Silda camp attack

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Silda attack
Part of Naxalite-Maoist insurgency
Paschim Medinipur district.svg
Paschim Medinipur district, where the attack occurred
Date February 15, 2010
Location Silda, West Bengal (India)
Result Naxalite victory
South Asian Communist Banner.svg Communist Party of India (Maoist)  India (Eastern Frontier Rifles)
Commanders and leaders
Jagari Baskey[1]
~70 51
Casualties and losses
3[2] or 4[3] killed 24 killed
Several missing, feared captured[2]
1 civilian killed[2]

The Silda camp attack occurred on February 15, 2010, when dozens of Naxalite Maoist insurgents ambushed Indian security forces in Silda (some 60 km from Midnapore) in West Bengal, India. The resulting death of 24 paramilitary personnel of the Eastern Frontier Rifles, and several believed to be abducted, made the attack a hard blow to the government's fight against the rebels.[2][4][5]


  1. ^ Das, Sonali; Mahato, Sukumar (February 17, 2010). "Silda ambush: Cobra-eyed woman led attack". Times of India. New Delhi. TNN. Retrieved February 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Maoist attack: Home Minister accepts failure in some aspects". Hindustan Times. New Delhi. Press Trust Of India. February 16, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ Yardley, Jim (February 16, 2010). "India Condemns Attack by Maoists That Killed 24 Paramilitary soldiers". The New York Times. New York City. Retrieved February 17, 2010. 
  4. ^ Mahato, Sukumar; Mandal, Caesar (February 16, 2010). "Maoists kill 21 jawans in West Bengal". Times of India. New Delhi. TNN. Retrieved February 17, 2010. 
  5. ^ Banerjee, Monideepa (February 16, 2010). "Naxals massacre cops, furious Centre wants answers". NDTV. New Delhi. Retrieved February 17, 2010.