Homeland Security

Kashmir: Religious ideology is the only problem

Kashmir: Religious ideology is the only problem

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Oct , 2018

Recently a Kashmiri student of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Manan Wani, was killed in an encounter in Handwara in the Kashmir Valley. Two other fellow terrorists belonging to the Hizbul...

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Terrorist Attack from the Sea

Terrorist Attack from the Sea

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Oct , 2018

The IB has red flagged the possibility of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) launching seaborne attack (s) in India. Reports are of large number of its cadres being trained in deep sea diving, simultaneous to...

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Manan Wani and his ilk are victims of evil, self serving, foreign sponsored...

Manan Wani and his ilk are victims of evil, self serving, foreign sponsored...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Oct , 2018

Manan Bashir Wani, who chose to pursue the path of terrorism at the behest of enemies of the Nation, has been eliminated by the security forces within nine months of his joining the terrorist...

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Maoists Insurgency – far from getting over soon

Maoists Insurgency – far from getting over soon

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Oct , 2018

In 2010, then Home Minister PC Chidambaram had announced that the Maoist problem will be over in next 2-3 years. Coming from the Union Home Minister that Maoist insurgency will be over by...

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All India National Registers of Citizens and National Security

All India National Registers of Citizens and National Security

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Oct , 2018

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam has been in the news past few months. It relates to illegal immigrants, though many would like to paint it as a communal issue. 52,000 Assam...

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Has India lost the proxy war?

Has India lost the proxy war?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Oct , 2018

India has habitually been ignoring existential threats from China and its proxy Pakistan, steeped in the Nehruvian tradition of burying its head in the sand, ostrich like, at the first sign of...

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Jihadi and Maoist Rivers through Nepal

Jihadi and Maoist Rivers through Nepal

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Sep , 2018

On 26 September, the NIA busted a jihadi terror funding module in Delhi, operated from Pakistan by Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF)   through the Dubai route and by hawala transactions. FIF, an...

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Hazrat Ali to SPO Nisar and Mao to Rao

Hazrat Ali to SPO Nisar and Mao to Rao

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Sep , 2018

1400 years ago, Hazrat Ali, the son-in –law of Prophet Mohammad was killed while offering his Fazr (early morning ) namaz by the Jihadis. On 23 Sep now, a SPO in Kashmir, Nisar was killed even...

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Lateral Entry in Defence (Finance)

Lateral Entry in Defence (Finance)

By: S.N. Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Sep , 2018

The Ministry of Defence is sui generis amongst all Ministries, as it has to provide the policy architecture to protect territorial integrity and sovereignty of India. Defence expenditure is the...

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Kashmir: Sustaining Insurgency

Kashmir: Sustaining Insurgency

By: Lt Col Yoginder Kandhari | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Sep , 2018

Come January 2019, insurrection in Kashmir will turn thirty. How do we assess the present status of this insurgency in the Valley?  Indeed, insurgents are setting the narrative in Kashmir. A...

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The politics of Panchayat elections in J&K

The politics of Panchayat elections in J&K

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Sep , 2018

The time is closing in for holding of the Panchayat and local body elections in Jammu and Kashmir! It is a Key Result Area for newly appointed Governor, Satya Pal Malik, who has been given a...

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Cutting Infantry Strength – avoid ‘Aur Chupo Syndrome’

Cutting Infantry Strength – avoid ‘Aur Chupo Syndrome’

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Sep , 2018

For those not in the know, there is this story of two druggies snorting next to a river bank and hallucinating. One suggests why we don’t buy land here. The other asks why, so the first guy...

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Terror: Lessons from Paris and Beyond

Terror: Lessons from Paris and Beyond

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 08 Sep , 2018

Apart from religious polarisation and the isolation of the human population on the basis of language, colour, religion or sect, a pattern that seems to emerge as the biggest threat is the...

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Post Asian Games 2018, we must focus on 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Post Asian Games 2018, we must focus on 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Sep , 2018

India has bagged 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze medals (total 69) in Asian games 2018 surpassing previous best overall haul of 65 medals at Guangzhou in 2010 and equaling 15 gold medals won at...

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The Urban Maoists Debate

The Urban Maoists Debate

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Sep , 2018

In backdrop of the raging debate about ‘Urban Maoists’ in wake of the Bhima-Koregaon arrests, it would be prudent to remember that UPA-II had in an affidavit to the Supreme Court in 2013...

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Civilian abductions in Kashmir: The blame lies on the likes of Syed Sallahuddin

Civilian abductions in Kashmir: The blame lies on the likes of Syed Sallahuddin

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Sep , 2018

Keeping families out of a personal fights and vendettas is a code of conduct that has been followed universally since times immemorial. Soldiers in opposing armies, mafia, warlords, insurgents,...

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The breaking of impasse in Kashmir

The breaking of impasse in Kashmir

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Aug , 2018

In all probability the stalemate in J&K is finally heading towards an end and the legislators hitherto hibernating in suspended animation are gearing up for resumption of their normal function of...

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Kashmir needs life-saving surgery

Kashmir needs life-saving surgery

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Aug , 2018

This Ramzan, in Kashmir, half a dozen lives of Kashmiris serving in security forces were snuffed by the terrorists. Yet again, this Bakrid, jihadi slaughtered three Muslim policemen. They were...

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Bakrid Violence: a worrisome welcome for the new Governor

Bakrid Violence: a worrisome welcome for the new Governor

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Aug , 2018

Kashmir witnessed one of its most violent and bloodiest Bakrid in the recent times,  just a day after the announcement was made of appointment of a new governor of the State. Was it co-incidental...

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All eyes are on Governor Satya Pal Malik

All eyes are on Governor Satya Pal Malik

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Aug , 2018

Satya Pal Malik is firmly ensconced on the gubernatorial chair in Jammu and Kashmir! One is in a quandary whether to congratulate him or extend to him good luck for the times ahead. Being...

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