Friday, April 13, 2007

Maoists Gain Access To Ordnance Factory Weapons, Top Level Intelligence

Dated 13/4/2007

In a shocking article by Rajeev Sinha for 'Daily News & Analysis' it has been revealed that an weapons haul from a Maoist rebel base in inner India included arms from Ordnance Factory - Wardha, Maharashtra.

This is in addition to further damning revelations that Maoists were in possession of two-minute transcripts of top level counter-Maoism meetings chaired by none other than the Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh.

This gives rise to suspicions of the loyalty of top level politicians, bureaucrats and officials - because it is certain without doubt that Intelligence Agencies believe that Maoist rebels have access to the top level policy related intelligence being formulated by the Indian Government.

Please Note
The current Congress lead United Progressive Alliance is allied by mainstream Communist parties who have openly tried to influence major defence, security, economic and foreign affairs decisions. It is a well recorded fact that the CPI-M party till today has refused to condemn Chinese aggression of India in 1962.

Related Story
11th April 2007: Union Government Soft On Maoism: The Telegraph Revelations

Quoting 'DNA' Report: Excerpts
DNA had reported on March 31 that government forces had recovered classified documents from a guerrilla unit after an encounter in Chhattisgarh. The documents contained minutes of two meetings held last year in which anti-Maoist operations were discussed. One of the meetings was chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The recent seizure of explosives affords more insights into rebel operations. First, the Maoists' supply of arms and explosives is not limited to those looted from police and security forces or procured from mines, or from crusher operators. Security agencies are worried that Maoists seem to have fixed conduits in sensitive government organisations and the defence establishment.

Second, the haul reveals a link with Maharashtra, and a network so efficient that it facilitated untraced procurement and delivery to Jharkhand. The haul included gelatin sticks, fuse wire, and electronic detonators — in sufficient volumes to produce hundreds of landmines.

The Maoist Menace
The past few years has seen the insurgents spreading Naxal influence from 76 districts in nine states to 118 Districts in 12 States. The Communist Party of India (Maoists) was formed on September 21, 2004 through the merger of two prominent naxalite outfits - the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War (PWG) and the Maoist Communists Center of India (MCCI).

The Research and Analysis Wing alleges that many Naxalites have tried to coordinate with international terrorist groups and organizations against India, such as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, with whom they have engaged in weapons transactions. The president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Rajnath Singh, alleges links between the Naxalites and the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence. The Naxalite party has been banned in Andhra Pradesh, a ban that they have protested. They have also been attacked by anti-Naxalite paramilitary groups.

The Naxalites intensified their insurgency in 2007 and are now active in half of India's states, mostly in rural areas, in an attempt to encourage a peasant revolt in response to a government plan to expropriate large tracts of peasant land in eastern India in order to create special economic zones to attract industry.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said the Naxalites pose the biggest internal security threat to India since Independence, will these revelations help translate rhetoric from the Prime Minister into potent Anti Maoist counter operations on the ground?

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