Modeled after the People's Liberation Army, which is the military force in ... yes, China, which has ditched Mao. The Red Army is the role model for this group, which is not good news at all ... It is awful that the poor are being left behind, and awful that their advocates are these guerillas. And awful that the Indian government can't seem to recognize the underlying poverty and disenfranchisement as the issue, but responds with guns.When Naxalites announced the formation of the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) a decade ago, security agencies dismissed it as an attempt by the rebels to regroup their cadres and propaganda to boost their perceived military strength....Now, the security forces are bracing themselves for intensified attacks in Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal as the Maoists have announced month-long celebrations coinciding with the 10th anniversary of PLGA formation. All these years, the celebrations were only week-long. “This means bigger strikes can be expected in Maoist-affected States,” authorities concede.
IEDs!!! If that does not make it clear that this is a war inside India. And then there is a war in another of India's fronts: Kashmir.Since its inception, the PLGA has waged a relentless war against the security forces, and in the last decade, the rebels killed 2,000 security personnel, injured as many, and snatched nearly 2,500 weapons and one lakh rounds of ammunition, a Maoist document says.A clear hierarchy has helped the Maoist military wing improve its strike capabilities. ...On the organisational level, the PLGA has developed from a force of one or two platoons to having companies and a battalion now. ...Another achievement of the PLGA has been transfer of technology. The technology for making and planting Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) has been successfully imparted to the large 30,000 base force. “The making and use of IEDs has now taken a mass form,” another Maoist document discloses.