Left Wing Extremism

Maoist attacks: 2007-2017

Behind the Fence – November 2014
Besides guarding India’s borders, the BSF is also involved in a variety of other operations
By Dilip Kumar Mekala

Fighting the Enemy – June 2014
More technological solutions have to be acquired by the government to counter IED threats posed to the CRPF in the Red Corridor
By Dilip Kumar Mekala

Spread of Red – May 2014
The LWE challenge can bog down the new government if not addressed imaginatively
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

Frankenstein’s Monster – August 2013
The LWE menace needs more than small and periodic ameliorative measures
By Ghazala Wahab

Crimson Tide Deepens – July 2012
Maoist-PLA tie-up suggest brewing of a dangerous nexus
A FORCE Report

Red Roulette – January 2012
Counter-Maoists operations to be intensified with 2,000 newly-trained BSF personnel and seven new helicopters
A FORCE Report

Final Countdown – December 2011
The recent round table talk with ULFA bodes well, if only both sides remain flexible
A FORCE Report

Code Red – December 2011
Coming challenges in the fight against Left-Wing Extremism
By Gopal K. Pillai

War of Resources – August 2011
Blessed with mineral and forest wealth, the people of Chhattisgarh are caught between the State and the Maoists
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

The Challenge Grows – August 2011
As the government gropes with a solution, Maoists continue to increase their reach
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

Room for Peace – August 2011
Instead of harassing the civil society, government should co-opt them
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

Talking Point – June 2011
ULFA, Centre resolve to carry forward the dialogue process
A FORCE Report

Multiple Mutinies – September 2010
India’s house needs to be put in order first
By Ghazala Wahab

Security of India – August 2010
Government needs to broad-base its strategy to win the war against the Maoists
By Ghazala Wahab

Eye of the Storm – May 2010
Central Reserve Police Force

A House Divided – May 2010
Government still not sure how to describe Maoism in India
By Ghazala Wahab

The Threat Within – November 2009
Government dithers taking the war to the Maoists
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

Home Truths – April 2009
Internal security is as crucial as external security
By Ghazala Wahab

Homeland Security – April 2008
India’s perilous borders make the home insecure
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

Camp Fire – August 2007
Salva Judum members may end up being nowhere people
By Ghazala Wahab

Wound in the Heart – August 2007
Maoists attack India’s heartland
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

Shooting in the Dark – March 2007
Intelligence is the key to counter-terrorism operations

Red Alert – October 2005
Naxalism spreads across central and south India
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

For the People – October 2005
Giving people their due, will shrink Naxal-breeding grounds
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

Absentee State – October 2005
The government reacts along predictable lines