Naxalite–Maoist insurgency: Updates and Discussions

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I had posted couple of pictures taken of Myanmar border markers couple of days back, obviously taken by another blood relative service person. I do have pictures taken from other side of the border as well (without passport I presume), I think but it's not safe to share anywhere.
 

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I had posted couple of pictures taken of Myanmar border markers couple of days back, obviously taken by another blood relative service person. I do have pictures taken from other side of the border as well (without passport I presume), I think but it's not safe to share anywhere.
Dont share and we all pray your brother and his comrades are safe
 
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Beijing Said to Fund Separatist India Movement
China has opened a new front in regional aggressiveness, funding the separatist United Liberation Front of Assam, which has been fighting to split off the isolated northeastern Asom region from India, according to Indian intelligence sources.

Officials in New Delhi reportedly have complained to the Chinese, providing details about the actions of Paresh Barua (above), the supreme leader of the banned separatist group and demanding action as he is understood to nurture militant camps inside Myanmar from his hideout in southern China’s Yunnan province.

Commonly known as PB among his followers, the aged leader has avoided peace talks with the Union government in New Delhi despite the fact that most of his rebel colleagues have either surrendered or been eliminated. Barua can speak fluent Chinese, said GM Srivastava, a security analyst based in Guwahati, the capital of Assam state.

“He enjoys the confidence of different Chinese agencies. Without the consent of local Chinese authorities, it would have not been possible for him to stay there for many years now,” said Srivastava, the former State police chief of Tripura and Assam provinces.

Over the past decade, the Chinese government under supreme leader Xi Jinping has been steadily expanding its reach across the region, laying claim to almost the entire South China Sea including islets claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia and triggering two tense border incidents with India, the first in Doklam in 2017 and in Ladakh in June of this year. Beijing has clamped down on freedoms in Hong Kong and is increasingly threatening Taiwan, which it regards as a renegade province.

China has long laid claim to the disputed area of Arunachal Pradesh and other areas in Assam, a landlocked seven-province area connected to the rest of India only by a narrow neck of land that bridges over the northern border of Bangladesh.


Beijing’s Assam gambit is said to be the result of irritation over Delhi’s continued support of the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan religious leader who since 1959 has found refuge in the hill town of Dharamshala, 440 km. from the Indian capital. The Tibetan settlement has grown to at least 20,000 and serves as the seat of the resistance to China’s takeover of Tibet.

Chinese secret service officers have visited some of the makeshift camps of the militant outfits inside the jungles of the Myanmar-China border, according to intelligence sources. Militants also visited China for training courses, Srivastava added, saying the elusive guerilla leader might be used by the Chinese administration to cause continuing trouble for the region, which militants often term as Western South East Asia.

An alliance of northeastern militant outfits calling themselves the United National Liberation of Western South East Asia was formed three years ago in Myanmar under the patronage of top insurgent leaders including Barua.

Most of the surviving insurgents in the region have maintained the anti-New Delhi rhetoric, although with diminishing public support. As India celebrated its 74th Independence Day on August 15, the militant groups called for a total shutdown from 6 am to 5 pm to prevent holiday activities in the region. The boycott call was forwarded by ULFA (Independent), National Socialist Council of Nagalim along with the People’s Democratic Council of Karbi Longri, the Kamatapur Liberation Organization, the Hynniewtrep National Council, the Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup, Kangleipak Communist Party and the National Liberation Front of Twipra, insisting the commemoration was a “colonial Indian I-Day” and not meant for the freedom-loving people of the region.

Beijing, according to intelligence officials, is understood to have used Barua and his brigade in an incident three years ago in which he sent several warnings to the Dalai Lama during the Tibetan prelate’s visit to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh not to make any anti-China statements from the soil of Assam.

China, Barua said at the time, has never been an enemy of Assam and the Han Chinese would be helpful for the indigenous people once they get separated from mainland India. He urged the Tibetan leader to help the native people of Assam assert their political freedom from New Delhi, arguing that the region had been an independent country till the Treaty of Yandabo was signed in 1826 by British colonial forces and Burmese invaders.

Criticizing anti-Beijing propaganda in the region, Barua also appealed to locals to avoid supporting the movement for a free Tibet in response to a social media campaign launched by the Tibetan freedom fighters on the occasion of Dalai Lama’s 85th birthday that slammed Beijing for long antipathy to the image of Tibet’s highest spiritual leader. The free-Tibet campaign has gained momentum in India given the recent Ladakh border conflict, in which at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed by People’s Liberation Army personnel.

