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  • Internal Security: Issues and Challenges

    April 29, 2019

    Research Analyst, IDSA, Dr. Mathew Sinu Simon’s article on Internal Security, titled ‘Internal Security: Issues and Challenges’ appeared in the April-June 2019 issue of Raksha Aniverda magazine (pp 48-51).

    The issues and challenges for internal security are multiple-fold and complex. What is required is political will emphasised for resolution of disputes, coupled with sound administration of development in conflict prone districts, ground based strategic communications to counter extremist narratives and efficient counter insurgency operations, writes Dr Simon.

    India-Europe Defence and Strategic relations: Potentialities abound

    October 16, 2018

    Research Analyst, IDSA, Dr Mathew Sinu Simon’s article on India’s defence relations with Europe, titled ‘India-Europe Defence and Strategic relations: Potentialities abound’ was published in the October 2018, issue of Raksha Aniverda magazine.

    The article briefly reviews India’s defence relations with the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy and argues that there is a need for India to reinvigorate its strategic and defence ties with the countries of Eastern Europe.

    Naming And Shaming Activists Or State Police Is Not The Way Out

    September 01, 2018

    Research Assistant, IDSA, Dr Mathew Sinu Simon’s commentary on Urban Maoists, titled ‘Naming and Shaming Activists or State Police is not the way out’ was published in Eurasia Review on September 1, 2018.

    Calling for a balanced approach in combatting front organisations of Maoists, the commentary advocates for addressing of the trust deficit existing between the civil society and the government for dealing with the problems of tribal displacement, tribal injustices through rapprochement and reconciliation efforts.

    Maoist violence in India can only end through inclusive talks and grassroots development

    August 08, 2018

    Research Assistant, IDSA, Dr Mathew Simon’s article on Maoism, titled ‘Maoist violence in India can only end through inclusive talks and grassroots development’ was published in South Asia Monitor on August 08, 2018.

    The complex insurgent Maoist problem can be dealt with by the right proportion of security, ceasefire and hard developmental approaches, writes Mathew Simon.

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    Police and Counter-Insurgency: The Untold Story of Tripura’s COIN Campaign, by Kuldeep Kumar

    The role of the state police in combating insurgencies has not been given due acknowledgement in India despite the success stories of Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal where police forces successfully deployed to counter insurgency movements. For instance, in Punjab, with support from the central paramilitary forces, the state police successfully neutralised terrorists who were demanding a separate state of Khalistan. In Andhra Pradesh, the state police played a highly critical role through the efficient Greyhounds model of security force operation.

    April-June 2018

    Potency of the JMB threat to India’s Security

    Potency of the JMB threat to India’s Security

    In the wake of reports that more than 2000 terrorists belonging to the JMB and HUJI-B have entered India, it is imperative to assess the potency of the JMB threat to India’s security and the counter terrorism measures that need to be undertaken to curb the same.

    April 03, 2017

    Brexit: Does it matter for India?

    While Brexit would provide a fillip for an India-UK FTA, Britain staying on in the EU is also likely to be of value given its role as a gateway to Europe.

    June 17, 2016

    Perception matters against Left Wing Extremism

    Perception matters against Left Wing Extremism

    Winning hearts and minds through the Civic Action Programme (CAP) and the Media/Perception Management Plan is an important element in combating LWE propaganda.

    May 30, 2016

    India – EU counter terrorism cooperation: potentialities and challenges

    May 12, 2016

    Terrorism in the 21st century requires collective political will of all nations to combat the scourge of terror. The spectre of terror is to be tackled through specialized organizations beyond nations. Nations have to find common ground and share the responsibility and authority in addressing various dimensions, causes of terror and condemn its forms and manifestations.