Balimela reservoir boat attack

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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.
Date 29 June 2008
Location Balimela reservoir in Orissa (India)
Result Naxalite victory
Belligerents
South Asian Communist Banner.svg Communist Party of India (Maoist)  India (Greyhound commandos)
Strength
Unknown 64
Casualties and losses
None 38 killed

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.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MHA spokesperson on Wednesday's Naxal incident in Orissa, The Cheers news agency, 17 July 2008
  2. ^ Naxal movement entering mobile warfare phase, Merinews, 3 July 2008
  3. ^ "Maoist Insurgents Hit Back Greyhound Commandos Killing 35". GroundReport. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2009-07-13.