2017 has been a bad year for the reactionary forces in Chhattisgarh. In their war against the people, they weren't able to increase the number of Maoist (or alleged Maoists) they were able to kill, while the amount of personal lost on the other hand went up. Not only were the revolutionary forces able to inflict greater losses in Chhattisgarh, they were also able to make great leaps in other parts of the country.

After having killed important comrades in India's Southern State of Kerala in Fake Encounters past year, the reactionary forces hoped for a breakthrough in their war against the people, the CPI (Maoist) and the PLGA in this area. Unwavering however, the Maoist forces were able to reinforce their position in Kerala as even the bourgeois Indian press had to grudgingly admit this week. Complaining about how fast the revolutionary forces were able to gain back initiative, they explicitly outline how fast the PLGA is able to find new contacts and members, how freely they can move among the villagers and how fast they were able to set up a significant amount of new Revolutionary People's Committees. Just today, reactionary forces found five recently stored military-grade anti-personal mines in the state and are mounting a search operation afraid of incoming ambushes.

torched vehicles along border

Meanwhile, PLGA units in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand were able to celebrate some successful actions this week. Alongside the border between the two states, 50 armed PLGA fighters this night launched an assault on a mining facility, completely destroying mining machinery used to mine bauxite in the area. In Jharkhand, a commando soldier of the Cobra Special Forces died this week, following his injuries inflicted in an ambush. Also in Chhattisgarh, a small PLGA unit killed a snitch working for the police department today.