Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: Naxal

Naxal allegedly involved in killing of at least 7 security personnel arrested in Chhattisgarh

Identified as Pandru Padami, the 20-year-old Naxal is a close associate of Naxals' Amdai Ghati area committee secretary Suresh Salam, Chhattisgarh police says.

Security forces gun down naxal wanted in nearly 25 criminal cases in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

Slain Santosh Markam was a member of the Malangir Area Committee of the rebels. He was carrying a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head, police said.

2.5 yrs in office but CM Baghel yet to frame ‘anti-Naxal’ policy, BJP says he is clueless

In its 2018 election manifesto, Congress said if voted to power in Chhattisgarh, it will frame a policy to resolve Naxal menace. Now it claims it is not getting Modi govt's support.

‘Knocked door down, will enter drawing room now’ — Police & tribal leaders clash over anti-Naxal camp

Bastar officials say protests against security camp in Silger are stage-managed by Maoists. Tribal leaders & activist call the camp illegal & demand probe into 17 May firing.

India’s Maoist strategy needs a reset. But will Modi govt change its muscular approach?

Evidence suggests the Maoists have their back against the wall. India can take a leaf from the successful negotiation by the Columbia govt and FARC.

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.

Chhattisgarh set to have 8 new police camps in Naxal-hit districts amid ‘symbolic protests’

The police camps, part of the 15 the Chhattisgarh govt planned to set up this year, will come up in Dantewada, Kondagaon, Bijapur and Sukma districts. First 7 already functioning.

Maoists claim Dantewada cops staging surrenders, SP says allegation ‘result of frustration’

Maoists have decried the police’s new rehabilitation campaign, Lon Varratu, alleging that those ‘surrendering’ are common villagers. Police says Naxals are misleading people.

Maoist insurgency far from over. After Bastar, Naxals’ new laboratory is in south India

Many believed that Maoists operating in the Karnataka-Kerala-Tamil Nadu tri-junction area were just a bunch of Left radicals spreading propaganda, with no violence.

Indian Army should be relieved from internal security in J&K. It goes against secular ethos

Indian Army must be kept insulated from prolonged exposure to internal disorder so that it doesn’t become communalised like the police forces.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.