With some elements of the international community accusing Beijing of mishandling the Covid-19 pandemic, which has already affected 22.5 million people, Indians have joined boycotts of Chinese goods. A number of popular Chinese technological applications including TikTok have been banned by the Indian government.

Meanwhile, Lobsang Sangay, the chief of the Central Tibetan Administration as the Tibetan government-in-exile is known, appealed to New Delhi to raise Tibetan issues with Beijing in all bilateral talks.

Amid this standoff between New Delhi and Beijing, the Barua-led militant group posted two Pro-China videos meant for Assam based media outlets. Produced in English and Assamese, the videos unilaterally blamed India for all border conflicts with China including the PLA’s aggression in 1962, three years after the Dalai Lama escaped Tibet. The narrator reminded that Assam has long had connections with China and emphasized the need for their revival.
 

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Top ULFA (I) leader Drishti Rajkhowa surrenders to Indian Army in Meghalaya​

Shillong: In a major victory for counter-militancy operations, a swift and well-planned operation executed by intelligence agencies of the Indian Army at the Meghalaya-Assam-Bangladesh Border, dreaded hardcore United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) leader Drishti Rajkhowa surrendered to forces along with four accomplices Vedanta, Yasin Asom, Ropjyoti Asom and Mithun Asom. A huge cache of arms were also recovered on them.

The operation was based on confirmed inputs and was a result of relentless pursuit over the last nine months by security forces to nab the militants.

He has long been on the wanted list of ULFA insurgents responsible for their militant activities in lower Assam. His surrender is a major blow to the underground organisation and heralds a new dawn ushering in peace in the region.

Rajkhowa, the second-in-command of the militant group, is currently under the custody of the Army intelligence and is being brought to Assam, news agency PTI quoted government sources as saying.

He is believed to be a close confidante of Paresh Baruah, the so-called ‘commander-in-chief’ of ULFA (I).

Sources said that Rajkhowa was based in Bangladesh till recently and entered Meghalaya only a few weeks ago.

The ULFA (I) has been demanding an independent state of Assam for the longest time and the central government had banned the militant outfit in 1990.

Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had in August said that Union Minister Amit Shah is focused on resolving the ULFA issues in the northeast and bring peace to the region.

Later that month, security forces had nabbed three hardcore cadres of the outfit near Noglo in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on August 28. Three pistols, three magazines, live rounds of ammunition and badges of the banned militant outfit were also recovered.
 
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Few years earlier I got a chance ti talk to some of these guys and as they narrated their life is hellish in areas of duty. Govt just don’t care them at all. Their training is poor and discipline is pathetic.They all were drunk when we were talking in the Sleeper Compartment occupied by both CRPF and civilians. They had a huge cache of govt issued liquor stacked beneath the lower birth.
Their intelligence inputs comes from local police and OGWs which most of the times are either insufficient or outright false.

So basically CRPF guys are just cannon fodder to our politicians.


And its not new. Sukma, Dantewada, Bijapur and entire buster area to an extent is killing field for CRPF where they are killed like dogs twice every year in this same season when foliage sheds from trees providing good cover for these naxals.
BTW except few majority are brought from nearby villages either willingly or unwillingly and are given locally made gun k/a Bhur-Maar. Only few had sophisticated weapons like AK47, Stolen INSAS and SLR and even LMGs and G3s
They used improvised IED and Rockets for Ambush and the Explosives for which are mostly brought from Coal mines workers.
 

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Few years earlier I got a chance ti talk to some of these guys and as they narrated their life is hellish in areas of duty. Govt just don’t care them at all. Their training is poor and discipline is pathetic.They all were drunk when we were talking in the Sleeper Compartment occupied by both CRPF and civilians. They had a huge cache of govt issued liquor stacked beneath the lower birth.
Their intelligence inputs comes from local police and OGWs which most of the times are either insufficient or outright false.

So basically CRPF guys are just cannon fodder to our politicians.


And its not new. Sukma, Dantewada, Bijapur and entire buster area to an extent is killing field for CRPF where they are killed like dogs twice every year in this same season when foliage sheds from trees providing good cover for these naxals.
BTW except few majority are brought from nearby villages either willingly or unwillingly and are given locally made gun k/a Bhur-Maar. Only few had sophisticated weapons like AK47, Stolen INSAS and SLR and even LMGs and G3s
They used improvised IED and Rockets for Ambush and the Explosives for which are mostly brought from Coal mines workers.
We should use Drones and Apache
 
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Few years earlier I got a chance ti talk to some of these guys and as they narrated their life is hellish in areas of duty. Govt just don’t care them at all. Their training is poor and discipline is pathetic.They all were drunk when we were talking in the Sleeper Compartment occupied by both CRPF and civilians. They had a huge cache of govt issued liquor stacked beneath the lower birth.
Their intelligence inputs comes from local police and OGWs which most of the times are either insufficient or outright false.

