India’s Internal Security Challenges

(The following is an updated version of Director’s talk on Internal Security given at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington on 06 Mar 2023)

In the holistic concept of national security, internal security is a....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 March 2022


Terror Revelations from Pakistan

On 29 October Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Science & Technology while speaking in the National Assembly, boasted that the Imran Khan government was responsible for the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir that had taken place in February 2019. The Pul....

Pulwama Charge Sheet: Lessons for Future

On Aug 25, 2020, NIA (National Investigation Agency) filed the charge sheet in the Pulwama fidayeen attack in Jammu court, after 16 months of rigorous and intensive investigation (The Print, Aug. 25, 2020). NIA's charge sheet, a bulky document....

NIA is Fast Emerging as a Professional Investigating Agency

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) that was established in 2009, post-26/11 Mumbai terror attack, with the specific charter to investigate terror related incidents, achieved a major success on 13th December, 2016 when the NIA Special Court at Hy....

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