The Great Debate (India)

How to tackle the Maoists?


A rescue worker stands next to a body of a passenger at the site of the train accident at Jhargram area in West Bengal May 28, 2010. REUTERS/Parth SanyalPolice are searching for Maoist rebels believed responsible for the May 28 crash involving the Gyaneshwari Express in which scores of passengers were killed.

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

What should be the government’s strategy to tackle the Maoists?

SLIDESHOW: India’s Maoist threat

Maoist killings in Dantewada call for multi-pronged response


The well-planned  ambush and deliberate killing of  more than 70 security personnel by Maoist cadres on April 6 in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh has caused enormous anger and anguish all over India.

INDIA-MAOIST/The phrase 6/4 is being added to the blood-splattered internal security lexicon of India that is still coping with 26/11 – the equally pre-meditated and cold-blooded Mumbai attacks of November 2008.