Indian Maoists kill 16 in attack on police

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  1. Ash

    Ash Regular Member

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    BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) - Maoist rebels ambushed police and killed 16 involved in a mine clearing operation in a remote part of eastern India region on Tuesday, police said, as the insurgents demonstrated their strength ahead of a general election next month.

    The victims were clearing mines laid by rebels on a road through a densely forested area in resource-rich Chhattisgarh state when the rebels attacked from all sides, according to a senior home ministry official.

    The head of anti-Maoist operations in the state police force told Reuters one civilian was among the dead.

    "Total death 16 ... including one civilian," R.K. Vij said in a text message sent from a helicopter after the attack. However, there were conflicting accounts of the death toll, with other officers telling local media at least 20 died.

    Television images from the site showed a heavy truck smouldering with its tires burning.

    The rebels have operated for decades across a wide swath of central and eastern India, and grew in strength during recent times in areas where poor, tribal villagers came into conflict with mining companies seeking resources for industrialisation.

    The Maoists seek the violent overthrow of the Indian state but have so far not managed to spread significantly into urban areas. Attacks picked up slightly for the first time last year peaking in 2010.

    "They attack us to demoralise us, they attack us to loot our weapons," said the ministry official, who asked not to be named.

    The ambush was just a few miles from where rebels killed 27 people, including many senior political leaders, before state elections last year. The attacks seek to disrupt the electoral process, the official said.

    "This time they know if we succeed in elections it will dent their reputation," he said.

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has previously described the Maoist insurgency as India's biggest internal security challenge.

    Indian Maoists kill 16 in attack on police
     
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  3. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    RIP, it is sad that these things happen. Just saw on TV one of the TV channel is showing video of the attack.
     
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    Maoist strategy has always been to first lay ied then ambush in heavy numbers.This can be countered by using mini drones[​IMG] 10 minutes before on the route of convoy this would easily detect maoist heavy number present with the help of thermal imager.Even if somehow maoist are able to succeed in ambush then use [​IMG] and [​IMG] these with the help of thermal imagers [​IMG] would easily decimate maoist and turn their larger number into their disadvantage.{since maoist retreat on foot it should not be difficult to caught hold of them with drone and helis}
     
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    bhramos Elite Member Elite Member

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    you are correct, but its not possible in this hilly forest type of terrain, i personally seen this terrain and been close to it all this years, drones may not work..
     
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    Why not we will Provide MPV's to CRPF Personnel
     
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    Men on ground can direct helicopter gunship fire towards their target.Plus such powerful thermal imagers has been created which can look under dense forest cover.And maoist are usually in such a large number 200+ that it would not be possible to entirely evade thermal imagers if it had been 10 to 20 people then might be possible to evade.That's why i said "thermal or infra red cameras" which can penetrate forest covers from sky.
     
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    MPV is provided to crpf but ied used by maoist is "baap" of all ied in the world for the amount of explosive used so MPV does not stand a chance in front of amount of explosive used.Plus ied is used for shock value which is soon followed by heavy gunfire from all side.Kind of "shock and awe" (technically known as rapid dominance) military strategy.
     
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    Then we Should Buy Mine Plough MRAP or attach a Mine Plough in our own MPV
     
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    No way such ied are planted beneath concrete roads with the help of local contractor first of all mrap can not plough in concrete road and second you can't go in ploughing main roads unless you have a clear information of presence of ied on the spot the easy solution/death to maiost is
    something like this.
     
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    may them all rest in peace
     
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    even get blowed up

    [​IMG]

    they are positioned 5-7 feet below road and weighs maximum 100 kg weight and can even blow up a tank... even visited some blow sites after blasting..

    some more MPVs blown pics

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    a few years back Maoists blew up a MPV carrying C.R.P.F. Jawaans in Chattisgarh,killing 24 of them instantly.the problem is that these SOBs use so much explosives in making the IEDs that even the MPVs are nothing but sitting ducks in front of them!!the only way to counter these F**kers is the use air power.a few Rudras can wreak havoc effectively demoralising their foot soldiers and killing them by the hundreds.it's a shame that the GoI still considers these mofos as Indian citizens and hence won't use air-power to bomb the s**t out of them!!:mad:
     
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    Yep, air power is the way to go. In the Baren township riots of 1990, China used artillery, attack helicopters, and even JH-7 fighter/bombers with fuel-air explosives to flatten entire rebellious villages, killing nearly 3000 insurgents in less than 48 hours and wiping out organized Uighur resistance for two decades.
     
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    Agreed

    But the Cheap govt won't use the Air Power ..If they used they might loose thousands of Maoists Votes

    I think the Mi 35 along with some Rudra's can easily wipe out These Mofo's ..They Killing our Service Personals But the Govt didn't retaliate ..Sad Incident
     
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    Firm Leadership is all matters , Armed force will use any weapon provided their hands are not tied on back & asked them to fight a boxing fight:thumb:
     
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    the cheap way to cut funding to maoism is to kick out missionaries from the forest...

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    pic just to get clear image....
     
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    Stay away from these punk "HINDUJAGURATI" bro they are no good.

    Coming to maoist there are many reasons behind them:

    1 Maoist generally operate in hinterland and jungles of india so an average indian is not much concerned about them as majority of them are not affected by them as a result it does not ever become a major election issue.If same incident had been done by any pak based terrorist group whole poltical and common masses would have been enraged and reaction would have been huge coz when it comes to pak or even china it directly touches are national sentiment and hence have a huge impact on election voting as a result high priority for politicians which is not a case for maoist.

    2 These maoist are harbored by big businessman and politician who use them to carry out there dirty works and as a tool to intimidate their opponents these are mafia operating in india who use maoist as there henchmen .

    3 Maoist influence a large vote bank in some areas hence political parties are in hand in gloves with them behind the secene just to gain seats so that they can come in power.

    4 Hard but true fact many villagers have sympathy for them as they despise govt forces coz more than maoist it is the forces who do many bad things to them.

    5 The areas where maoist operate are some of the very rich areas in natural resources in india hence some businessman and politicians fund maoist so that others would not come there due to maoist and they can easily steal away the natural resources without any competition.

    India is a very complex country and in a democracy to attain power and to remain in power people have to do many things maoism is also a part of it.If someone really decide to really get rid of them someday i promise you it would not be too difficult to do so.
     
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    JH-7 entered in service in 1994, in 1990 PLA had not any JH-7, many details are guessed
     
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    i just posted pic to give an example, thats all. i now noting about hindu jagurati...
     
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    Use of Air Force has the risk of collateral damage. Also Maoists tend to mix with villagers.Plus, in dense jungles, it will be difficult to spot them. Why not use the army,atleast in Chattisgarh where CRPF is taking huge casualties.
     

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