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  • The Arrest of Abu Jundal: An Assessment and Recommendations

    The arrest of Abu Jundal yet again proves to the world community that it is not merely groups like LeT that need to be dealt with expeditiously, but also Pakistan’s sponsorship of terrorist groups which it regards as ‘strategic assets’ and the terror infrastructure that has taken roots in its territory.

    July 20, 2012

    Three Years after 26/11

    While much was promised once the city regained its balance after the attacks, on the third anniversary of this horrific incident, still a lot remains unsaid and undone.

    November 29, 2011

    Is the Mumbai Police Geared up to the Task of Combating Terrorism?

    This Issue Brief reviews the progress or lack thereof on the front of modernization of police forces under the Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF) Scheme, with specific reference to the Mumbai Police.

    August 30, 2011

    Why Mumbai? Why Now?

    The desire for visibility incentivises groups like the Indian Mujahideen to engage in ‘costly-signalling’ through terror strikes.

    July 27, 2011

    The 2011 Mumbai Serial Blasts and India’s ‘Resilience’

    With India’s security apparatus once again standing exposed and the security overhaul envisaged after 26/11 being still a work in progress, it is time for some harsh introspection.

    July 19, 2011

    The Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

    Although on the ground the areas of conflict are specific and do not cover the entire landmass as a map would indicate, the incoherence of the state’s response makes it appear that India is at war with itself.

    July 15, 2011

    No Time for Finger-Pointing: Taking a Long View after the Mumbai Blasts

    Much has been written about terrorism and counterterrorism as forms of communication, but such analyses are usually jettisoned in the arena of “breaking news alerts” and real-time reporting.

    July 14, 2011

    India's Unfinished Security Revolution

    India's Unfinished Security Revolution

    This paper argues that internal security reforms are crucial not only for India's own security and that of its immediate neighbourhood, but also for its rise as an Asian and world power.

    Engaging Pakistan: Shift in the Post-Mumbai Posture

    Engaging Pakistan would reduce tension between the two countries, deflect international pressure on India to resume the dialogue, and ensure that Pakistan does not have an excuse to divert its troops from the Western border.

    June 07, 2010

    The Mumbai Attacks – Lessons to be Learnt from the Police Response

    For the Indian Police to avoid the mistakes of the past, a multi-pronged approach must be taken on a nation-wide basis to rectify shortcomings and to improve the ability of police units to respond to a Mumbai type of fidayeen attack.

    April 2009

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