NAGs People's War Group (PWG)

People's War Group (PWG)

Year Formed: 1990
Year Terminated: 2004

Target States:

Ideational Characteristics:

Toppling an Existing Leadership
Change of Regime Type

External Supporters:



Sri Lanka

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 34

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1035


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 Prakash Singh,‘The Maoist Insurgency in India and Nepal’,Dialogue,4(2),OctoberDecember 2002, pp. 51, 53

Baburam Bhattarai, Politico-Economic Rationale of People’s War in Nepal, Utprerak Publications,Kathmandu,1998.Alsosee,‘Politico-EconomicRationaleofPeople’s War in Nepal’, Human Rights Server, at (Accessed October 26, 2006). 

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Abi Narayan Chamlagi,‘Maoist Insurgency:An Ideological Diagnosis’,in Lok Raj Baral (ed.), Nepal: Facets of Insurgency, Adroit, New Delhi, 2006, p. 20. 

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