Chhattisgarh News: Recent Chhattisgarh attack is the biggest attack by Naxals on the security forces in the past 2 years. The attack took place on the Aranpur road, approx. 50 km from the district headquarters when policemen were returning from an anti-Maoist operation, between 1 to 1.30 pm Wednesday, 26 April 2023.
In this terrifying attack, 10 policemen and one driver lost their lives when their minivan was blown up by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device).
The TV footage of the Chhattisgarh Attacks from the spot showed a huge crater about 10 feet deep, dividing the road at the site. The vehicle was brutally damaged in the Naxal attack.
The late policemen belonged to the District Reserve Guard (DRG). DRG is a special force of the Chhattisgarh Police consisting mostly of local tribals who have been specially trained to fight the Naxals.
The DRG has been instrumental in several successful operations against the insurgents in Bastar, the epicentre of Left-Wing Extremism.
The timing of the Chhattisgarh attack is similar to the Naxal’s annual strategy. Naxals conducts Tactical Counter Offensive Campaigns (TCOC) between February to June. The time period is chosen because during this time the military wing’s focus is on inflicting victims on security forces.
This period has been chosen because it becomes difficult to carry out offensive operations in the forests once the monsoon sets in July.
You can check the Chhattisgarh Attack Timeline to the date.
Timeline of Major Naxal Chhattisgarh Attacks
|Month And Year||Brief|
|April 2021||22 security personnel were killed in an encounter with Naxalites in Teram forests bordering Bijapur and Sukma districts.|
|March 2018||9 CRPF jawans were killed in an IED blast plotted by Maoists in Sukma district.|
|February 2018||2 soldiers of Chhattisgarh Police were martyred in an encounter with Naxalites in Sukma’s Bhejaji.|
|April 2017||24 CRPF personnel were martyred in an encounter with Naxalites in Sukma.|
|March 2017||12 CRPF personnel were martyred in the Maoist attack in Sukma.|
|March 2014||In Sukma district, 15 security personnel were killed in a Naxalite attack.|
|February 2014||6 police personnel were killed in the Naxal attack in Dantewada district.|
|May 2013||25 Congress leaders, including former state minister Mahendra Karma, were killed in a Maoist attack in Darbha Valley.|
|May 2010||8 CRPF personnel were martyred after Maoists blew up a bulletproof vehicle in the Bijapur district.|
|April 2010||Maoists ambushed and killed 75 CRPF personnel in the Dantewada district.|
|September 2009||Maoists killed 4 villagers in Bijapur district.|
|July 27, 2009||killed in a landmine blast by Maoists in the Dantewada district|
|July 18, 2009||Naxalites killed a villager in the Bastar district.|
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Chhattisgarh Attack on Twitter
Tweet from Narendra Modi
“Strongly condemn the attack on Chhattisgarh Police in Dantewada. We pay our tributes to the brave soldiers who lost their lives in the attack. His sacrifice will always be remembered. My condolences to the bereaved families.
Tweet from Amit Shah
“Anguished by the cowardly attack on Chhattisgarh Police in Dantewada. Have spoken to the CM of Chhattisgarh and assured all possible help to the state government. My condolences to the sorrowful families of the martyred soldiers.”
The damage has been done, and our country has lost 10 brilliant soldiers in the attack. But for how long will Chhattisgarh suffer from Naxal attacks and tolerate their presence? It should stop somewhere, and Chhattisgarh should be rid of Naxal attacks. Let’s best hope that we won’t hear of any Naxalite attacks in the future.
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