Unit Date of Operationalization1. 201 CoBRAJagdalpur (Chhattisgarh)30/09/20092. 202 CoBRAKoraput (Orissa)30/09/20093. 203 CoBRASindri, Jharkhand31/03/20104. 204 CoBRAJagdalpur (Chhattisgarh)31/12/2009  humauunsaggu 5. 205 CoBRAMokamaghat (Bihar)31/03/20106. 206 CoBRAGadhchiroli (Maharashtra)31/03/20107. 207 CoBRADurgapur (West Bengal)31/12/20108. 208 CoBRAAllahabad (U.P.)31/12/20109. 209 CoBRAKhunti (Jharkhand)15/05/201110. 210 CoBRADalgaon (Assam)31/12/2010SIGNIFICANT MAJOR OPS§ Ops conducted in Singamdgu Dantewada distt. on 17/09/2009 in which approx 30-40 Maoistswere believed to have been killed .§ On 09/01/2010 under PS Jagargunda in distt. Dantewada, 04 Maoists were killed and 01 12Bore Gun with 04 Cartridges , 03 Muzzle Loading Gun, 02 Tiffin Bomb, 01 Country madebomb, Drum and Maoists literature with photographs were recovered.§ Ops Jaws carried out by 08 teams of 203 CoBRA from 11 TO 15 TH June in area of PS Sonua &Bandgaon Distt.- W/ Singhbhum, Jharkhand in which a full fledged Maoists camp wasdestroyed and reportedly 12 Maoists cadres were neutralized.§ During a special ops launched in Duli forest area in W/Midnapur distt. (WB) on 15-16/06/10 , 08Maoists cadres were neutralized and a huge cache of arms/amns were recovered.§ During a special ops launched in Kayma forest area in W/Midnapur Distt. (WB) from 25-26/07/10 , 06 Maoists cadres were neutralized and a huge cache of arms/amns wererecovered.§ In a special ops launched in Saranda forest area in Distt. - W/Singhbhum, Jharkhand from 24-28/09/10 Cobra teams were able to penetrate deep in forest and neutralized one Maoist,apprehended 4 Maoists cadres, busted 12 Maoist camps and recovery of arms/amn/explosives.  humauunsaggu CoBRA Sector is continuous winner of Best CRPF Anniversary Parade 2009, 2010 and 2011CoBRA SECTOR IS PRIVILIGED TO HAVE 147 DG DISCs ã 134 Persl - DG Disc for Operational excellence ã 11 Persl - DG Discs in Administration Purpose ã 04 Persl - DG Discs in Training PurposeCoBRA sector is proud to have 09 Gallantry Medal winners including a SHAURYA CHAKRA.In the year 2010 & 2011 CoBRA has received highest number of DG Discs on operational front.Shaurya Chakra Awardee Late CT/GD Asish Kr. TiwariCoBRA commando Ashish Kumar Tiwari is the lone policeman to be decorated with the SHAURYACHAKRA posthumously this Independence Day and 2 nd in CRPF for single-handedly pinning down asquad of Maoists which resulted in the killing of top Naxal leader Sidhu Soren in West Bengal lastyear.Tiwari, a commando of the elite 202 (CoBRA), suffered multiple bullet injuries during the assault butdid not let the holed-up Maoists flee and kept firing from his INSAS rifle till he breathed his last. Theoperation on July 26 last year in the forests of Kayma village of West Midnapore district was hailed asone of the major successes for security forces conducting anti-Naxal operations in the area.UNIT WISE ACHIEVEMENT OF CoBRA UNITS SINCE ITS OPERATIONALISATION (AS ON 15/10/11)UNITSNO. OFOPSNAXALKILLEDAPPREHENDED RECOVERYOWN LOSSDEADBODYRECOVEREDDEADBODYNOTRECOVERED,ButVerified ByCivilAuthy.APPREHENSION OFNAXALS/SUSPECTS/LINKMEN SURRENDEREDARMSAMNSIEDS/BOMBS./ EXPLOSIVE  humauunsaggu 201 18009 00 78 00 23 24 IED/MINES/BOMB/ -10GRENADE- 03,EXPLOSIVE –  175.5 Kg.MARTYRED – 02 AC,01 SI/GD,01 HC/GD,02 CT/GD(TOTAL-06)ARMS-05,AMMN/MAG-1643/27202 22615 00 320 00 49 1349IED/MINES/BOMB-62,DETONATOR-605,EXPLOSIVE-466 Kgs.02- CT/GDMATRYRED & 04CT/GDINJURED203 13803 07 36 00 19 428 IED/MINES/BOMB-120,DETONATOR –  412, GRANADE- 43,EXPLOSIVE -782.330 Kgs,CORDEX/SAFETY FUSE –  1250 Mtr.02 CT/GDMARTYRED& 08INJURED ,ARMS-01,MAG – 05,AMMN –  88204 28300 00 141 00 01 00 IED/MINES/BOMB/- 08,DETONATOR -151,EXPLOSIVE- 26Kgs01 HC/GDINJURED205 25105 00 165 09 39 1664IED/MINES/BOMB-62,DETONATOR -136,EXPLOSIVE-1676.500 Kgs01 CT/GDINJURED
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