STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

External Linkages and Internal Security: Assessing Bhutan’s Operation All Clear

Praveen Kumar is Joint Controller General of Defence Accounts (Accounts & Budget), Ministry of Defence.
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  • July 2004
    Volume: 
    28
    Issue: 
    3
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    Disruption of terrorist networks - intra-regional, inter-regional and trans-national - should be supplementary to the overall counterterrorism strategy. Larger issues including socio-economic and cultural can only be addressed in the long-term. The immediate goal, however, has to be an effective localised response. Otherwise, efforts like Bhutan’s counter-terrorism operations against ULFA, NDFB and KLO - popularly called ‘Operation All Clear’- may only have a partial impact.

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