New Delhi: The Naxals have close links with Maoist organisations in the Philippines and Turkey and get support from several organisations in Europe, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
"The CPI(Maoist) has close links with foreign Maoist organisations in Philippines, Turkey etc. The outfit is also a member of the Coordination Committee of Maoist Parties and Organisations of South Asia," Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said replying to a written question.
The Maoist parties of South Asian countries are members of this conglomerate. Besides, Left Wing Extremist groups have participated in conferences/seminars conducted in Belgium and Germany.
"The so-called 'People's War' being waged by the CPI(Maoist) against the Indian state has also drawn support from several Maoist fringe organisations located in Germany, France, Turkey, Italy etc.," he said.
Recovery of arms and ammunition of foreign origin from LWE in different encounters is an indication of the fact that they are procuring weapons from different sources.
"Inputs indicate that some senior cadres of the Communist Party of Philippines imparted training to the cadres of CPI (Maoist) in 2005 and 2011," he said.