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Odisha to join hands with Andhra Pradesh to take on Maoists

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Odisha and will jointly launch anti-Maoist operations to flush out the rebels from the state, of Police R P today said.

After returning from Visakhapatnam where he held a meeting with his counterpart in Andhra Pradesh, 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 district, known to be a Maoist stronghold.

We have decided at the meeting to undertake joint operations in Odisha-border," said.

Yesterday, before leaving for Visakhapatnam, Sharma had told reporters that the would intensify inteligence-based operations against the Maoists.

Sharma had said the state will also coordinate more closely with other states like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and to come down heavily on the Maoists.

He also said efforts are on to further strengthen the in Koraput, Nuapada, Malkangiri, Kalahandi and Rayagada districts where Maoists pose challange to the

Two days back, the had gunned down at least seven Maoists in separate operations in Bolangir and Kandhamal districts.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 21:20 IST