The Quint Inside a CRPF Mine Protected Vehicle: A 360-Degree View

The Quint Inside a CRPF Mine Protected Vehicle: A 360-Degree View

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The Quint travelled with CRPF jawans deep into South Kashmir, the hotbed of the ongoing unrest. This time, I was inside a land mine protected vehicle (LMPV) with several armed CRPF personnel. This is the first time that the CRPF is using LMPVs in Kashmir. In this video, The Quint brings you a 360 degree view of the vehicle from the inside as well from the outside.

While we were on our way to Awantipora, I managed to talk to some of the jawans. We spoke about the vehicle as well about their experience of handling the unrest in Kashmir in the last three months.

This vehicle can protect us from not just land mines but also hand grenades. Hence, it is considered very safe. We are using it in South Kashmir because it is the worst-hit part of the state. 
Ishwar Singh, CRPF Jawan

I also spoke to them about their experience of dealing with the crisis in Kashmir. Several questions have been raised about the handling of the unrest by security forces. I wanted to know what they think about the protesters and how difficult is it to handle them.

We do get angry, but we have clear instructions that we are not supposed to fire until someone shoots at us. We are supposed to maintain law and order and also defend ourselves from stone-pelters. After all, these are our countrymen who have been brainwashed.
C P Sen, CRPF Jawan

Video Editor: Kunal Mehra

Camera person: Poonam Agarwal

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