Homeland Security

Circa 2017: A lot achieved but miles to go in Jammu and Kashmir

Circa 2017: A lot achieved but miles to go in Jammu and Kashmir

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jan , 2018

2017 offered a mixed bag for Jammu and Kashmir in both the political and security domain. The state witnessed a modicum of peace and virtual destruction of the terror machinery, due to relentless...

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Innovations to Prevent Bomb Blasts: Trust Based Security

Innovations to Prevent Bomb Blasts: Trust Based Security

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Dec , 2017

As reflected by the repeated bomb blasts in Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur and elsewhere, India has proved itself to be vulnerable and unable to prevent bomb blasts.  Bomb disposal teams came into play...

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Virtual Currencies: Bitcoin as an Emerging Terror Financing Threat to India

Virtual Currencies: Bitcoin as an Emerging Terror Financing Threat to India

By: Dr SV Raghavan | Issue: Vol. 32.4 Oct-Dec 2017 | Date: 25 Dec , 2017

There are various segments of customers who may be interested in buying and selling Bitcoins. It ranges from traders to freelancers to online web market spenders to Hackers. The Bitcoin address...

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Assessing challenges posed by domestic police agencies in countering terrorism

Assessing challenges posed by domestic police agencies in countering terrorism

By: Anant Mishra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Nov , 2017

Nine years ago ten militants “hailing” from the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) landed on the shores of Mumbai. Trained in “military assault tactics”, their targets varied from...

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Mr Abdullah Don’t masquerade Global Jihad as PoK Issue

Mr Abdullah Don’t masquerade Global Jihad as PoK Issue

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Nov , 2017

Four weeks before Mr Dineshwar Sharma was appointed as the special interlocutor for Jammu & Kashmir, US diplomat Joshua Goldberg, the political unit chief Bureau of South and Central Asian...

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Central Armed Police Forces: Do we really care?

Central Armed Police Forces: Do we really care?

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Oct , 2017

The Police Commemoration Day is observed on October 21st every year. Since Independence, 34,418 Police personnel have sacrificed their lives for safeguarding the integrity of the nation and...

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Rumour Bombs as Terror Tools

Rumour Bombs as Terror Tools

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Oct , 2017

Apart from other reasons several media reports attribute the stampede at the Eliphistone footbridge to rumours. The Hindustan Times reports : “Two rumours began circulating, which most likely...

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The Issue of Rohingyas

The Issue of Rohingyas

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Sep , 2017

The opposition parties and the habitual critics of the present dispensation have now made the presence of about 40000 Rohingyas in India a political issue. With the usual and unthinking support...

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To ‘Act East’, Act in the North East India First!

To ‘Act East’, Act in the North East India First!

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Sep , 2017

As China rises and acts aggressively on our Northern borders laying claim to the whole of state of Arunachal Pradesh, establishing contact and strengthening our ancient ties with South East Asia...

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Indian Challenge in Rohingya Crisis

Indian Challenge in Rohingya Crisis

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Sep , 2017

As India surges ahead militarily and economically, the world and the region is keenly watching its every move. Doklam crisis and its resolution in India’s favour has proved India’s maturity...

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21-Gun Salute to Murderous Ideologies!!!

21-Gun Salute to Murderous Ideologies!!!

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Sep , 2017

On the 19th September Maoists destroyed a private solar power plant located in Amas police station area in Gaya district in Bihar. The owners fault was that he had the temerity to refuse to pay a...

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Surrender is the best recourse for local terrorists in J&K

Surrender is the best recourse for local terrorists in J&K

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Sep , 2017

On September, 10, in the course of a counter-terrorist operation in Barbugh District Shopian, Kashmir, two terrorist were killed by the security forces while one surrendered. Investigations...

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Let Kashmiris Take a Call!

Let Kashmiris Take a Call!

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Sep , 2017

The latest and among the most heart wrenching images coming out from Kashmir, which went viral on the social networking sites, is the picture of grief-stricken, five year old girl, Zohra, as she...

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David versus goliath myth on insurgency

David versus goliath myth on insurgency

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Aug , 2017

A military historian and author of “Quest for Peace: Comparative Studies in Counterinsurgencies”. In the 20th century insurgencies were a major issue of world politics. The decade of 1960s...

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Assessing the “Extent” of State Sponsored Terrorism: Impotent...

Assessing the “Extent” of State Sponsored Terrorism: Impotent...

By: Anant Mishra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Aug , 2017

Introduction Nations in the history of international relations have been engaged in conflicts, using “conventional” tactics, or through “non-traditional” means. Although, the global...

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Floods in India: A challenge for governance and diplomacy

Floods in India: A challenge for governance and diplomacy

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Aug , 2017

World Resource Institute (WRI), a global research organization, has developed an online tool for analyzing the population affected by flood each year in a country. India leads the list of 163...

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The Rise of Global “Warlords”: Violent Non-State Actors and Threat to...

The Rise of Global “Warlords”: Violent Non-State Actors and Threat to...

By: Anant Mishra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Aug , 2017

Introduction Today, violent non-state actors are playing a “featured” role in the theories of international relations particularly in the domain of international law. International relations...

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Analysing PM Modi’s Speech on 71st Independence Day: Security Aspects

Analysing PM Modi’s Speech on 71st Independence Day: Security Aspects

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Aug , 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the Nation from ramparts of Red Fort was the most balanced  comprehensive and statesman like speech that has ever been delivered on this...

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Terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir: Ebb and Flow

Terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir: Ebb and Flow

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Aug , 2017

With the killing of Lashkar-e-Taiba’s top  Kashmir Commander, Abu Dujana, in an encounter with the security forces in the early hours of Aug 1, 2017,  in Pulwama district of south Kashmir,...

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Kargil War – How it should have been fought?

Kargil War – How it should have been fought?

By: Brig Harwant Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jul , 2017

Question: “Where and when did the Indian Army fight the last battle of the First World War”? Answer: “Kargil, J&K, India, in 1999”. With our Army’s very long deployment on the Internal...

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