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Indian Govt vs Communist Rebels CPI

Years: 1948-1951
Battle deaths: 4,000 [1]

Nation(s) involved and/or conflict territory [note]
India

Published: 2014-08-12 22:44:42 | Altered: 2016-08-10 12:09:30
Since independence in 1947, India has seen several episodes of violent conflict waged by different communist groups. In 1948-1951, fighting between CPI (Communist Party of India) and government forces reached the intensity of a civil war, and in 1969-1971 CPI-ML (Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist) launched an armed struggle. Since the 1990s, the active groups have been PWG (People's War Group), and MCC (Maoist Communist Centre), merging in 2004 to form CPI-Maoist (Communist Party of India-Maoist). The rebels are often referred to as the Naxalite movement.

The conflict remained active in 2013. The Maoists continued to prepare ambushes and IEDs for patrolling Indian security forces throughout rural regions of eastern and central India. Indian law enforcement and paramilitary forces, in turn, continued to conduct raids into Maoist territory.

Source: Uppsala Conflict Data Program (Date of retrieval: 2014-08-12) UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia, Uppsala University

SOURCES: FATALITY DATA

Data Sources

[1] Battle deaths: PRIO Battle Deaths Dataset v3.0 (link) (1946-88) ID: #29 (Prio coding rules)
Low: 4,000 High: 39,996

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NOTE ON NATION DATA

NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.

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