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  • Mathew Sinu Simon

    Research Assistant
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Dr. Mathew Sinu Simon is a Research Assistant in the Internal Security Centre at IDSA. His expertise lies in International Organizations, European Union Studies, Politics of Diaspora and Development, Hinterland Terrorism, Internal Security, Study of Maoist outfits and their operations. He completed his PhD at the University of Hyderabad where he wrote histhesis on India-European Union relations.He has done his MPhil on “Indian expatriates and problems of migration: A Case study of Kerala Emigrant Associations in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates”. He has a Master’s Degree in Political Science from theUniversity of Hyderabad, Telangana. He was associated with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on a project on the front organizations of CPI (Maoist). He has written for several online magazines on different issues of security and counter terrorism. Prior to joining IDSA, he was a legislative assistant to a parliamentarian.

    Publication at IDSA

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    • The role of the state police in combating insurgencies has not been given due acknowledgement in India despite the success stories of Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal where police forces successfully deployed to counter insurgency movements. For instance, in Punjab, with support from the central paramilitary forces, the state police successfully neutralised terrorists who were demanding a separate state of Khalistan. In Andhra Pradesh, the state police played a highly critical role through the efficient Greyhounds model of security force operation.

      Journal of Defence Studies
    • In the wake of reports that more than 2000 terrorists belonging to the JMB and HUJI-B have entered India, it is imperative to assess the potency of the JMB threat to India’s security and the counter terrorism measures that need to be undertaken to curb the same.

      April 03, 2017
      IDSA Comments
    • While Brexit would provide a fillip for an India-UK FTA, Britain staying on in the EU is also likely to be of value given its role as a gateway to Europe.

      June 17, 2016
      IDSA Comments
    • Winning hearts and minds through the Civic Action Programme (CAP) and the Media/Perception Management Plan is an important element in combating LWE propaganda.

      May 30, 2016
      IDSA Comments
    • Terrorism in the 21st century requires collective political will of all nations to combat the scourge of terror. The spectre of terror is to be tackled through specialized organizations beyond nations. Nations have to find common ground and share the responsibility and authority in addressing various dimensions, causes of terror and condemn its forms and manifestations.

      May 12, 2016
      IDSA News
    • India is juxtaposing its strategic position in the world by putting greater emphasis on its ties with the United States in contrast to the importance it accords to the European Union (EU). India-EU relations are getting overshadowed by the presence of China at the economy level. EU on the other hand is showing evident keen interest in transatlantic partnership with US. With India and EU looking at opposite sides and a resurgent China, it is pertinent to ask if the Indo-EU relations are withering or not.

      May 05, 2016
      IDSA News