Terrorism
SAARC Home Ministers’ Meet: Injecting Multilateralism in Counter-Terrorism

How significant did the fifth meeting of SAARC Home/Interior Ministers held in Maldives on 24-26 September 2012 prove to be? It is difficult to answer this question exactly in qualitative terms, but quantitatively, the meet was noteworthy in three as....

When Bastions Become Insecure, Orderly Retreat Becomes Unavoidable

The portents of the Taliban strike against Camp Bastion in Helmand earlier this month are rather depressing and disheartening. Despite the brave face being put on by the NATO commanders, the devastating attack raises serious questions about the viabi....

India - Maldives Cooperation on Counter-Terrorism: Why and How

In a recently concluded three-day visit of the Indian Defence Minister, A. K. Antony to Malé, India and Maldives have agreed to work together to ensure that “the stability in the region is maintained; and above all… threats, particularly from te....

The ISI’s Psychological Operations

The government has stated that recent distress migrations of northeastern Indians were triggered by electronic messages originating from Pakistan. Investigators have found that the first hints of pogrom-style killings appeared on Pakistani internet f....

Abu Jundal’s Arrest and India-Saudi Arabia Counter-terrorism Cooperation

The arrest and deportation of Abu Jundal alias Abu Hamza alias Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari, a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) handler, involved in several terror attacks in various parts of India, by Saudi Arabia is a classic case of good counter-terrorism cooperat....

Why India’s Mega Cities Need to be Protected

Mumbai in July 2011. Three bomb blasts in a matter of half an hour shook Mumbai again, killing 21 people. A sense of déjà vu prevailed. But there was a vital difference between earlier attacks on Mumbai and the July 2011 bombings. This t....

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