So far one of the deadliest attacks yet have proven that Operation Green Hunt is far from a success.
According to the Hindustan Times:
"In the deadliest Maoist attacks till date, Red rebels enticed a CRPF team into a trap early on Tuesday and butchered 76 of them in two separate ambushes deep in the jungles of Chattisgarh’s Dantewada district.
In Delhi, Home Minister P Chidarambam confirmed that the men had walked into a trap. "This shows the savage nature of the Maoists — the brutality and savagery they are capable of," he said."
Naturally the experts in the Indian Government will search for answers as to why they have performed poorly so far in their effort to wipe out the Maoist “Red Corridor”:
"These attacks come barely four days after Maoists attacked and killed 10 policemen in a landmine attack in Orissa and beats by a comfortable margin the previous record for the "biggest" attack — Red terrorists had killed 55 security men in the same state in March 2007.
Experts blamed poor traini-ng of security personnel and intelligence failure for the deaths. A senior police officer, however, said: "We’re trying to locate all our personnel now. We’ll look into the causes (behind the deaths of so many men) later.
Following the attacks, experts questioned the anti-Maoist strategy and the effectiveness of the security forces in tackling the menace."
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