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Terrorists Changing Tactics, but are We?

A small island of shopkeepers dominated the largest part of the world for the longest period with Genghis Khan, the brute, being a distant runner-up. The two, separated by several centuries, had nothing in common except their genius for innovation. ....

Change of Tactics

Instead of an episodic response, we need stronger laws and proactive intelligence backed by political will Having decided that India is their prime target, Pakistan and its out¬sourced networks in and around India only have to choose the site which....

Only unsettled Issue is Continued Occupation

THE ENEMIES, both within and without, use bullets and bombs, not to kill people. They are collateral damages. The real objective is to subdue the enemy by breaking its will and dictating its terms of peace. National will is the most vital ingredient....

Religious Terrorism: Civilisational Context and Contemporary Manifestations

Transcending time and space, religions have influenced civilisations-in cultural, social, material and spiritual arenas- more profoundly than any other single factor. Tangible achievements of man’s possessive and creative impulses, struggle for sel....

Bleeding From Within

The country’s internal security environment, which suffered steady deterioration during UPA’s earlier five-year rule, continues to remain a cause of serious concern. Now that the government is no more fettered by pulls and pressures of coalition ....

Right kind of strategy can defeat the Maoists

THEY HAVE VULNERABILITIES THAT CAN BE EFFECTIVELY EXPLOITED WHEN the government proclaims Left Wing Extremism as the most serious security threat faced by the country, the obvious question that arises is: What exactly determines the seriousness of a....

Abject Surrender at Sharm-el-Sheikh

Whatever the mode of engagement — war or diplomacy — nations interact to maximise their national interest. In adverse conditions, like defeat in war, they work to minimise their losses. The icing of ideology, morality, justice, global and human i....

Changing Terror Matrix in Af-Pak Region

There is a perceptible change in security environment in Af-Pak region following the December 1 policy assertion by US President Barrack Obama on Afghanistan and developments thereafter. Obama unveiled his Afghanistan strategy in a speech to the nati....

India-Pakistan Foreign Secretary Level Talks : An Assessment

In making an assessment of the India-Pakistan foreign secretary level talks held on February 25th 2010 three points must, at the very outset, be noted. Firstly, that in seeking these talks Government has reneged on its assurances: initially, that su....

Why India must push for better ties with Bangladesh?

Sheikh Hasina's four day state visit to India from January 10-13 has set the seal on the process of an upgradation of India-Bangladesh ties. The single major impediment to warm and friendly relations between the two countries, following Shaikh Mujib....

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