Shri Vijay Kumar, IPS

Shri Vijay Kumar, IPS

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Commando Battalions for Resolute Action, (CoBRA) are a specialized force which has been raised for jungle combat. Also known as a 'Jungle Warriors', these personnel are selected from amongst CRPF personnel. Their hallmarks are Courage, Zeal and patriotism. They undergo rigorous Commando & Jungle warfare training.10 CoBRA units raised between 2008-2011 have been trained, equipped and deployed in all LWE/ Insurgent affected areas of the states of Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra,West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, as well as Assam & Meghalaya is one of the best Central Armed Police in the country trained to survive, fight and win in the jungle. CoBRA is unquestionably/undoubtedly the best CAP in the country.

Brief History Of CoBRA

The Govt. of India had accorded approval for setting up the Commando Battalions for Resolute Action (CoBRA) for guerilla/jungle warfare type operations for dealing with extremists and insurgents, etc. vide MHA U.O. NO. 16011/5/200-PF.IV dated 12/09/2008.
The Govt. accorded sanction of raising of 10 unattached battalions of CoBRA in CRPF, with a Sector Headquarter for these battalions headed by an Inspector General. The raising schedule is given below :-
  • 2008-09 : 02 (two) Bns and Sector Hqrs, CoBRA
  • 2009-10 : 04 (four) Battalions.
  • 2010-11 : 04 (four) Battalions.

The CoBRA Sector started functioning at Dte. Genl., CRPF, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi under the Command of Shri K. Durga Prasad,IPS, IG, CoBRA Sector. Later, in March 2009, the Sector HQ shifted to Pushp Vihar, New Delhi and since 11/11/2009 it has been functioning at Old Secretariat, Civil Lines Delhi-54.

CoBRA was awarded 04 Shaurya Chakra, 01 Kirti Chakra, 01 PPMG, 117 PMG, and 1267 DG Commendation disc and 31 personnel’s was martyred during operations.

Total 12817 Operations were launched since 2009 in which 261 Naxal/Insurgent were killed, 2018 apprehended, 775 Surrendered, 827 Various types of arms, 21064 different types of ammunitions, 9989 Kgs Explosive, 2887 Bombs/IED/Grenades , 9758 Detonators were recovered from Naxals and Insurgents.

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