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  • Vivek Chadha

    Research Fellow
    Email: 
    vivchadha@gmail.com
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Colonel (retd.) Vivek Chadha served in the Indian Army for 22 years before taking premature release. He joined IDSA in November 2011. His research focus covers counter insurgency, counter terrorism and terrorism finance. His publications include: "India's Counterinsurgency Campaign in Mizoram," in SumitGanguly and David Fidler, ed., India and Counterinsurgency – Lessons Learned (Routledge, 2009); Indo-US Relations – Divergence to Convergence (Macmillan, 2008); Low Intensity Conflicts in India(Sage, 2005); and Company Commander in Low Intensity Conflicts(Lancers, 1997).

    Publications at IDSA [+]

    1. Even if It Ain't Broke Yet Do Fix It: Enhancing Effectiveness Through Military Change

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    • Research Fellow IDSA, Col Vivek Chadha’s article on Pakistan’s Ceasefire proposal along the LoC, titled ‘India should agree to Pakistan's ceasefire proposal, but only on one condition’ has been published in ‘Daily O’ on June 1, 2018.

      Peace must return not only along the LoC, but should extend beyond to areas where the terrorists continue with their violent activities.

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      June 01, 2018
      IDSA News
    • IDSA scholars, Col Vivek Chadha (Retd) Dr Adil Rasheed’s co-authored article on Hurriyat's rejection of non-initiation of offensive operations (NIOO), titled ‘Rejection of ceasefire offer in Kashmir shows the Hurriyat’s anti-Islamic face’, was published in 'Daily O' on May 20, 2018.

      The article argues against the Hurriyat's decision to reject Indian government's ceasefire offer on Islamic grounds.

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      May 20, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Col Vivek Chadha’s article on Kasmir’s Ramzan ceasefire, titled ‘Why everyone must support Modi government's Ramzan ceasefire in Kashmir’ was published in ‘Daily O’ on May 17, 2018.

      Describing the decision as a tough call for the government, given the volatile situation in Kashmir, Col Chadha highlights several positives that can be derived from this initiative, in the article.

      May 17, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Col Vivek Chadha’s article on the removal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, (AFSPA) from Meghalaya, titled ‘Strengthen resilience after AFSPA’ was published in Telangana Today on May 6, 2018.

      The article suggests that the removal of the Act points to better security situation and will allow the state to give a civilian face to its operations.

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      May 06, 2018
      IDSA News
    • The current policy is premised on the understanding that unless India hurts the principal architect of Pakistan’s Kashmir policy, that is, the Army, terrorism would continue unabated.

      March 22, 2018
      Policy Brief
    • Pakistan’s desperation to keep itself off the list of defaulting countries maintained by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) underlines the increasing effectiveness of the organisation, which has become the spearhead against global efforts combating the financing of terrorism (CFT).

      February 26, 2018
      Issue Brief
    • This policy brief attempts to suggest six critical policy imperatives that must act as guidelines for the ongoing attempt at defence reforms.

      September 11, 2017
      Policy Brief
    • The clamour for a national security strategy has become part of a constant refrain that accompanies every debate on India’s strategic culture or national security outlook. This repeated call for a security strategy stems from a perceived lack of clarity for functionaries within the government as well as the larger audience. An important constituent amongst the latter are a large number of countries that increasingly look upon India as an important partner in the evolving geopolitical environment.

      Journal of Defence Studies
    • The distancing of every segment of Kashmiri politics, population and even separatists from the Amarnath pilgrim attack is a clear indication of anger and frustration building up against senseless acts of terrorism.

      July 11, 2017
      IDSA Comments
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Col Vivek Chadha’s article on the ongoing raids on the Hurriyat and its linked organisations, titled ‘Hurriyat, hawala raids are a body blow to terror funding network in Kashmir’ was published in ‘Daily O’ on June 6, 2017.

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      June 06, 2017
      IDSA News
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