The Indian government is looking to build nearly 3,000 mobile towers in areas across the country without coverage, in a Rs. 30 billion (£358m) bid to tackle left wing extremism. The mobile infrastructure project will cover 2,199 locations in nine states where militant Maoists known as Naxals are prevalent. Naxals are seen by the …
"It's unclear exactly what kind of strategic advantage mobile coverage would give the government security forces, given that switching on a signal would surely also benefit the Maoists."
I think its called Propaganda... Its designed to make the villagers like the government more than the Maoists.
Surely just another target for the insurgents?
Maoists, huh, this isn't the 1960s you know, fellas. What happened, did someone give them a copy of Atlas Shrugged, or maybe a Twilight or Harry Potter, and it made them reach for the nearest AK? :P
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