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Indian Officials Back Out of Peace Negotiations

Posted by Sole on March 9, 2009

This article originally appeared on Thaindian News.

Chhattisgarh Reluctant to Take Up Maoists’ Peace Talk Offer

Raipur, Feb 22  Chhattisgarh’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government is now reluctant to take up the offer for peace talks made by the Maoists twice recently, after the leftist rebels killed three CRPF troopers in an ambush Feb 19.
Spokesperson of Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), Pandu alias Pandanna, had offered twice within a month to hold peace talks with the government to find a solution to the decade-old Maoist militancy in the state.

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India: Reactionary military units formed to combat maoists

Posted by n3wday on March 9, 2009

1127Greyhounds are an elite military force in India used for counter-insurgency.

This article was published by the Times of India.

Naxal-hit States To Form Greyhound Like Force

RAIPUR: Six Maoist-hit states — Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra — are developing special forces on the
lines Greyhounds of Andhra Pradesh to tackle red terror.

Chhattisgarh DGP Vishwa Ranjan told TOI that Chhattisgarh would become the first among the six states to raise a 13,000-strong crack commando force to tackle Left-wing violence. He said the existing Chhattisgarh Armed Forces, with its headquarters at Amleshwar in Durg, has been converted into Chhattisgarh Commando Battalion. The battalion will be deployed in rural and forested areas to check the Maoists.
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