Today, the Naxalite problem is ‘the single largest threat to India’. Largest number of domestic terrorist organisations in the world are in India. The footprint of the Naxalites has spread till India's capital New Delhi, as also the forest and hilly areas of northern States
The Naxalite movement has moved from rural, armed struggle and penetrated the domains of policy makers, media, judiciary, human rights, youth organisation etc. For the time being, the urban units are not indulging in violence. However, one never knows when their strategy might change and they start popping guns in urban landscape too.
According to a confidential military intelligence reports, India’s 231 districts in 13 States, including three in the NCR, are now being targeted by the Maoists to achieve their ultimate aim—seize power in Delhi by 2050. There is also a move to unleash psychological wars through effective networking of various friendly groups in the urban areas.
The dreaded ‘Red Corridor’, also known as the Dandekaran Belt, comprising of around 170 districts, is reeling under the Maoist terror. It runs through the dense forest and tribal belt, from Nepal through Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisa, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, to some parts of Maharashtra and Karnataka. The dense jungles of Bastar region of Chhattisgarh are the centre of gravity of the Maoists. In fact, the Chintainer area in In southern Bastar has been declared as the capital of their Dandekaran State. Inside the corridor, the Naxalites run a parallel government in many areas.
According to the latest Central intelligence reports, the Maoists are now in the process of identifying ‘new operational areas’ across the country. The Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are being looked as easy targets to spread their violent agitation against the State.
A secret red book, ‘Strategy and Tactics of the Indian Revolution’, which is said to be the Bible of Naxals says: "The central task of the revolution is......