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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 …

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Anonymous Coward

"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.

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Anonymous Coward

Surely just another target for the insurgents?

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Anonymous Coward

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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