Ummid Assistant

IDB scholarship forms available at Bhopal's Companion School

IGNOU's preparatory course for students desiring higher education

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » National

Maoists numbers, military potential increasing: Shinde

Thursday September 06, 2012 03:15:42 PM, IANS

New Delhi: Stating that Maoist cadres in the country were gaining in strength, union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde warned Thursday that they were displaying the military potential to form new battalions.

"Naxalism continues to pose a significant challenge. There are indicators about increase in the number of trained and armed cadres, reorganisation of military potential for formation of new battalions," Shinde said.

They were displaying potential for "the creation of well-developed indigenous capacity for accretions to their arsenal", he added.

Shinde was delivering the inaugural address at a three-day annual meet here of police directors general and inspectors general from states and central police forces.

Noting that the confidence levels of the Maoists are exhibited in their ability to move in larger formations, hold jan adalats, obstruct thoroughfares and recover levies, the home minister said jan militia cadres are increasingly integrated into the armed forays of Naxal groups.

"On its part, the union government is committed to providing every support required by the state police forces, and that is being done in a liberal way. The approach of the central government is to deal with the Left wing extremism in a holistic manner, in the areas of security, development, good governance and public perception management," he said.

"The central government is committed to deal firmly with Left wing extremism groups indulging in crime and violence. The overall objective being to uphold the law of the land, provide security of life and property and provide a secure environment for development and economic growth," he added.

Seven states in the country are experiencing different levels of intensity of this problem. However, nearly 80 percent of Maoist violence is taking place in less than 30 districts and many of these are close to the inter-state boundaries.

Shinde also felt that the governments of Maoist stronghold states needed to improve the police-population ratio, strengthen the intelligence set up, raise special forces to deal with the guerrillas. They also needed to enhance the state police budget by making adequate provisions for equipment, weaponry, mobility, communication, training, police station buildings including housing and forensic science.

"You need to design operational strategies for optimal use of all resources. Central armed police forces, particularly the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), have developed tactics to deal with the threat posed by Naxals, particularly those that intend to operate close to inter-state boundaries. I would appeal to you to make use of this potential," he said.

The home minister said the states should also give priority to effective implementation of development schemes leading to all-round development of Maoist areas for a permanent solution to this problem.





Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS




More Headlines

ISS astronauts take second spacewalk

How to detox - Delhi centres show the way

Court declines plea on blocking of web pages

Students' ideas ready for incubation in Kerala

Label your fear to get over it

SC to examine plea to bar criminals from voting

Hike likely in diesel, LPG, kerosene prices

Etisalat says won't participate in 2G auction

Tipu Sultan painting to be auctioned in Britain

What's in the name Hitler?

Music to bridge India-Pakistan divide

Improve quality of education: President on Teachers Day


Top Stories

SP, BSP MPs scuffle over promotion quota bill

The Rajya Sabha was marred for the 11th day Wednesday over the 'coalgate' saga, but it was an ugly clash between a BSP and a Samajwadi Party MP that generated the most heat.  »

Scuffles, brawls in parliament, state assemblies

Cabinet nod for job promotion quotas; BJP, SP, BSP spar


  Most Read

The message of Azad Maidan

What happened on 11th August at Azad Maidan in Mumbai must be condemned by all in the strongest words. Such incidents can’t be tolerated in any circumstances. The way Muslim youths vented their anger  »

30 dead as flames engulf firecracker factory

At least 30 people were killed and more than 50 injured Wednesday as flames engulfed a fireworks factory after an explosion in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu, police said. A police officer in Virudhunagar district told IANS on telephone that the accident happened around 12.30 p.m. in one of the biggest  »


  News Pick

Parliament disrupted for 10th day, promotions quota bill likely Wednesday

The raging BJP protest over the coal blocks allocation disrupted parliament for the 10th straight  »

Cabinet nod for job promotion quotas; BJP, SP, BSP spar

Jayalalithaa's Sri Lanka muddle will have consequences

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa appears dead set on taking on the ordinary Sinhalese for her inability to influence the Indian government to pursue a Sri Lanka policy of her choice. It is plain ridiculous to suspend  »

India, China to resume joint military exercises

India and China Tuesday agreed to resume joint military exercises at the earliest and boost security ties in the border areas, a source of occasional friction between the two Asian powers. Gen Liang Guanglie, the first Chinese defence minister to visit India in eight years, also sought to assuage  »

Improve quality of education: President on Teachers Day

Honouring meritorious teachers from different parts of the country, President Pranab  »

Prime Minister expresses concern over poor level of student learning


Picture of the Day

President Pranab Mukherjee presenting the National Award for Teacher-2011 to Mrs. Javeeda Akhtar Khan, Jammu & Kashmir, on the occasion of the ‘Teachers Day’, in New Delhi on September 05, 2012. Union Minister for Human Resource Development and Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal and Minister of State for External Affairs and Human Resource Development E. Ahamed are also seen.



RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant



Science & Technology



About us




Government Schemes










Contact us




    Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.