In a statement issued 17, July, 2024, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) declared 20 June to 20 July as a Month of Solidarity with the Indian people in their fight against the terrorism of the Modi regime instigated by the monopolist capitalist companies and imperialist powers.

The CPP called upon all revolutionary forces and the Filipino people to express in various ways their support for the Indian people’s struggle.

The Modi regime in India recently have deployed thousands of military, police and mercenary forces in Central India in its Operation Kagaar to suppress the Adivasis (indigenous masses), activists and anyone who dares to speak out against state oppression throughout the country.

The operation which is a part of the larger ‘counterinsurgency’ campaign Operation SAMADHAN-Prahar also targets the revolutionary leaders of the Communist Party of India (Maoist). The operation violates international humanitarian laws, the rules of war and special protections for vulnerable sectors in areas of armed conflict.

From January to May this year, at least 130 civilians and revolutionaries were extrajudicially killed under this operation, according to the CPP.

The CPP likened the suppression campaign in India to the intensified suppression currently being experienced by the Filipino people under the US-Marcos fascist regime. It is characterized by the heightened use of widespread bombing and targeting of civilian communities.

Militarization in India and the Philippines has served to pave the way for the entry of large-scale mining operations, destructive dams and foreign corporations.

Modi and Marcos collude with each other. Last April 19, the first batch of BrahMos missile weapon systems arrived in the Philippines from India costing $375 million or P18.9 billion, paid for with public funds. The taxes of the Filipino people are used to satiate the big capitalist arms producers in India and to support the regime that oppresses the Indian people.

The CPP concludes, “Amid a world being shaken by wars ignited, instigated or supported by imperialists, it is imperative that the people of India and the Filipino people unite to advance their struggle for national freedom and democracy. The liberation of their countries from imperialist oppression and domination would serve as an invaluable contribution to the global struggle against imperialism and for freedom and socialism.”