According to the authorities, the PCI (Maoist) is currently working on the creation of a new armed group on the border between the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. The first reason is the difficulties the guerrillas are currently encountering in their bastion of the Bastar. An Interior Ministry official said the new unit, the “Vistara platoon” was currently trying to gain ground at the junction of the three states where the security forces are presently less present than in the Bastar. “There are many reports of guerrillas attempting to settle there, and in the past there has been little Maoist activity in the area, and this may be a strategy security diminish their vigilance in the Bastar and focus on this area instead. ”
According to another official of the State, these expansion projects would be part of the party’s recruitment campaign.