News Analysis - Naxalism



  • Naxals Kill JMM MP (March 05, 2007)
    Suspected Naxal terrorists shot dead a Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Lok Sabha Member of Parliament Sunil Kumar Mahato, two security guards, and a party secretary.<More>

  • Naxal Raid Train, Loot Guns (December 18, 2006)
    In a second such incident this year, 15-20 Naxals halted a train in the middle of dense forests, to relieve Rapid Action Force (RAF) jawans of their weapons and walkie-talkies prompting a wide combing operation to nab them.<More>

  • Small Success Against Naxals (November 24, 2006)
    Targeting senior terrorists of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) group, the Andhra Pradesh police have managed to make tactical gains on Naxalism seizing sophisticated weapons and cash from the encounter.<More>

  • Internal Security Concerns to the Fore (October 30, 2006)
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned the country that focusing on external aggression reduces awareness and focus on internal security which is far more dangerous because of the number of threats and causes and the effort that is required to defeat them.<More>

  • Maoist Meet Focuses on Coordination (October 03, 2006)
    In an ominous note, the fourth conference of the Coordination Committee of Maoist Parties and Organizations of South Asia (CCOMPOSA) in Nepal resolved to better coordinate to turn South Asia “into a flaming field of people’s upsurges.”<More>

  • Naxalism, Micro-Terrorism Major Security Threats (September, 07 2006)
    A security review by Chief Ministers with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh found leaders worrying about increasing activities of Pakistan-sponsored and directed terrorist outfits organized into “sleeper cells” who are motivated to perform suicide attacks.<More>

  • Special Anti-Naxal Force (September, 06 2006)
    India has created special force body of 14000 personnel raised from 13 states, which would include 9000 from Central paramilitary and State police and rest ex-servicemen, to fight naxal violence and perform other internal security duties.<More>

  • Naxals Strike Mangalore Forest Office (August 24, 2006)
    In typical military style, Naxal terrorists attacked the Range Forest Office in Karnataka damaging the building, burnt official records, wirless set, computer equipment, and a jeep after destroying a local telephone exchange ahead of the raid.<More>

  • Naxals Attack WB IRB Camp (August 07, 2006)
    In an area in {West Bengal} adjacent to {Jharkhand}, suspected Naxal terrorists attacked an Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) camp and a heavy exchange of fire lasted for over an hour as retribution for arresting a senior local terrorist leader.<More>

  • Some Successes against Naxals (July 25, 2006)
    Finally, there seems to be some forward movement on some policies from the Federal Home Ministry and some successes against Naxals in Andhra Pradesh with the topmost terrorist in that state killed in an encounter by the elite Greyhound Force. <More>

  • Broader Naxal Agenda (July 20, 2006)
    The recent daring attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) protect camp is causing Home Ministry officials to finally pay attention to a politically-discredited Naxal blueprint document that describes their plan to further their evil agenda.<More>

  • Naxal Blast Kills CRPF Men (June 02, 2006)
    In a suspected reprisal attack, Naxal terrorists blasted a landmine killing several Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel deployed in the Naxal-infested Chhattisgarh.<More>

  • Traditional Methods to Fight Naxals (May 26, 2006)
    The Chhattisgarh Director-General (DG) of Police has announced a slew of measures including using traditional protection systems, weapons, more Central Government troops, use of civilians, and more aggressive patrolling to fight Mao inspired terrorism.<More

  • Naxal Violence Unseats Terrorism in J&K (May 19, 2006)
    Junior Home Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal admitted in Parliament that the Naxal menace in India is more threatening, cause more disruption, and resulted in more deaths that the Pakistan-inspired terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir.<More>  

  • Naxals Execute 13 Villagers (May 2, 2006)
    Naxal terrorists killed 13 of the 52 villagers they abducted in a gruesome fashion for opposing their ideology and daring to speak against their methods and means.<More>

  • Naxals Assume Kashmiri Tactics (April 17, 2006)
    In typical Kashmiri terrorist style operation, Naxalites dressed in police uniform arrived in a bus at a refugee camp in Chhattisgarh and opened fire indiscriminately with their AK-47s killing several officers and looting weapons and ammunition from the facility.<More>

  • Government Finally Wakes Up to Naxal Reality (April 14, 2006)
    The Government finally woke up to the Naxal menace in India and said that their superior army style operations, coordination, trained cadres, and planned frontal attacks on large installations, and external links must be fought under a unified command.<More>

  • Naxals Blast Track & Station (April 10, 2006)
    Responding to recent arrests of senior leaders of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) blasted railway tracks, kidnapped railway employees, destroyed electricity feeder lines, and railway station, near Gaya .<More>

  • AP Messes up Naxal Fight (April 3, 2006)
    Even as 5 Maoist terrorists, including 3 women, were killed by the Andhra Pradesh (AP) police, there is increased concern that the AP Government and the Federal Home Ministry are not taking the fight seriously.<More>

  • Surprise! Govt has a Naxal policy (March 27, 2006)
    Responding to a question in the Parliament, Home Minister Shivraj Patil shocked everyone by tabling a policy, which he says has been in existence for a while.<More>

  • Naxals Attacks NMDC (March 25, 2006)
    Naxal terrorists set off several blasts at the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) installation in Dantewada district badly affecting the transportation of iron ore in Andhra Pradesh.<More>

  • Para-Military Forces to Guard Trains (March 21, 2006)
    After the latest incident when Naxal terrorists hijacked a train for several hours, the Home Ministry has proposed to the Railways Ministry to seek paramilitary guards to guard trains going through forested and Naxal-infested areas. <More>

  • YSR Ineffective in Naxal Fight (March 08, 2006)
    After killing scores of anti-Naxal tribal civilians, hundreds of armed Maoist terrorists in Andhra Pradesh blew up a bus, attacked a village killing 8 people, injuring 20, and taking 15 people hostage. <More>

  • Naxals Blow up Truck (March 01, 2006)
    Naxal terrorists blew up a truck in Chhattisgarh carrying opponents of the Naxal movement killing 26 people and injuring 40 others.<More>

  • Naxals Attacks Police Station (February 09, 2006)
    IIn two separate incidents, Naxalite terrorists attacked police stations and detonated a land mine killing 12 policemen and injuring 21 others in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. <More>

  • Naxals Kills 1 RPF in Ranchi (January 28, 2006)
    Indian Maoist Naxal terrorists killed a Railway Protection Force employee and derailed a goods train and blasted a small bridge disrupting traffic on a national highway near Ranchi, Jharkhand. <More>

  • Naxals Forcing Women into Terrorism (January 16, 2006)
    Maoist terrorists in India, called Naxalites, are increasingly hiring or forcing women into extremism. <More>

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