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  • An Analysis of the Internal Security Budget 2017-18

    For the financial year 2017-18, the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) has been allocated Rs. 83,823 crore, a hike of around 11.5 per cent over that of the previous year. Though the Union government has been providing substantial budget support to the MHA to aid its reform and modernisation programs, the ministry’s efforts to bring about desired reforms have shown mixed results so far.

    February 21, 2017

    It is Terrorism by Daish, Not Jihad by Islamic State

    Terrorists pursuing an atavistic agenda through the brutal killing of common people are not performing jihad. They only seek to legitimize their vile acts in the name of Islam.

    December 05, 2016

    Cross LOC Strike and India’s Reputation for Resolve

    India needs to factor in the critical issue of reputation for resolve in future crisis situations in order to build its credibility and enhance its deterrence potential.

    October 21, 2016

    Post-Uri Response by India

    Post-Uri Response by India

    What has emerged over the past two weeks is a well calibrated strategy meant to increase the costs for Pakistan of continuing its policy of supporting cross border terrorism as an instrument of state policy.

    September 30, 2016

    Calibrated Responses: The Way Forward for Defeating Proxy War

    Through a pragmatic strategy coupled with national will, India should undertake calibrated responses to defeat Pakistan’s proxy war game plan with a view to making its misadventures prohibitively costly and unsustainable.

    September 23, 2016

    Deciphering Pakistan’s Kashmir Lexicon

    India has failed the Valley by not countering the false narratives of Pakistan’s false lexicon on Kashmir.

    September 08, 2016

    The Draft Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act 2016: A Review

    While the need for re-evaluating internal security holistically is undeniable, it may be appropriate to deal with this matter in the national context.

    September 07, 2016

    Vishal Kumar asked: What is the difference between terrorism and militancy?

    Vivek Chadha replies: As per the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2012, a terrorist act is an "act with intent to threaten or likely to threaten the unity, integrity, security [economic security] or sovereignty of India or with intent to strike terror or likely to strike terror in the people or any section of the people in India or in any foreign country by..." and it goes on to describe a number of ways and means that can be employed for terrorism.

    July 27, 1990: Trinidad’s day of infamy

    July 27, 1990: Trinidad’s day of infamy

    On July 27, 1990, Trinidad experienced its own day of infamy when the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen staged an armed insurrection and held hostage the then Prime Minister, most of his cabinet and several opposition MPs, plus the staff of the television and radio networks.

    July 26, 2016

    Inter-State Council and Internal Security

    Inter-State Council and Internal Security

    The Inter-State Council, chaired by the Prime Minister, is the best constitutional forum at the disposal of the Union Government to deal with challenges relating to internal security.

    July 25, 2016

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