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  • An Analysis of the Internal Security Budget 2017-18

    For the financial year 2017-18, the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) has been allocated Rs. 83,823 crore, a hike of around 11.5 per cent over that of the previous year. Though the Union government has been providing substantial budget support to the MHA to aid its reform and modernisation programs, the ministry’s efforts to bring about desired reforms have shown mixed results so far.

    February 21, 2017

    It is Terrorism by Daish, Not Jihad by Islamic State

    Terrorists pursuing an atavistic agenda through the brutal killing of common people are not performing jihad. They only seek to legitimize their vile acts in the name of Islam.

    December 05, 2016

    Colombian Air Force: Innovation in Counter-Insurgency

    While the fate of the peace process between the Colombian Government and FARC remains uncertain, innovative use of technology and tactics on the part of the Colombian Air Force has played no small part in convincing the rebel group that its military struggle was doomed to fail.

    October 25, 2016

    The Draft Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act 2016: A Review

    While the need for re-evaluating internal security holistically is undeniable, it may be appropriate to deal with this matter in the national context.

    September 07, 2016

    Online Radicalisation: The Example of Burhan Wani

    Online Radicalisation: The Example of Burhan Wani

    Effective use of social media fuelled Wani’s rise to prominence. His skills in this domain radicalised youth in greater numbers than had previously been achieved using more conventional methods.

    July 16, 2016

    The Terrorist Attack on Ataturk Airport – Portents and Pointers

    Terrorist Attack on Ataturk Airport

    The June 28 attack on Ataturk airport, as also the Zaventem attack in Brussels, have highlighted the security lacunae in all airports, which do not monitor the arrival terminals.

    July 08, 2016

    China’s First Anti-Terrorism Law: An Analysis

    China’s First Anti-Terrorism Law: An Analysis

    The problem lies not just with the anti-terrorism law’s tough provisions but also the manner of its operation and its implications in terms of tightening political control.

    March 29, 2016

    Educated Unemployment and Insurgency in Manipur: Issues and Recommendations

    Educated Unemployment and Insurgency in Manipur: Issues and Recommendations

    The problem of educated unemployment is mainly two fold, firstly, scarcity of government jobs, and secondly, the, virtual lack of any other employer in Manipur other than the government.

    February 23, 2016

    Fighting the Islamic State: Role of the P-5 Nations and India

    Fighting the Islamic State: Role of the P-5 Nations and India

    Direct Indian military intervention against ISIS would depend on how the situation unfolds over the next year. As an emerging power sharing a littoral with the region, India has an important role to play in acting as a catalyst for West Asian stability.

    November 23, 2015

    Paris Exposes the Limitations of the West’s Approach to Counter Terrorism

    Paris Exposes the Limitations of the West’s Approach to Counter Terrorism

    Against the backdrop of the Paris attacks, there is a need to introspect about the effectiveness of the approaches adopted by major states to counter terrorism.

    November 18, 2015

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