Inspector General Central Reserve Police Force, Deepak Ratan on Sunday said that over the past two years after the attack on a CRPF convoy in Lethpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, a “lot changes have been made in CRPF including the SOPs, equipment and training”.
“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,” news agency KNO quoted Ratan telling reporters on the 2nd anniversary of the attack in which at least 40 personnel were killed.
He said that to ensure 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.
Ratan said that in order to prevent such attacks in the future, convoy limits have been put in place while a certain number of personnel travel by air.
The IG further said that CCTV cameras have been installed at various points on the highway and drone surveillance is also being carried besides the bullet proof bunkers on the vehicles.
He said the whole nation stands by the families of the CRPF personnel killed in the 2019 attack.