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  1. Asmodeus

    Asmodeus 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    'CRPF determined to eliminate naxalism'

    http://www.ptinews.com/news/685746_-CRPF-determined-to-eliminate-naxalism-
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    were r the COBRAS,it was said they were specifically desined to counter the naxale menace
     
  3. itzmylyf

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    I hope Govt. solves this naxal problem soon. They are hiding in jungles just outside the city where i study.The problem is so bad that the DIG of police hides in our institute guest house on getting threat call (Unconfirmed news in our Hostels). Twice my train to home has been canceled coz damn naxal blew up the tracks......now forget track they are blowing up trains(i feel lucky).They are no better then terrorists and must be hunted down like rats.:mad:
     
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    Just do it (Article)
    2010-06-02 18:30:00

    Solve it, and if it means calling in the Army, then so be it. The Prime Minister on Tuesday said the government would fight terrorism "root and branch" and that the 'writ of the state" would be firmly enforced.

    The fact that it was necessary to say this, is proof enough that there are pockets in this country where the writ of the state is not being enforced.

    And, it is certainly jungle law when 76 personnel of a paramilitary force are blown up in broad daylight. India didn't lose so many soldiers in any one single operation against enemy forces in the 1999 Kargil War.

    Defense Minister A.K.Antony met with the Armed Forces chiefs on Tuesday and discussed the option of deploying the army for anti-Naxal operations.

    At Khadakvasla near Pune, over the weekend, Antony denied there being a split mandate over the use of the army, but, he was not alone in the hesitation of using the military for anti-insurgency operations within the country.

    The chief ministers of the five affected states, and even some prominent members of the Congress party, have their reservations regarding the use of the Army and the Air Force against the Naxals.

    The debate on the use of the Army for enforcing law is a pointer to the fact that the government, in all likelihood, miscalculated the extent and potency of the Maoist threat.

    It is also a pointer to the fact that UPA-1 was lax in its intelligence analysis or else lax in acting on the analysis that it had.

    While Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram was pilloried for his comment on the lack of a mandate and had to go on the back foot to explain what he meant, the fact is that the onus now rests on the Prime Minister.

    Dr.Singh will have to use all the assets under his command to secure the affected states, clear them of anti-national violent forces and then bring forward the development agenda that is planned for them. First things first.

    Some commentators have suggested a step-by-step approach of building an intelligence network, training local police, arming and training citizen security groups (not the Salwa Judum). These should have been in place decades ago. And, if they were not, then it is too late to begin now, and wait for it to fructify and start weeding out operations.

    Begin with Jharkhand. It is a state under President's rule. So, there is no chief minister who will oppose the Centre. There are no issues of a Centre-State clash on security matters. Start from here. Send in trained personnel from the NSG, the Rashtriya Rifles, the CISF and the CRPF under a unified command.quip them with what they need in terms of resources and training. The latter has to be done under an intensive one-month course at the most. There isn't enough time.

    Prepare the media and civil society that it is a crackdown on extremist elements who do not hesitate to kill unarmed civilians and armed soldiers on national duty.

    These are vermin and no Gandhians with guns. They have to be eliminated or disarmed and made to surrender to the state. Through a well-coordinated media campaign, prepare the country to accept that there will be errors, setbacks and casualties. But there will be no looking back.

    The Prussian general and military strategist Karl Von Clausewitz said: "if you entrench yourself behind strong fortifications, you compel the enemy to seek a solution elsewhere."

    This kind of approach suggested above will result in a "spillove", wherein Maoist rebels are sure to hotfoot to neighboring states. So, let them. How far can they run?

    In the East, and in the Deccan, there is the Arabian Sea at one end and the Bay of Bengal on the other. Once the spillover happens, neighbouring states will perforce have to cooperate with the Centre. And, the Home Minister will then get the cooperation and mandate that he has been seeking to crush Maoist rebels across the country.

    The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting tomorrow (June 3) will deliberate on which way the winds will blow in the months to come. The prickly issues of using the armed forces, whether as foot soldiers, or ancillary support from the Air Force, or just continue to rely on the highly demoralized CRPF, will come up for deliberation.

    The CCS comprises of the Prime Minister, the Finance Minister, the Home Minister, the Defense Minister and the External Affairs Minister.

    There are no easy solutions. The Army and the Home Ministry have made their recommendations, which will be discussed at the CCS. Both strategy and tactics will have to come into play quickly.

