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India–The November Offensive

Posted by Ka Frank on October 23, 2009

This article was originally published on OutlookIndia.

The November Offensive

  • The offensive will be spread over the next five years
  • A special forces school, a special forces unit and an army brigade HQ will be set up near Bilaspur. The Bde HQ will participate in anti-Maoist ops in the future. The army is looking for 1,800 acres of land to set up the infrastructure.
  • The IAF is looking for 300 acres for its base
  • MHA is sitting on a plan to redeploy the Rashtriya Rifles
  • For now, 27 battalions of the Border Security Force and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police will be moved into Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Maharashtra Read the rest of this entry »

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India: Demand a stop to the Indian governments assault on the CPI-Maoist and adivasis people!

Posted by n3wday on October 23, 2009

Paramilitary_soldiers_and_policemen_clear_road_blocked_Maoist_rebel_indiaThis article was sent out on the A World to Win e-list.

Indian and inter-national intellectuals issue Statement against Gov’t of Indias planned military offensive in adivasi-populated regions

19 October 2009. A World to Win News Service. The Indian government has announced that it is preparing a large-scale military offensive against areas in eastern and central India where adivasi (tribal) people and others have risen up under the leadership of the Communist Party of India (Maoist). (See AWTWNS 091912) Sanhati (www.sanhati. com), which describes itself as a collective of activists/academics who have been working in solidarity with peoples movements in India by providing information and analysis, drafted and circulated the following statement signed by many prominent Indian and international intellectuals demanding that the government offensive not take place. Dated 12 October, it is followed by a Background note that, like the statement itself, reflects the views of that collective.

To Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, Government of India, South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi, India-110 011. Read the rest of this entry »

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