Naga Accord: Challenges Remain

“Today, we mark not merely the end of a problem, but the beginning of a new future.” Thus spake the Prime Minister on August 3, after the Naga Peace Accord was signed in New Delhi. The terms of agreement were not released – only the framework was...

National Security and Strategic Studies, North-East Insurgency

Nagaland: Reasons to be Optimistic

Late on Monday evening, the question uppermost in the mind of every observer who watches the north-east closely was: Will the Naga accord usher in permanent peace in the region, wracked by conflict for decades? More than 12 hours after the pact...

National Security and Strategic Studies, North-East Insurgency

Military Action in Myanmar: Managing the Message

The Special Forces operation in Myanmar against insurgent camps is being widely perceived as a possible new template to deny safe havens to terrorists. The message appears to be that if terrorists launch attacks inside India from bases outside...

North-East Insurgency

New signals in the Northeast

The decision of the BJP-led NDA government to take military action against the northeast militants, particularly those involved in the recent attack ( June 04, 2015) on the Indian army in Chandel district of Manipur has brought to the fore...

North-East Insurgency

Strategic Stalemate: State of the Internal Security Environment in the North-east

Paresh Baruah’s United Liberation Front of Assam-Independent and S S Khaplang’s National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) have joined hands with seven other militant organisations active in India’s north-east to form the United National...

North-East Insurgency

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

Hydro Power Projects Race to Tap the Potential of Brahmaputra River

For past many years while China has been in the news for its efforts in exploiting the vast hydro power potential of Yarlung Tsangpo River of Tibet Autonomous Region India has also been attempting to tap the potential of this river known as...

National Security and Strategic Studies, China, North-East Insurgency, Neighbourhood Studies

Special Laws to Counter Terrorism in India: A Reality Check

A National Convention held recently in New Delhi on ‘Politics of Terror’ has brought to focus the need to re-look into provisions of special laws that are currently in use to counter terrorism. When confronted with armed militancy, democracies...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Police - Law and Order, North-East Insurgency, Jammu & Kashmir, Governance and Political Studies

Violence in Bodo Areas: Issues and Options

Violence in Bodo areas is not a simple story of communal conflict between Bodos and non-Bodos, but is a complex issue with socio-cultural, economic, political and security dimensions. Clashes have erupted from time-to-time1 in the area...

National Security and Strategic Studies, North-East Insurgency

Illegal Migration as a Threat to India’s Internal Security

Among other things, one of the major aspects that have come out of the recent communal violence in Bodo areas of Assam is illegal migration. According to the Group of Ministers Report on National Security, illegal migration

has...
National Security and Strategic Studies, Bangladesh, North-East Insurgency, Ilegal Immigration, Neighbourhood Studies