    There is no luxury of time. Sun Tzu in his Art of War says, 'Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.' Time is now testing the mettle of the men in command in India. By Smita Prakash (ANI)

    http://sify.com/news/just-do-it-article-news-national-kgcs4bhefga.html
     
  5. itzmylyf

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    Army’s de-mining experts in Maoist jungles soon

    NEW DELHI: The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) is likely to discuss the option of drafting dedicated de-mining experts from the Army — popularly knows as Sappers — to clear Maoist-infested jungles of IEDs and landmines.

    This will help the state police and Central forces to operate in heavily-mined jungles of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Maharasthra and West Bengal without risking casualties on account of landmine blasts.

    Defence minister A K Antony had on Sunday told mediapersons in Pune, “we are examining all pros and cons of the involvement of Army in anti-Naxal operations and once a decision is taken, it will be binding on the Army. The armed forces will accept the decision taken by the government and implement it with vigour.â€

    Mr Antony met service chiefs to discuss the possibility of Army’s involvement in aiding the fight against Naxalism. He had earlier asked the central command to prepare a blue-print in this regard.

    A senior official in the security establishment told ET that Sappers, have professional expertise and sophisticated equipment to locate and defuse IEDs and landmines, some of which may have been planted almost 10 years back. Since Sapper units having little role to play in peace time, they can be spared for clearing mines in Naxal-hit areas ahead of major operations by the police and central forces.

    Sappers have de-mining equipment that can locate not only metal IEDs but also plastic mines. “Central forces have no such de-mining personnel men or gadgets to clear the jungles of IEDs and landmines...this has been impeding anti-Naxal operations...by bringing in Sappers, we will enable the forces to effectively access and bust the Naxalite hideouts,†a senior official of the security establishment told ET.

    CCS will also discuss MHA’s proposal for a bigger fleet of choppers to facilitate quicker movement of troops for intelligence-based strikes. The home ministry will seek more funds under the Security-Related Expenditure scheme to help states improve the policing infrastructure in Naxal-hit districts.
    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/Armys-de-mining-experts-in-Maoist-jungles-soon/articleshow/6000849.cms
     
  6. Osiris

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    India rejects UN report on Maoist rebellion

    United Nations: India has protested against a UN report that called the rebellion of Naxals an "armed conflict", saying the violence of the rebels was “abhorrent and condemnable”.

    India's envoy to UN Hardeep Singh Puri, while commenting on a UN report on 'children and armed conflicts', told the Security Council that the activities of Maoist groups did not fall into the realm of an "armed conflict".

    "At the outset I should make clear that the violence being perpetrated by these groups though completely abhorrent and condemnable, certainly does not make this a zone of armed conflict as defined by international law," he said.

    "We, therefore, cannot accept reporting on these incidents as falling within the mandate of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict," he said, referring to UN official Radhika Coomaraswamy.

    The report, which was produced by the office of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, highlighted the recruitment and use of children by Maoist groups in Chhattisgarh.

    "The Naxals have admitted that children were used only as messengers and informers but have admitted that children were provided with training to use non-lethal and lethal weapons including landmines," the report said.

    Coomaraswamy did not respond to PTI’s question about India's objection but she told reporters the definition of “armed conflict” is contested.

    "What is an armed conflict is contested," she said, adding that many countries mentioned in her report claim that they are not in situations of armed conflict.

    "What we determine is that there has to be a political dimension to it for an armed conflict," she said, adding the report made a disclaimer that this was not a "legal determination" of the situation being an armed conflict but countries were selected on the basis that it is a "political conflict with humanitarian consequences for children."

    The report also pointed out that the Naxal's had carried out attacks on schools in order to intentionally destroy government structures and to instill fear among the local community.

    It also described an incident in which Naxalites forced villagers to provide five boys and girls for their armed group in October 2009, and stated that the Jharkhand police had vacated 28 of 43 schools in Naxal-affected areas of the state and were in the process of vacating 13 more.

    Speaking at an open-debate on children in armed conflict, Puri told the Security Council that New Delhi was taking measures to address the situation.

    "We strongly condemn these despicable acts of Naxal violence and are fully committed to controlling such diabolical activities," he said.

    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/india-rejects-un-report-on-maoist-rebellion/124723-2.html?from=tn
     
  7. jagjitnatt

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    India train sabotage suspect held

    An Indian militia leader with links to Maoist rebels has been arrested over the derailment of a passenger train that killed some 150 people in May.

