Anand Kumar

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  • Anand Kumar is Associate Fellow at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. Click here for detailed profile

    Reconstitution of the Bangladesh Rifles

    The mutiny in Bangladesh Rifles in February 2009 tainted the image of the most important para-military force of Bangladesh. It completely destroyed the command structure of the force and created distrust between army and the BDR. In this situation, it became necessary to reconstitute the force. Bangladesh has undertaken this exercise. But the proposed reforms somehow does not appear geared to deal with the grievances of the BDR soldiers which have been seen at least as one of the causes of the mutiny.

    April 2010

    Maldives: Beleaguered Democracy

    Multi-party democracy in Maldives is facing a major crisis in the wake of a bitter political struggle between the president and the opposition-dominated national parliament.

    July 27, 2010

    JMB Remains the Fountainhead of Terror in Bangladesh

    Recent arrests prove the close relationship between Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh and extremist groups that have vowed to turn Bangladesh into an Islamic state.

    July 22, 2010

    Law Needs to Keep Pace with Evolving Terror Threat

    There is a need to modify existing laws and if need be create new ones so that extremists and terrorists do not go scot-free and continue to pose a threat to the country.

    May 19, 2010

    Illegal Bangladeshi Migration to India: Impact on Internal Security

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    May 07, 2010
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Chinese Puzzle in India-Bangladesh Relations

    If the growth of Islamic extremism and terrorism in Bangladesh is a threat to Indian security, then the presence of China with which India’s interests have the potential to clash is also of security concern.

    April 19, 2010

    A Year of Multi-Party Democracy in Maldives

    The Maldives is well on the road towards a genuine democracy and the years to come will show how it manages modernisation, liberal democracy and Islam all together.

    April 06, 2010

    Another Pakistan-based Terror Group Exposed in Bangladesh

    The latest arrests underline the lack of cooperation among security agencies in South Asia and the support base that exists in Bangladesh for terrorist groups.

    March 04, 2010

    The Law Catches Up With Mujib Killers in Bangladesh

    The punishment of Mujib’s killers will hopefully now delegitimize this process and strengthen democracy in Bangladesh.

    February 01, 2010

    A Year of Revival of Democracy in Bangladesh

    To the credit of Shaikh Hasina she managed the foreign policy of Bangladesh as well as macro economic situation of the country well.

    January 29, 2010

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