After returning from Visakhapatnam where he held a meeting with his counterpart in Andhra Pradesh, Sharma said the meeting laid emphasis on coordination between the two states during operations against Left Wing Extremists.
Last year, the two states had jointly conducted a one-off operation against the Maoists in the cut off area of Malkangiri district, known to be a Maoist stronghold.
Yesterday, before leaving for Visakhapatnam, Sharma had told reporters that the Odisha police would intensify inteligence-based operations against the Maoists.
Two days back, the Odisha Police had gunned down at least seven Maoists in separate operations in Bolangir and Kandhamal districts.
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