    Bapi Mahato was captured as police stormed a guest-house early on Sunday.

    A West Bengal police chief said Bapi Mahato would appear in court on Monday.

    About 100 other people were also injured when the express was derailed in West Bengal and some carriages fell into the path of a freight train.

    Police accused Maoist rebels of sabotaging the track, but Maoists denied the charge. The rebels say they are fighting for the rights of indigenous tribespeople and the rural poor, who they say have been neglected by governments for decades.

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has described the Maoist insurgency - which affects parts of several central and eastern states - as India's biggest internal security challenge.

    'Huge force'

    Bapi Mahato is a top leader of the People's Committee against Police Atrocities - a militia said to be close to Maoist rebels.

    The BBC's Subir Bhaumik says the militia is active in the Junglemahal region of West Bengal which borders Jharkhand state.

    Bapi Mahato was arrested in the town of Jamshedpur, in Jharkand. A relative accused of giving him shelter, named as Bimal Mahato, was also arrested.

    "We were sure of Bapi's location but Jharkhand police helped us in pinning him down. They provided us a huge back-up force with which we encircled the guest house where Mahato was staying ," the officer who led the West Bengal police team, Wakkhar Raja, said.

    Bapi Mahato has been named by Indian federal investigators as the mastermind behind the sabotage that led to the derailment.

    A reward was offered for information leading to his arrest and that of two close associates - Umakanta Mahato and Asit Mahato, who remain at large.

    Umakanta Mahato was arrested in June 2009 and charged with sedition and waging war against the state. But he was then released on bail in December and police did not contest this, according to court records.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10360435.stm
     
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    3 naxals killed , one jawan is shaheed !!

    Wast Bengal: Naxals killed in encounter with jawan

    Kolkata: At least 3 naxals were killed in an encounter near Kalaboni jungle in West Bengal's West Midnapore district on Sunday. One paramilitary jawan was also killed in the encounter.However, the bodies of the naxals have still not been recovered and according to reports the encounter is still on.

    Following a tip-off that a Maoist squad was hiding in Ghrito Kham area near Kalaboni jungle the joint forces closed the area and launched an operation last night, Superintendent of Police, Jhargram, Praveen Tripathy said.

    As the forces, comprising Specially Trained Armed Company (STRACO) jawans, moved towards the area this morning a fierce gunbattle broke out between them and the ultras leading to the death of jawan, Md Isahurul Islam (27) and injury to three-four jawans, Tripathy said

    The STRACO force is deployed in the Maoist-affected belt of West Midnapore close to Lalgarh.

    The encounter was still going on, he said.The slain jawan Islam hailed from Manikchak in Malda district.

    The encounter took place barely 10 days after the killing of eight Maoists, including three women, in an encounter when security personnel raided a Naxalite hideout in Ranja forest under Salboni block on June 16.

    Read more at: Wast Bengal: Naxals killed in encounter with jawan
     
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    There is only one cure for Such nexalism, Give proper education, Food Shelter, Give them Jobs, or atleast Means of Food , so that they can earn.... Our Govt is Falling Slow In dealing with such issues
     
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    Top Maoist leader gunned down in Andhra Pradesh

    In a major blow to the Maoists, their top leader and spokesperson Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad was killed in a gunfight with police in Andhra Pradesh on Friday, police claimed.
    The shootout took place near Jogapur in Adilabad district, about 300 km from Hyderabad.
    Another Maoist guerrilla, who is yet to be identified, was also killed. Police also recovered an AK-47, a 9mm pistol and two kit bags from the scene of the gunfight.
    Azad, who carried a reward of Rs.12 lakh on his head, was a member of the central committee of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist). Hailing from Krishna district, he was associated with the Maoist movement for four decades.
    Following the killing of Azad, security agencies have sounded a high alert in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Chhatttisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
    Azad was gunned down by police two days after Maoists killed 27 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Chhattisgarh.

    Top Maoist leader gunned down in Andhra Pradesh- Hindustan Times
     
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    Good. Need more take downs like these.
     
  13. prototype

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    well from the start, Andhra was very much successful in tackling the Maoist problem,due to its governance,and its specialized GREYHOUND unit
     
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    These leaders are the one who are spreading hatred against the state.they should be punished without any mercy.
     
  15. Devianz

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    Gr8 work by Andra police and special forces. Hope we will here more news like these from northern India as well.
     

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