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Army wants own empowered police force

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  1. CONNAN

    CONNAN Major ELITE MEMBER

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    NEW DELHI: The 1.13-million strong Indian Army, the second largest in the world, now wants its own "fully-empowered and trained" police to take care of both internal as well as external crime.

    As part of an overall transformation in the pipeline to make the force into a lean and mean fighting machine, with a better teeth-to-tail ratio, the top brass led by General V K Singh will also discuss the comprehensive revamp of the Corps of Military Police (CMP) during the annual Army commanders' conference beginning here on Monday, said sources.

    With just over 9,000 personnel and no dedicated officer cadre, the CMP has largely been reduced to ceremonial and traffic management duties over the years.

    The aim now is to create a "multi-skilled, versatile, flexible and pro-active" CMP, which is capable of "genuine policing", investigating the entire spectrum of crime and providing "provost support" to formation commanders both during conflict and peace. It could also help tackle growing corruption within the Army.

    Army wants own empowered police force - The Times of India
     
  2. Vritra

    Vritra Major ELITE MEMBER

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    'External crime': Awful idea. If they get a police force, they should make sure that its power is limited to affairs within the army, nothing more.
     
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