OCCASIONAL PAPERS

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.

Northeast India: Linguistic Diversity and Language Politics

Northeast India: Linguistic Diversity and Language Politics

The language issue has the potential to explode into ethnic conflicts and as a result it requires critical analysis and farsighted action from the government and the linguistic groups in question.

Coastal Security Arrangement: A Case Study of Gujarat and Maharashtra Coasts

Coastal Security Arrangement: A Case Study of Gujarat and Maharashtra Coasts

Lack of manpower, training, infrastructure and coordination coupled with other systemic flaws and state government’s indifference to coastal security have severely undermined the efficacy of the coastal security apparatus.

The Global Economic Crisis: Some Strategic Implications

Huge budget deficits and the need to spend on fiscal stimuli are bound to impact upon defence budgets and the ability to undertake long-term overseas operations. While India is likely to emerge from the crisis somewhat better off than most countries, the strategic shifts in global power may not all be to India’s advantage.

Looking “East” Through India’s North East: Identifying Policy “Challenges” and Outlining the “Responses”

This paper throws light on challenges like lack of infrastructure, crisis of insurgency, the disjuncture between the elites and the social base in the North East regarding the “Look East” policy, and the states' incapacities during the implementation process of this policy.

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.

US Presidential Elections 2008

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Indo-US Nuclear Deal: The Bill and Apprehensions

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