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Internal Security: Publications

Is a Border Fence an Absolute Essential along the India-Myanmar Border?

February 06, 2017

Regulated borders with greater emphasis on developing people-to-people contact and cross-border trade initiatives are likely to yield greater security benefits as against a closed border.

New Year Attack in Istanbul: Predictable and Preventable!

January 30, 2017

While the New Year attack in Istanbul underscores Turkey’s endemic vulnerabilities, India too needs to be on guard. Messaging by the ISIS is often followed by action.

Role of Earth Observation Satellites in Counter-Infiltration

December 30, 2016

It is highly recommended that a range of nano and pico satellites be manufactured and their employment integrated with the border management system.

The Creation of New Districts in Manipur: Administrative Necessity versus Naga Territorial Aspirations

December 23, 2016

While the Manipur government’s decision to create seven new districts has come in the wake of popular demands for improved administrative efficiency, there has been fierce opposition from Naga bodies which view it as an attempt to divide the Naga people

Use of Chemical and Biological Weapons by Daesh / ISIS

July-December 2016

Chemical and Biological weapons remain a subversive threat to civilizational stability. Biological weapons in particular are a tremendous cause for concern given the difficulty in predicting/preparing for an attack and the complexities of post-attack rehabilitation. Furthermore, the problems of attrition and lack of culpability make it an even more tempting form of warfare for Non State Actors and Extremists. It is important therefore, to examine the current climate of extremism and the potential threat posed by the usage of Chemical and Biological weapons. Having gained access to Iraqi chemical weapon stockpiles, the Islamic State has already engaged in Chemical warfare. This paper attempts to conjecture the possibility of their move towards Biological warfare and the aids/deterrents that could facilitate or block such a transition.

Culture, Context and Capability: American and Indian Counterinsurgency Approaches

2016

This monograph is an attempt to examine American and Indian counterinsurgency experiences through the lens of historical context, organizational culture, and military capability.

Political Fallout of the Creation of New Districts in Manipur

December 16, 2016

While the creation of seven new smaller districts has led to agitations by the United Naga Council, efficiencies in administrative tasks should be obtainable with district headquarters closer to the respective inhabitants.

Countering Fidayeen Attacks

December 15, 2016

The antidote to fidayeen attacks is a well-trained and informed soldier, who is clinical in his task of neutralising the threat as and when it arises.

Unheeded hinterland: identity and sovereignty in northeast India, by Dillip Gogoi

January 2017

Partly the result of a political and physical isolation compounded by decades of conflict in the region, Northeast India is often viewed through the prism of security studies, institutional performance or developmental governance. While important contributions in themselves, a state-centric focus often overlooks the complexity of the causes and dynamics. It ignores the consequences of regional societal forces’ articulation of identity, nationalism, separatism and sovereignty that can shape political boundaries in the region, thus overlooking the salience of subaltern narratives.

Illegal Migration From Bangladesh: Deportation, Border Fences and Work Permits

2016

This monograph examines the Indian government’s perspective on the issue of infiltration/illegal from Bangladesh. It analyses the socio-economic and political impact of the presence of a large number of illegal Bangladeshi migrants on the receiving societies within India.

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