India Intelligence Report

   Nepal Maoist Terrorist Agree to Talk


Nepal’s violent Maoist terrorists termed measures taken by the newly installed Government as “positive” and said that they would be ready for negotiated settlement. The terrorist movement had announced a ceasefire last week but soon thereafter abducted 10 Royal Nepal Army soldiers. It is this sort of behavior that is worrisome because the group often says one thing but does something drastically different.

Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala initiated several steps that raised many eyebrows such as removing the terrorist tag from the group, withdrawing Interpol notices for the arrest of the terrorists, and declared an unconditional ceasefire. Almost always, all terrorist groups use such opportunities to reorganize, recruit, train, arm, and take newer positions.

Indian state of Andhra Pradesh went through that mode of thinking only to fail miserably and causing the spread of terrorism to Maharashtra and Karnataka. It will be interesting to see how this move turns out.

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