Mumbai: Following the Gadchiroli attack, which left 15 jawans dead, Maharashtra Director General of Police (DGP) has claimed that there has been no intelligence failure and forces will retaliate. DGP Subodh Jaiswal also said that the force would develop and look at all tactical measures. "We will develop and look at all tactical measures that need to be taken. 

We will take lessons from the incident and take adequate measures. The forces will continue with whatever operations we were working on”.

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It would not be right to term this as an intelligence failure. It is a dastardly attack; we will try our best that such incidents are not repeated. Our people are present at the spot, and more information will come out by today evening," he added.

"We had ensured all security and safety measures. We will further ensure security and will retaliate with adequate measures. The naxals had already announced their plans of carrying out such attacks during the elections. There was information. The forces were in operation. We will conduct investigations and look into what led to the attack," Jaiswal said.

In an IED attack by Naxals 15 jawans have been killed on Wednesday in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. The incident happened when a team of the C-60 squad commandoes, an anti-naxal unit, was patrolling the Kurkheda-Korchi road. The ultras also torched 27 machines and vehicles at a road construction site in Gadchiroli.

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