Balimela reservoir boat attack
|Balimela reservoir boat attack|
|Part of Naxalite-Maoist insurgency|
Greyhounds jawans of the anti-Maoist force shout slogans against naxalism during a funeral procession of commando.
|Communist Party of India (Maoist)||India (Greyhound commandos)|
|Casualties and losses|
The Balimela reservoir boat attack occurred on 29 June 2008 when CPI (Maoist) forces attacked a boat on the Balimela reservoir in Orissa state (India) carrying 4 anti-Naxalite police and 60 Greyhound commandos. The boat sunk, killing 38 troops, while 26 survived.
- MHA spokesperson on Wednesday's Naxal incident in Orissa, The Cheers news agency, 17 July 2008
- Naxal movement entering mobile warfare phase, Merinews, 3 July 2008
- "Maoist Insurgents Hit Back Greyhound Commandos Killing 35". GroundReport. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2009-07-13.