Saturday, 26 November, 2022
TopicMaoists

Topic: Maoists

How India’s Maoist counter-insurgency is being undone by a flawed security strategy

The ambush of a joint CRPF and state police team in Chhattisgarh shows the training and tactics have to be better than the ragtag Maoists. Jammu and Kashmir is a good example.

CoBRA commando abducted by Naxals in Chhattisgarh ambush released

Rakeshwar Singh Manhas is part of special police unit CoBRA. Chhattisgarh govt nominated a two-member team, including one from tribal community, to secure his release.

Missing CRPF commando in our custody, appoint interlocutors for release, say Maoists

Maoists have, however, not raised any formal demands for the release of commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas even as police are verifying the authenticity of their purported statement.

How naxalism and the extremist communist movement grew and infested Chhattisgarh

In episode 717 of 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta talks about how Maoist\naxal groups gained power since independence and the recent ambush of security personnel in Chhattisgarh.

Govt determined to take fight against unrest by Naxals to ‘logical conclusion’: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a visit to Chhattisgarh, made the comment after paying tributes to the 22 security personnel who were killed by Naxals in the state Saturday.

UPA to NDA, India still confused on how to fight Naxal insurgency. Maoists know that

Manmohan Singh rightly described Naxalism as India’s greatest internal security challenge. Nothing much changed after that.

Maoists surrendered for family life, fatherhood. They now find it was snatched long ago

In 2012, I wrote about the first surrendered Naxal to undergo reverse vasectomy and 'reclaim the right to fatherhood'. Last month, I learnt he still couldn’t bear a child.

‘Remove BSF camps from sacred land’ — Chhattisgarh tribals from 103 villages begin protest

Villagers claim two new BSF camps in Kanker district were built on land that had two 'Devasthals' or holy places. Police dispute claim & say Maoists are behind the protest.

CRPF to target Naxal strongholds in Chhattisgarh, deploy 5 new battalions in Sukma & Bijapur

Some members of Maoists’ Central Committee are guarded round-the-clock by Central Regional Command. CRPF will target them in Sukma & Bijapur districts.

Bastar police plans course to reform jailed Maoists, ‘influence their ideology’

The course manual is currently being readied. Classes on the course will begin at Dantewada district jail where around 600 Maoists are lodged at present.

On Camera

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.