India's government says Maoist rebels represent the country's greatest internal security threat.
To fight the so-called Naxalites, the government relies on the support of local village groups, who fight at a huge personal risk, but with no official recognition.
Now, many of these local groups are calling on the government to do more to look after those willing to fight and die on its behalf.
Al Jazeera's Kamal Kumar has the latest report in our exclusive series on the Naxal movement.
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