The Nexus of Terror and Ideology : Scourge of Naxalism in India

Independence may have firmed up the geographic expanse of India but it failed to stabilise the ‘concept’ of India. Constitutionally we have taken our diversity seriously and the representative form of our democracy has further made our divisions...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Leftwing Extremism

Left Wing Extremism – A Brief Security Review

Left Wing Extremism (LWE) is widely recognised as one of the most serious security threats in post-independence India. Apart from that, it is also a politico-socio-economic challenge. Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh had described the LWE...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Leftwing Extremism

Small Wars are National Wars: Need Potent Force to Secure India from Threat Within

Sun Tzu said, “Great results can be achieved with small forces provided those leading them are skilled at war.” It becomes easy for a “small and skilled to fight big and leaderless crowd.”

Left Wing Extremism (LWE) is expanding at a rapid...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Leftwing Extremism

Small Wars are National Wars: Need Potent Force to Secure India from Threat Within

Sun Tzu said, “Great results can be achieved with small forces provided those leading them are skilled at war.” It becomes easy for a “small and skilled to fight big and leaderless crowd.”

Left Wing Extremism (LWE) is expanding at a rapid...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Leftwing Extremism

नक्सलवाद पर सख्त नीति की जरूरत

गत 24 अप्रैल को छत्तीसगढ़ के सुकमा जिला में एक नक्सली हमले को अंजाम दिया गया, जिसमे एक सीआरपीएफ के 24 जवान शहीद हो गए। छत्तीसगढ़ का यह सुकमा जिला नक्सल प्रभावित रहा है और यहां पहले भी कईबार नक्सलियों द्वारा हमले किये जाते रहे हैं। गौरतलब है कि पहले...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi, Leftwing Extremism

Maoist Insurgency: Tactical Quiescent?

Relative Slowdown

The monsoon period has traditionally been a time of relative quietude in rebellious activities of the Maoists. But this year, even before as well as after the nature’s rain lashing, there has been a noticeable dip...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Leftwing Extremism

The Tongpal Maoist Attack: Time to Act Tough

A Perpetual Cycle

On 11 March, in a repeat of many such narratives, a police ‘road opening’ patrol moving along the Sukma-Jagdalpur Highway in Chattisgarh found itself entrapped, inflicted with heavy casualties and nearly two dozen...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Leftwing Extremism

Need to Treat Naxalites with Iron Fists, not Kid Gloves

On 11th March 2014, Naxalites ambushed a Road Opening Party of the Chhattisgarh Police and the Central Reserve Police in Bastar Division of Chhattisgarh killing fifteen policemen and an innocent civilian. This happened in the...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Leftwing Extremism

Maoist Rebellion : Ground Realities

Ground Situation

The end-of-year reports emanating from various Home Departments of the States affected by the Maoist rebellion indicates that the downtrend in violence, as seen during the preceding year, continues. Even if marred...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Leftwing Extremism

National Counter-terrorism Centre (NCTC): Issues and Options

Going by the recent claims of Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, NCTC would see the light of the day after next month’s Chief Ministers’ conference.
Earlier attempts to set-up an umbrella body on counter-terrorism failed mainly because of...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Police - Law and Order, Terrorism, Leftwing Extremism, North-East Insurgency, Jammu & Kashmir