Kadyrov said this would help Chechnya's law enforcement organs become "war-capable units."
Putin on August 2 instructed the Defense and Interior ministries to come up with a plan to reduce the number of Russian service personnel in Chechnya.
The order was made public by the state newspaper "Rossiiskaya gazeta" on August 8.
Observers say a withdrawal would boost the influence of Kadyrov's own security force, which human rights activists accuse of widespread abuses.
(Interfax, AP, AFP)
The aftermath of a December 2002 Chechen resistance attack on the main government building in Grozny (epa)