India’s Naxalite threat is much reduced

Friday, November 16, 2018

Declining threat of India's Maoists.

Some 62 Naxalites -- Maoist rebels -- recently surrendered to security forces in Chhattisgarh, where around 125,000 police and paramilitary troops were deployed to safeguard this week’s first phase of the state elections, which the Naxalites want boycotted. Home Minister Rajnath Singh last month said Naxalites would be eliminated in India within 1-3 years.

  • Singh will likely remain home minister if Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins a second term.
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