Om Shankar Jha

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  • Om Shankar Jha was Research Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    Impact of Modernisation of Police Forces Scheme on Combat Capability of the Police Forces in Naxal-Affected States: A Critical Evaluation

    Impact of Modernisation of Police Forces Scheme on Combat Capability of the Police Forces in Naxal-Affected States: A Critical Evaluation

    This occasional paper attempts to assess and analyse the impact of the MPF scheme on building police combat capability in affected States.

    Combating Left Wing Extremism: Is Police Training Lacking?

    The menace of Left Wing Extremism (LWE), commonly termed as Naxalism and Maoist insurgency, has been categorised as the single biggest challenge to India’s internal security by the Prime Minister. He urged the Centre as well as States, to urgently employ all available resources to cripple the virus of Naxalism.

    Community Participation in Border Management

    India's territorial borders, both land and sea, suffer from diverse physical, ethnic and cultural contradictions. While the state has a major role in securing war frontier, the populations along territorial peripheries, too, can play an important role in securing our interests. The people living in these areas are the most important ingredient towards a secure and safe border area. This would entail reconceptualising the concept of border guarding to effective border management, where local people became the centre of gravity of all actions.

    Needless Apprehensions about the CISF (Amendment) Act 2008

    The Indian Parliament has recently passed the Central Industrial Security Force (Amendment) Bill 2008, paving the way for the government to provide Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) security to private industrial establishments on cost re-imbursement basis, besides providing CISF security cover for Indian embassies abroad as well as for India’s UN missions.

    March 19, 2009

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