Naxalism
Re-calibrating Strategies to Combat Maoists’ Violence

The recent dreadful attack by the Communist Party of India (Maoist), Maoists in short, on the joint team of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) including elite elements of Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA), District Reserve Guard (DRG) a....

Left Wing Extremism: The Way Ahead

Left-wing extremism, also called Naxalism, or Maoism has been around since the late 60s. After 60 years, the movement may be down but not out. The UPA government had described the Maoist movement as the greatest internal security threat. In the last ....

Round Table Discussion on Counter Measures against Naxalism

On Jun 19th, 2015, VIF hosted Lt. Gen VK Ahluwalia, formerly Army Commander Central Command, for a talk on ‘Counter Measures against Naxalism’, followed by a round table discussion. With General NC Vij, Director, VIF, presiding over th....

Vimarsha on Naxalite Movement in Chhattisgarh: A talk by Shri Shekhar Dutt, former Governor of Chhattisgarh

Hon’ble Shekhar Dutt, former Governor of Chhattisgarh, gave a talk on ‘Naxalite Movement in Chhattisgarh & the Challenges of Governance’ under the Vimarsha lecture series, held on 21 January 2015 at the VIF. Ahead of his talk, Shri Dutt also re....

Launch of Red Revolution 2020 and Beyond: Strategic Challenges to Resolve Naxalism

Red Revolution 2020 and Beyond: Strategic Challenges to Resolve Naxalism authored by Lt Gen V K Ahluwalia, Army Commander, Central Command, was launched at a release function at the Vivekananda International Foundation on August 19, 2013. The book wa....

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