For long, quite a few members have suggested use of Indian army to crush naxal movement. Inability of state police and CRPF to tackle naxals effectively and mounting civilian and police casualties are strong arguements in favour of use of army in anti naxal ops. I am dead against the use of army in naxal operations. Inefficiency of state police/CRPF and faulty strategy adoped by state/central govt shouldnt become a excuse for use of army in naxal operations. we should understand it is responsibility of state police and CRPF to tackle internal security problems. army should be brought in as last option only. it is police which is trained to tackle internal security situations effectively and not army. when we use army in internal security situations, we should be prepared for higher collatoral damage. lemme give u an example. a large group of rioters hit the streets ransacking everything and their numbers rise substantially. they attack the police forces and are about to over power them. sensing this, the policemen withdraw from the scene, they come back with reinforcements. there is no shame felt in withdrawing from the scene. now place army in same situation. if army personnel sense that rioters will over power them with current level of force. they will increase the use of force. withdrawing from scene is never an option for an army men. army man treats the situation inside the city in the same way as he treats the situation in border areas. to withdraw from scene (read battle front) will lead to shame for unit and even he will not be able to live with the fact that he "lost" the battle to a group of rioters. so he uses all the force available to him to defeat the opponent. this may mean higher collatoral damage but he is more comfortable with collatoral damage than losing battle. instead of toying with this idea, we should concentrate on getting our strategy right. i suggest we immidiately implement the following: 1. place all anti naxal forces under one leadership so that coordination becomes easy. 2. No seperate political strategy by each state. there should be one central political strategy which is to be followed by everybody irrespective of political ideology or nature. 3. Improve Human intelligence at grass route level in naxal affecxted areas. 4. provide better training and arms to poilce forces. i think with these measures we will be able to counter naxals effectively.