One of the biggest single communist attacks in Indian history just occurred in the province of Naxalite, India. Communist followers of the former Chinese dictator Mao ZeDong attacked Indian security forces and killed 83 in what is known as India’s “Red Corridor.” 6,000 people have been killed by Commie rebels in the region since 1967.
In what appears to be the deadliest attack in the history of the nearly half-century old insurgency, over 500 members of the Naxalite faction, an Indian Maoist group, ambushed a group of soldiers in the forests of Chhattisgarh killing at least 83 members of security forces and wounding several others.
The forces, members of the CRPF, a regional police and security force in Chhattisgarh, were said to be traveling in bullet-proof vehicles when they hit a pair of land mines, and the hundreds of Maoists burst out. Not a single body from the attackers was found, and it is unclear if any of them even sustained injuries in the fighting.
India and China fought a minor war against each other in 1962. Recently, however, leading Indian government officials have been urging a change in Indian defense policy to prepare for a future war with China. India is adding 20,000 Mountain troops to its military this year to be deployed along the Chinese border.