Leftwing Extremism
Left-Wing Extremism: Contained but Continues to Exist

Based on an intelligence input on the night of 02 April 2021, over 2000 security forces’ (SFs) personnel carried out a major anti-Naxal operation in the Sukma-Bijapur area in Chhattisgarh. However, the anti-Naxal operation soon turned to a “surpr....

Maoist Menace Calls for a Different Ball Game

The massacre of 37 innocent personnel of the Security Forces (SF) of Government of India and the State Government, on 3rd April in Chhattisgarh, has led to widespread condemnation, even from the Prime Minister. Such mass killing of SF invites serio....

India’s Maoists: Utility of Counterinsurgency and Futility of Talks

There was a flurry of analyses in the wake of the 03 April 2021 clash between India’s Security Forces [SFs] and the Maoist insurgents at the Sukma-Bijapur border region in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh.123

Left Wing Extremism: The Way Ahead

Left-wing extremism, also called Naxalism, or Maoism has been around since the late 60s. After 60 years, the movement may be down but not out. The UPA government had described the Maoist movement as the greatest internal security threat. In the last ....

India’s Maoists: Business as usual

It has been business as usual for Naxalites of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), even as the country has been fighting the challenge of COVID-19 pandemic. Incidents of violence by the Maoists, efforts at shoring–up their arsenal and extortion,....

The Maoists, Violence, and their ‘Alternate Revolutionary Programme’

As human beings distance away from each other to deny the corona virus any additional mass and volume, the left-wing insurgents in India's dense jungles converge into south Bastar in central India from neighbouring provinces as well as from Nepal

Covid-19 and India’s Maoists

Even as the country is under a lockdown in the wake of COVID-19, also being referred to as novel Corona virus, alleged sympathisers of Naxalites of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), Maoists in short, Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde have been....

Centre-State Synergy shall Defeat Maoist Challenge

At long last, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and the governments in the various affected States seem to have come on to the same page in addressing the challenge thrown-up by Naxalites of Communist Party of India (Maoist), CPI Maoist or Maoists, ....

India’s Lesser Known, yet Dangerous Maoist Groups

The Maoist movement in India is known by the violent activities of the Communist Party of India-Maoist [CPI-M] – the organization which took shape in September 2004 with the merger of the People’s War Group based in the southern state of Andhra P....

Severity of Economic Impact of the Maoist Movement

It is now well recognised that the Maoist movement in India is deeply rooted in socio-economic conditions in parts of India with large tribal populations. However, misunderstanding and misperceptions about this problem persists due to lack of economi....

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