So basically CRPF guys are just cannon fodder to our politicians.


And its not new. Sukma, Dantewada, Bijapur and entire buster area to an extent is killing field for CRPF where they are killed like dogs twice every year in this same season when foliage sheds from trees providing good cover for these naxals.
BTW except few majority are brought from nearby villages either willingly or unwillingly and are given locally made gun k/a Bhur-Maar. Only few had sophisticated weapons like AK47, Stolen INSAS and SLR and even LMGs and G3s
They used improvised IED and Rockets for Ambush and the Explosives for which are mostly brought from Coal mines workers.

From what I have read so far, naxals suffered significant casualties. But that's no excuse for 22 dead CRPF.

We should use Drones and Apache

Exactly, you will suffer casualties if ambushed by hundreds of naxals. This time they faced 2000 CRPF which backfired.


I believe forces will hunt him down, either COBRAs or PARA-SF, if required. Drones will be extensively used to pinpoint their location.

BJP govt is unpredictable, they may let it go or strike back with unimaginable force. Let's see.
 

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Few years earlier I got a chance ti talk to some of these guys and as they narrated their life is hellish in areas of duty. Govt just don’t care them at all. Their training is poor and discipline is pathetic.They all were drunk when we were talking in the Sleeper Compartment occupied by both CRPF and civilians. They had a huge cache of govt issued liquor stacked beneath the lower birth.
Their intelligence inputs comes from local police and OGWs which most of the times are either insufficient or outright false.

So basically CRPF guys are just cannon fodder to our politicians.


And its not new. Sukma, Dantewada, Bijapur and entire buster area to an extent is killing field for CRPF where they are killed like dogs twice every year in this same season when foliage sheds from trees providing good cover for these naxals.
BTW except few majority are brought from nearby villages either willingly or unwillingly and are given locally made gun k/a Bhur-Maar. Only few had sophisticated weapons like AK47, Stolen INSAS and SLR and even LMGs and G3s
They used improvised IED and Rockets for Ambush and the Explosives for which are mostly brought from Coal mines workers.

Internal security threats in India are greater than external.
 
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From what I have read so far, naxals suffered significant casualties. But that's no excuse for 22 dead CRPF.



Exactly, you will suffer casualties if ambushed by hundreds of naxals. This time they faced 2000 CRPF which backfired.


I believe forces will hunt him down, either COBRAs or PARA-SF, if required. Drones will be extensively used to pinpoint their location.

BJP govt is unpredictable, they may let it go or strike back with unimaginable force. Let's see.
Para-SF was never used for naxal ops. It will either be Cobras with help of other state anti-naxal teams like Andhra Greyhounds. CRPF QAT might also be pulled in if needed
 

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Para-SF was never used for naxal ops. It will either be Cobras with help of other state anti-naxal teams like Andhra Greyhounds. CRPF QAT might also be pulled in if needed

Time has come to use whatever we want. Too much of morality always come back to bite us, starting from Raja Dahir all the way today. We always give lifeline to our adversaries and end up with dead bodies of our troops. For how long this stupid pattern will be repeated ?



They are using everything at their disposal. Why shouldn’t we?

This is War, give them War.
 

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Time has come to use whatever we want. Too much of morality always come back to bite us, starting from Raja Dahir all the way today. We always give lifeline to our adversaries and end up with dead bodies of our troops. For how long this stupid pattern will be repeated ?



They are using everything at their disposal. Why shouldn’t we?

This is War, give them War.
Maybe CRPF wants to recruit some fresh candidates and in few days raxxx Rona will be over... 2-night attack helicopters with the thermal site should be given to CRPF .each CRPF person in the battle zone should be given a GPS device. and also few drones for surveillance. There is no difference between firing bullets from air and firing bullets from the ground.

 

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Maybe CRPF wants to recruit some fresh candidates and in few days raxxx Rona will be over... 2-night attack helicopters with the thermal site should be given to CRPF .each CRPF person in the battle zone should be given a GPS device. and also few drones for surveillance. There is no difference between firing bullets from air and firing bullets from the ground.

This entire problem has been suppressed. Compare this to Turkey who have been using drones for surveillance against the PKK. The CRPF guys are underpaid and under-equipped most don't have any kind of body armour and are not well trained. I don't even think any drone or air surveillance assets are with them otherwise how can these tribals hide in forests. Successive Governments have tried to ignore the problem..
Let CRPF order Rustoms atleast to survey the areas..