P. V. Ramana

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  • Dr. P. V. Ramana is Research Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi. Click here for detail profile.

    Negotiating with Maoists

    May 17, 2018

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr PV Ramana’s chapter on Maoism, titled ‘Negotiating with Maoists’, was published in K Ramakrishna Rao and B Sambasiva Prasad, eds., ‘Phenomenology of Violence’, DK Printworld – GITAM (Deemed to be University), New Delhi-Visakhapatnam, 2018.

    Maoist Finances

    This article shows that the Maoists have been collecting not less than Rs 140 crore annually from a variety of sources: businesses—big and small—industry; contractors engaged in various trades; corrupt government officials; and political leaders. The largest and principal sources of income for the Maoists are the mining industry, PWD works, and collection of tendu leaves. They have been able to put in place a well-organised mechanism to extort money on a regular basis. Besides, they have conceived ingenious ways to store money and ensure its safety.

    April-June 2018

    India’s Maoists: Fading, but still a force

    March 05, 2018

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr PV Ramana’s article on Maoists, titled ‘India’s Maoists: Fading, but still a force’ was published in ‘Telangana Today’ on March 5, 2018.

    Dr Ramana, in the article, highlights the fact that the Maoists’ arsenal and military thinktank is intact, but the security forces are gaining ground.

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    Maoists Deploying Pressure Mines

    While the intended targets of the Maoists are security forces personnel, often civilians and animals become casualties in blasts triggered by pressure mines.

    February 09, 2018

    Weakening Maoist guerrilla army

    December 02, 2017

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr P V Ramana’s article on Maoism, titled ‘Weakening Maoist guerrilla army’ was published in the Viewpoint section of Telangana Today on December 2, 2017.

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    Ways And Means to Choke Maoist Finances

    It is difficult, if not impossible, to completely clamp down on Maoist finances. However, it is possible to restrict the flow of money into their coffers.

    May 11, 2017

    Fully secure MPV is a mirage

    May 10, 2017

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr PV Ramana’s article on Mine Protected Vehicles (MPV), titled ‘Fully secure MPV is a Mirage’ was published in ‘Telangana Today’ on May 11, 2017.

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    Big blow to Maoist Finances

    December 19, 2016

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr PV Ramana’s article on the impact of demonetisation on Maoist activities, titled ‘Big blow to Maoist Finances’ was published in ‘Telangana Today’ on December 19, 2016.

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    The Maoist Global Web

    The Maoist Global Web

    The external linkages of the Maoists are wide, stretching from Latin America to South East Asia. These linkages have, essentially, given them visibility and propaganda, and very occasionally weapons.

    April 29, 2016

    “I was born in the party”: Women in Maoist Ranks

    Women in Maoist Ranks

    Women join Maoist ranks for a variety of reasons: impressionable age, social milieu and circumstances, personal reasons, influence of kin or family and the inspiration of ideology.

    December 15, 2015

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