Durga’s warriors: India to fight guerrillas with new female forces

NEW DELHI, ($1= 74.28 Indian Rupees) – A women’s unit to fight Maoist guerrillas has been formed in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Indian news agency ANI.

The unit, named “Warriors of Durga” [in Hinduism Durga is one of the names of the goddess Kali, the wife of the god Shiva. Depicted as a ten-armed woman – ed] will enter the structure of the District Reserve Security [DRG] at the Ministry of the interior of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

He will work in the Sukma district. The unit currently consists of 32 women. They will undergo special training within a month.

Police said the creation of the DRG’s women’s unit promoted the idea of ​​promoting “gender equality”.

Remember that Chattisgarh is one of the epicenters of the Maoist movement in India. In the summer alone, there were at least eight clashes that killed at least nine rebels and two police officers.

In April, governments were ambushed by Maoists in the Sukma district, killing 22 and wounding 31 fighters from various Indian security forces. Seven of them belonged to the elite Cobra Special Forces.

Maoist guerrillas or Naxalite-Maoist revolt

The Maoist guerrillas are a group of radical communists who form a far-left movement and support Maoist policies in the Indian community. Some historians believe that they were the source of the Communist Party in India. Their revolt against the Indian government and its Western policies began in 1967. Since then, the original Maoist movement has been divided into significantly smaller factions that carry out terrorist acts in India and neighboring countries.

An attempt was made in 2005 to reach a truce between the Indian government and the Maoist guerrillas, but it failed after India refused to release prisoners from the movement.

The Naxalite-Maoist revolt was one of the longest revolts in the world. The Maoists operate mainly in the districts of Chattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Maharashtra. According to available information, the Maoist military units number between 7,000 and 9,000 guerrillas. From 2001 to the present day, an insurgency plan has been developed in India, called the Integrated Action Plan [IAP].

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