P. V. Ramana

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

    Measures To Deal With Left - Wing Extremism/Naxalism

    Measures To Deal With Left - Wing Extremism/Naxalism

    The assertions by the Ministry of Home Affairs that the Maoist challenge could be dealt with in three years seems to be ambitious, given present-day the ground realities. If coordinated action is taken, perhaps, their challenge could be defeated in approximately seven to 10 years. A welcome development is that the various state governments and the Union Government have begun to evince willingness to deal with the issue. Doubtless, the Maoist challenge can certainly be defeated.

    ‘Golden Corridor’ Turning into Maoist Hub

    The urban presence and activities of Naxalites of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) [CPI (Maoist], or Maoists, in short, is fast picking pace. On May 13, police arrested 10 Maoists in Pune, though they actually belonged to West Bengal. Nine of them were working as casual labourers while their leader was using the cover of a labour contractor. Four pistols and Naxalite literature running into 300 pages were recovered from their possession.

    May 20, 2011

    Maoists in Delhi and NCR: Wake-up time for Police

    When the Maoists’ urban movement attains criticality among industrial labour, they may seek to organise sabotage and industrial strikes. Security forces will have to be prepared to respond to urban terrorism.

    March 24, 2011

    Maoists’ Abduction Tactic

    Abduction is a Maoist tactic to arm-twist the government and secure the release of imprisoned comrades as well as make some tactical gains by placing demands that could be projected as pro-people.

    February 23, 2011

    Negotiating with Maoists

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    January 25, 2011
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Linkages between Indian and Nepalese Maoists

    Though fuzzy, there are linkages between Indian and Nepalese Maoists and these have been either admitted or downplayed by all sides –– the Nepalese Maoists, the Indian Maoists and the Indian government.

    November 09, 2010

    Maoists in Delhi: Is the Police Prepared?

    The Maoists have formed a State Committee comprising six members to spearhead the movement in Delhi, and it has been in operation at least for the past four to five years.

    May 03, 2010

    Maoist Challenge: The Party shall be over!

    The sate and the people should be prepared for a few more Dantewada-like ‘shocks’ before the tables are eventually turned on the Maoists.

    April 13, 2010

    Maoist Mass Organisations and Mass Movement

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    April 23, 2010
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Small States: Potential Maoist Strongholds

    From the security point of view, it might not be prudent to carve out states from Maoist affected regions without adequately preparing the administrative and security apparatus.

    December 17, 2009

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