Featured image: injured agents after the attack by the Maoist guerrillas. Source: The Statesman
The vast majority of bourgeois media of the old Indian State have reported on a new important action of the Maoist guerrillas, this time in Chhattisgarh, in the region of Bastar on the border between the districts of Bijapur and Sukma. On Tuesday the 30th of January, Indian paramilitaries tried to establish a new camp for their troops in the area we have mentioned. A few hours later they received an intense attack with improvised grenade launchers and with heavy machine-gun fire. The attack was of high intensity and left three paramilitaries eliminated and another 15 injured. After this attack, a commander of the paramilitary forces stated that it “has taken many fatal and non-fatal casualties while creating forward operating bases called FOBs. This incident is an addition to that”. These actions of the Maoists occur within the framework of the People’s War in India, led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
After the operation, the paramilitaries and the police declared that they carried out a search and attack operation against the Maoist guerrillas, but they did not recover the bodies and there is no evidence of their existence. The establishment of military, paramilitary and police camps, attacks against the people, fake encounters and other repressive operations, are part of the usual action of the old Indian State in the Bastar region, considered an stronghold of the Maoists. The last of the big repressive operations is “Operation Kagar”, which we have already reported on.
This is the second time in less than two weeks that we report on great offensive actions against the repressive forces of the old Indian State. Last week we reported on the previous action, in which 35 agents from the Indian repressive forces were eliminated. Just this month the Interior Minister of the Indian State, Amit Shah declared that he had the goal of eliminating Maoism in the next three years. But the truth is that the beginning of 2024 has seen an activity rebound against the old Indian State.