P. V. Ramana

Dr. P. V. Ramana is Research Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi. Click here for detail profile.

Maoist Finances: Sources, Methods of Collection and Utilization

February 17, 2014

Citing IDSA Report, the Minister of State for Home Affairs, RSN Singh said in the Rajya Sabha recently that “…the CPI(Maoist) party has been collecting not less than Rs 140 crores annually from a variety of sources. Further, the possibility of certain front organizations of the CPI (Maoist) … clandestinely getting foreign funds cannot be ruled out.”

India’s Maoists: Financing the war machinery

December 27, 2013

In a document entitled ‘Our Financial Policy’, the Maoists mention that they have three types of economic needs, viz. the needs of war, political propaganda and the people. To cater to these needs there are three broad categories of resources, viz. (a) membership fee, levy and contributions from the people; (b) confiscation of the wealth and income of the enemy; and (c) ‘revolutionary taxes’ collected in guerrilla zones and base areas.

Taming India’s Maoists: Surrender and Rehabilitation

November 2013

This article seeks to make a preliminary assessment of the surrender and rehabilitation policy being adopted towards Naxalites.

Maoists’ Urban Movement

September 13, 2013

The Urban Movement has a defined role in the political strategy and military strategy of the CPI (Maoist). The Maoists envisage that they would mobilise and organise the industrial workers.

Women in Maoist Ranks

August 20, 2013

Women join as fighters and participate in raids and attacks on police. The military training they receive is as rigorous and strenuous as their male counterparts.

Rockets in Maoist Arsenal

May 10, 2013

Rockets in the Maoist arsenal may seem, presently, to have nuisance value. However, the possibility of the Maoists acquiring greater capability to fire the rockets with accuracy cannot be ruled out. Many strategic and static locations would come under threat with disastrous consequences.

India’s Maoists: The Party shall be over!

September 7, 2012

Although there has been little change in the influence of Naxalites across the country over the past couple of years, patience and concerted effort shall no doubt make the Maoists irrelevant.

Taming India’s Maoists: Surrender and Rehabilitation

August 3, 2012
Round Table

Chairperson: Shri Ved Marwah


  • Lt Gen Vijay Ahluwalia (Retd), Former GOC-in-C, Central Command, Lucknow

Disrupting Life and Economy: The Maoist way

May 31, 2012

Repeated acts of targeting infrastructure speak of Maoist intentions: paralyse normal life, sabotage economic activity, dictate terms and allow life and economic activity only on their “terms and conditions.”

Maoists’ global web of linkages

May 19, 2012

All Indian Missions abroad need to closely monitor international communist groups to counter the propaganda campaign that they unleash from time to time and refute their false claims.

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