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  • 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.

    India-EU ties: Stuck in bureaucratic quagmire

    May 05, 2016

    India is juxtaposing its strategic position in the world by putting greater emphasis on its ties with the United States in contrast to the importance it accords to the European Union (EU). India-EU relations are getting overshadowed by the presence of China at the economy level. EU on the other hand is showing evident keen interest in transatlantic partnership with US. With India and EU looking at opposite sides and a resurgent China, it is pertinent to ask if the Indo-EU relations are withering or not.