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Maoists: Penetrating Intelligence

Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management Three recent incidents in Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Telangana demonstrate improving levels of intelligence penetration of Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) ranks.

Maoists: Never forgive, never forget

Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management A former Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadre, identified as Madhav Warlu Padda (38), was killed by his former colleagues with sharp weapons near Mauja-Kotmi village in Etapally area of Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra on July 22, 2015. An unnamed official said the former Maoist was eliminated because the Maoists were against his decision to surrender. He had surrendered in November 2014. Before his surrender, Padda had been with the Kasansoor Dalam (armed squad) of the CPI-Maoist for 10 years, since 2005.

Maoists: Chhattisgarh: Limited Gains, Repeated Errors

Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management Three cadres of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), including two women, were killed in an exchange of fire between the Maoists and the Security Forces (SFs) near Jinipa under Tarlaguda Police Station limits in Bijapur District on June 12. Apart from the bodies, Police recovered five weapons from the spot. While the two women cadres are yet to be identified, the third Maoist was identified as 19-year-old Kodamagundla Vivek, a dropout from Osmania University who had played a major role during the students' agitation for Telangana in 2012-14. He belonged to Suryapet in Telangana.

Maoists: False Starts, Critical Losses

Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public gathering in Dantewada in the heart of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) insurgency-affected Bastar Division in Chhattisgarh on May 9, 2015, the Maoists registered their symbolic opposition. A call for a Bastar bandh (general shutdown strike) was issued and, in the Munga Forest of Sukma District (earlier a part of Dantewada), just 80 kilometres from the Prime Minister's meet, the Maoists 'abducted' over 200 villagers to hold a praja court ('people's court', an euphemism for Kangaroo court) at Gaadem and killed a villager, identified as Sadaram Nag of Marenga village.

Maoists: Chhattisgarh: TCO Escalates

Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management .our subjective forces seriously lag behind the objective situation. Thus we see the contradiction, the glaring gap between the potential of the objective situation and the subjective capacities of the Maoist forces. The history of the world revolution teaches us that the principal way to overcome this is by waging revolution and advancing to victory.