July 1, 2010

How Bastar battlefield turned into death bed

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , — HarryCool @ 6:51 am

59 CRPF men against 200 Maoists is not a bad ratio. Or shall I say “should” not be as bad a ratio that the casualties end up as one-sided. Can you imagine 200 terrorists winning a one-sided battle with 59 US marines. There sure will be a bloodbath on the other side big enough that they won’t be able to take away weapons or their injured/dead with them.

The fact is that CRPF men would have tried to run away the moment they’d have been ambushed. They just wouldn’t have fought. How will they? They are poorly trained and don’t have enough/right arms to fight with. Shouldn’t this be the case for the opposite side? What a pity.

Why do we not have 59 CRPF casualties? Why did the rest not stay on to fight till the end? How did they let the maoists take away their dead/injured? How did the maoists afford to take the left over arms of dead CRPF? It is obvious that maoists didn’t just ambush and then run away. They stayed on and cleaned up their mess as there was no one else to kill. Either the enemy (CRPF) had been killed or it ran away.

Jo dar gaya, samjho mar gaya. That is what happened in Bastar.



Twenty-seven men of the 39 Battalion were ambushed and cut down by Maoists in Narayanpur on Tuesday afternoon. Most had crouched behind the mud walls of the field, taking cover and firing back at the Maoists. But it was an unequal battle since the Maoists were in a remarkably secure position: A 20 feet deep nullah or rivulet, which the police say, they used as a trench to launch the attack on the CRPF party.

“The party with 59 CRPF men and one special police officer had left the camp early morning to clear the road unto Jhari Ghati ahead of movement of buses and troops. They were on their way back when they were ambushed near the nullah 3km short of the camp,”

It was not clear if any Maoist had been killed. “Our men said they saw bodies of at least 10 Maoists being carried away on wooden stretchers,” said an officer, who did not wish to be named.
men fell to bullets in this piece of land about 10 metres long and 20 metres wide.CRPF men, exposed to a shower of lead fought to the end almost without cover, wounded and huddled in a tiny paddy field. Along the mud walls of a small paddy field, big splotches of blood had turned the brown earth and tiny green shoots red. A majority of CRPFAnd the


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