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  • Col Vivek Chadha (Retd) is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

    Linkages Between Crime and Terrorism: Need to Look Beyond the Surface

    July 18, 2018

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Col Vivek Chadha’s article on the nexus between crime and terrorism, titled ‘Linkages Between Crime and Terrorism: Need to Look Beyond the Surface’ has been published in the July-August 2018 issue of India Foundation Journal.

    The article analyses linkage between crime and terrorism which often tend to be treated and addressed in water tight compartments by organisations that tend to function in stove-piped channels, despite being a part of the same state apparatus.

    India should agree to Pakistan's ceasefire proposal, but only on one condition

    June 01, 2018

    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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    Rejection of ceasefire offer in Kashmir shows the Hurriyat’s anti-Islamic face

    May 20, 2018

    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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    Why everyone must support Modi government's Ramzan ceasefire in Kashmir

    May 17, 2018

    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.

    Strengthen resilience after AFSPA

    May 06, 2018

    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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    Return the Favour with a Thousand Cuts: India’s Pakistan Policy

    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

    FATF as an Instrument of CFT Compliance in Pakistan

    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

    Defence Reforms: Why is it Critical to Bite the Proverbial Bullet?

    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

    The New Arthashastra: A Security Strategy for India, edited by Gurmeet Kanwal

    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.

    July 2017

    Are we witnessing the last gasp of terrorism in Kashmir?

    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

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