India has new battle zone, deadlier than Kashmir
Sujeet Kumar (IANS)
Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), March 19, 2006
A vast thickly forested area in the heart of India has become the country's bloodiest
war zone, with hundreds of security personnel pitted against Maoist guerrillas
and impoverished tribespersons caught in between.
Chhattisgarh politicians and officials say that some 45,000 tribal people, assisted
by paramilitary troops and police, have taken on the Maoists in the 10,238 sq
km territory in Dantewada district in this central Indian state.