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    India is 'losing Maoist battle'

    BBC NEWS | South Asia | India is 'losing Maoist battle'

    India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says his country is losing the battle against Maoist rebels.

    Mr Singh told a meeting of police chiefs from different states that rebel violence was increasing and the Maoists' appeal was growing.

    The rebels say they are fighting for the rights of the poor.

    They operate in a large swathe of territory across central India, and in some areas have almost replaced the local government.

    More than 6,000 people have been killed during their 20-year fight for a communist state.
    Is this an India problem or should the West fear and aid in quelching this Maoist insurgency? Thoughts?

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    Re: India is 'losing Maoist battle'

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    BBC NEWS | South Asia | India is 'losing Maoist battle'



    Is this an India problem or should the West fear and aid in quelching this Maoist insurgency? Thoughts?
    *sigh* I don't know. How likely is it that the maoists will win?

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    Re: India is 'losing Maoist battle'

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    *sigh* I don't know. How likely is it that the maoists will win?
    In reality, not really great, but they are on the rise and seem to be impossible to supress. The article states:

    The prime minister said that despite the government's best efforts, violence in Maoist-affected areas was going up.

    The prime minister admitted that the Maoists had growing appeal among a large section of Indian society, including tribal communities, the rural poor as well as sections of the intelligentsia and the youth.
    It appears they pose a great threat, especially as India follows the Chinese model of modernization, where there are booming cities of wealth, surrounded by vast poor areas. In India, as in China, the majority are very poor.

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    Re: India is 'losing Maoist battle'

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    In reality, not really great, but they are on the rise and seem to be impossible to supress. The article states:



    It appears they pose a great threat, especially as India follows the Chinese model of modernization, where there are booming cities of wealth, surrounded by vast poor areas. In India, as in China, the majority are very poor.
    violence? Started by the maoists or the indian police/military? If the maoists are doing that, the indian government should go in full force, it should be easy.

    Oh yea, just a side note, isn't ACORN going international and one of the HQ's in India, the past summer? Hmmmmmm.....
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    Re: India is 'losing Maoist battle'

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    violence? Started by the maoists or the indian police/military? If the maoists are doing that, the indian government should go in full force, it should be easy.

    Oh yea, just a side note, isn't ACORN going international and one of the HQ's in India, the past summer? Hmmmmmm.....
    The Maoists started the violence. They want to overthrow the governement and apparently are entrenched much like the Taliban.

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    Re: India is 'losing Maoist battle'

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    The Maoists started the violence. They want to overthrow the governement and apparently are entrenched much like the Taliban.
    then they should be put down. Considering that a rise in maoists in india hurts our international interests, the US should at least endorse there cause, maybe sell them weapons as well(to the indian government, not the maoists).

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