On Sunday, France extended its condolences to the death of 22 security personnel in a gunfight against Naxals in a forest in Chhattisgarh.
Extending condolences, Emmanuel Lenain, the French Ambassador to India tweeted, “Heartfelt condolences for the losses suffered by the security personnel in #Chhattisgarh. Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims and to the injured, for whom we wish a speedy recovery. France stands with India in the fight against terrorism in all its forms.”
Notably, on 3rd April, a group of nearly 400 Maoists, armed with light machine guns (LMGs), attacked security forces. This killed at least 22 security personnel while 30 others were injured in a forest near the border between the Bijapur and Sukma districts of Chhattisgarh.