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Episode 1326 April 7, 2021

The Chhattisgarh Maoist attack

On April 2, more than 2000 security personnel began a combined operation in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region. The operation that had been planned for weeks was intended to target Battalion No. 1 Area Commander Hidma, one of the most wanted Maoists who is known to be responsible for several attacks against security forces. On the way back from the operation, the next day, one of the groups of security personnel were ambushed by around 600 Maoists, leaving 22 of them dead and several injured.

In this episode, we spoke to Indian Express journalists Gargi Verma, Dipankar Ghose, and Deeptiman Tiwary about how this happened, who Hidma is, and why Chhattisgarh continues to struggle with the menace of Maoism.


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The Chhattisgarh Maoist attackOn April 2, more than 2000 security personnel began a combined operation in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region. The operation that had been planned for weeks was intended to target Battalion No. 1 Area Commander Hidma, one of the most wanted Maoists who is known to be responsible for several attacks against security forces. On the way back from the operation, the next day, one of the groups of security personnel were ambushed by around 600 Maoists, leaving 22 of them dead and several injured. In this episode, we spoke to Indian Express journalists Gargi Verma, Dipankar Ghose, and Deeptiman Tiwary about how this happened, who Hidma is, and why Chhattisgarh continues to struggle with the menace of Maoism. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://indianexpress.com/audio.
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