Pushpita Das

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  • Dr. Pushpita Das is Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for details profile

    Why India’s Coastal Security Arrangement Falters?

    If India’s coastal security has to become strong, it is essential for the police forces in the coastal states to shed their land centric outlook and turn their attention to coastal security duties as well.

    August 26, 2011

    Securing the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

    The Andaman and Nicobar islands are of immense strategic significance for India. The geographical configuration and the location of the island chain in the Bay of Bengal safeguards India's eastern seaboard as well the approaches to the Indian Ocean from the east. Its proximity to the Southeast Asian region enables India to forge friendly relations with its Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) neighbours. The physical isolation and remoteness of the archipelago, however, make it vulnerable to conventional and non-conventional threats.

    May 2011

    Enclaves and Adverse Possessions: Time to deliver on the promise

    With a friendly dispensation in Dhaka, it is an opportune moment for India to deliver on its promise to exchange the enclaves and surrender adverse possessions.

    December 27, 2010

    Need to secure the Lakshadweep Islands

    While India is augmenting the security of the Lakshadweep islands, implementation of the coastal security scheme on the ground has been slow.

    December 13, 2010

    India’s Border Management: Select Documents

    India’s Border Management: Select Documents
    • Publisher: Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
      2010

    This book is an attempt to bring together documents and reports published by the government on border management. The aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of the problems India faces in managing its borders and its approach towards the challenge.

    • ISBN 81-86019-68-5 ,
    • E-copy available
    2010

    Securing Andaman and Nicobar islands

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    July 09, 2010

    Combating Terrorism: Perspective from the Ground

    Even if solutions are known the Government does not implement them due to lack of political will, resource crunch, turf wars, apathy, and general inertia.

    January 25, 2010

    Whither Coastal Security?

    State governments have to be coaxed and cajoled into actively participating and cooperating with the Centre in the national endeavour to secure India’s coasts.

    November 26, 2009

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