Maoist insurgency severe enough to warrant any kind of action

Noting that the situation in parts of India has become grave due to the Maoist insurgency, a think-tank of Indian Americans on Tuesday said its consequences are severe enough to warrant any kind of action.

Updated: May 25, 2010, 17:19 PM IST

Washington: Noting that the situation in
parts of India has become grave due to the Maoist insurgency,
a think-tank of Indian Americans on Tuesday said its consequences
are severe enough to warrant any kind of action and resources
by the Indian State.
"The consequences of the Maoist insurgency are severe
enough to warrant any kind of action and resources by the
Indian State. India cannot afford a "lost generation" in the
insurgency-affected areas even as it takes rapid steps towards
becoming a major power in the international system. Ending the
Maoist insurgency needs to become a primary national
priority," the think-tank said.

The think-tank in its report "Ending the Maoist
Insurgency in India" proposed a hybrid and yet nationally
coherent strategy to deal with the insurgency at various
levels.
"To deal with the Indian Maoists decisively, we
propose a hybrid and yet nationally coherent strategy,"
recently set up The India Research Group said.

"Experiences of several nations across the globe
suggest that such insurgencies can be brought to an end by the
State through a deft application of political and security
strategies," said the report.

PTI