Red Affairs by Bibhu Prasad Routray
The CPI-Maoist and the Inevitability of its Violent End
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 31 May, 2022 · 5818
Since the formation of the Communist Party of
India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) in 2004, the two decade-long war on left-wing
extremism (LWE) by various Indian states has been marked by sporadic calls for
peace talks. The latest was Chief Minist ...
Online Maoist Propaganda: How India Should Respond
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 30 Apr, 2022 · 5815
Extremist organisations have long tended to
use the Internet to emphasise their strengths and gloss over their weaknesses. It
is thus not surprising that there is no fixed pattern to the intensity of
extremist propaganda. This is true bo ...
Why is the CPI-Maoist Most Violent in Jharkhand?
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 31 Jan, 2022 · 5805
Current assessments indicate that the Communist
Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) is a poor caricature of its former self and mostly
operating on survival mode. How is the group adjusting to this reality? Is it making
efforts to revive ...
Left-Wing Extremism in India: Lessons from Gadchiroli
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 26 Nov, 2021 · 5794
Counter-insurgency literature puts the limit on
the effective functionality of an insurgent group to about a decade. Globally, the optimum possibility of an
insurgency achieving its desired result has been within the first decade of its
Left-wing Extremism: A Tentative Pathway to a Solution
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 06 Oct, 2021 · 5789
“I request all Hon'ble Chief Ministers
to focus on what we term as good governance. The Hon'ble Home Minister has also
laid emphasis on this aspect of the management and containment strategy. This
would include effective implementation ...
Chhattisgarh Massacre: Responding to Battlefield Setbacks
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 13 Apr, 2021 · 5761
Within a span of less than two weeks, 28
security force (SF) personnel were killed in Chhattisgarh by left-wing
extremists from the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist).
The first attack, on 23 March 2021, involving
COVID-19 and its ‘Low’ Impact on the LWE Movement
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 22 Jun, 2020 · 5697
the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks widespread socio-economic disruption across India,
what could be its impact on the Left-Wing Extremism (LWE-affected) theatres?
Would the pandemic affect the fighting potential of the extremists? Would it ...
Maoist Attack in Chhattisgarh: The Devil is in the Details
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 31 Mar, 2020 · 5671
In the evening of 22 March, 17 security personnel were
killed in an attack carried out by the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)
in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district. 14 more personnel were injured, two of them,
critically. In th ...
Debates within the Counter-LWE Policy
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 28 Oct, 2019 · 5627
On 14 October,
India’s National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, speaking at the inaugural
session of the National Conference of Chiefs of Anti-Terror Squads/Special Task
Force organised by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), seemed ...
It’s Still a Stalemate in the LWE Hotbed
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 18 Sep, 2019 · 5622
insurgencies tend to negotiate. Such decision may be a tactic to buy time,
defer defeat, protect their leaders and cadres, or simply to salvage whatever
little is possible in a war that these armed movements have no hope of winn ...