Homeland Security

The Subverted Indo-Bangladesh Border : II

The Subverted Indo-Bangladesh Border : II

By: VK Shashikumar | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 21 Nov , 2010

Illegal Migrant 1, Name Withheld: “We paid the dalals (human traffickers). The amount varies depending on the security environment extant on that day when the illegal crossing over has been...

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Security threats facing India

Security threats facing India

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 23.2 Apr-Jul 2008 | Date: 20 Nov , 2010

  Threats are a matter of perception. Their assessments take into account capacities, not so much intentions, of a potential adversary. For an accurate reading, the short term and long term...

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Is Copy-Cat of Mumbai 26/11 Possible in Indonesia?

Is Copy-Cat of Mumbai 26/11 Possible in Indonesia?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Nov , 2010

Is a copy-cat act of terrorism similar to the 26/11 terrorist strikes in Mumbai possible in Indonesia? That is a question that needs examination following the disclosures made by the Indonesian...

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Changing Face of Terror

Changing Face of Terror

By: Dr Anil Kumar Singh | Issue: Vol 21.2 Apr-Jun 2006 | Date: 17 Nov , 2010

  Phenomenon of terrorism as a global menace is of recent origin. History of terrorism is as old as the human civilisation. However, recent decades have witnessed exacerbation in occurrence of...

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ULFA’s niche war

ULFA’s niche war

By: Col Rajinder Singh | Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 15 Nov , 2010

  Mr Hiteshwar Saikia told me: “These ULFA boys do not understand that they can not achieve their aim. They can only create hardships for the people of Assam. Where will they get such a large...

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Maoists : Enemies of India

Maoists : Enemies of India

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Nov , 2010

The anti-national character of the Maoists was quite evident during the Independence Day celebration and in the run-up to it. In Bengal, they burnt the National Flag. In Bihar, they gave a call...

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Global Terrorism and Responses

Global Terrorism and Responses

By: Vikram Sood | Issue: Vol 21.2 Apr-Jun 2006 | Date: 09 Nov , 2010

  In today’s context when we talk of international terrorism, we invariably refer to Islamic/jehadi terrorism. Unfortunately, the response to this, described as the global war on terror, is...

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Maoist Warriors: More than foot soldiers

Maoist Warriors: More than foot soldiers

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2010

  Predictably, Delhi’s Left-dominated intellectual circles have condemned the reported move on the part of Chhatisgarh police to implicate a high-profile Delhi University Professor for her...

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Terrorist Tentacles in India

Terrorist Tentacles in India

By: Wilson John | Issue: Vol 21.2 Apr-Jun 2006 | Date: 03 Nov , 2010

  Investigations into the recent terrorist attacks and the subsequent chain of arrests and seizures in different parts of India, particularly rural Maharashtra, have revealed a growing alliance...

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The China Factor in Kashmir

The China Factor in Kashmir

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Oct , 2010

The truism is that China has all along been a player in J&K. However, in order to maintain goodwill and peace with China at all costs, the Indian policy makers have deliberately been downplaying...

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Need to act swiftly and decisively on J&K

Need to act swiftly and decisively on J&K

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Oct , 2010

  The situation in Jammu & Kashmir is going from bad to worse. The widespread acts of violence on the Eid day and the outburst on September 13, 2010, in the wake of baseless rumours of insult to...

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Agenda for Obama’s  Visit : Counter – Terrorism

Agenda for Obama’s Visit : Counter – Terrorism

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Oct , 2010

  Indo-US co-operation in counter-terrorism has the following components: Assistance in capacity building in traditional counter-terrorism: Started in the early 1980s during the administration of...

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Combating ‘Red Terror’

Combating ‘Red Terror’

By: Col Rajinder Singh | Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 19 Oct , 2010

  The Indian ‘Red Brigade’ is the Indian brand of Taliban. It assumes different aliases, the current favourite being ‘Maoists’. In the modern context, they stand for ‘insurgency,...

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Headley’s Case : Indian Distrust of FBI will increase International...

Headley’s Case : Indian Distrust of FBI will increase International...

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Oct , 2010

  More disclosures relating to David Coleman Headley of the Chicago cell of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET) embarrassing to the USA’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have been brought out in two...

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Politics at the Cost of India’s Security

Politics at the Cost of India’s Security

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Oct , 2010

  The indifference and lack of understanding amongst the country’s political leadership on matters relating to national security has been a part of our national culture. Several reasons could be...

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The Teenage Maoists : a challenge unprecedented

The Teenage Maoists : a challenge unprecedented

By: Brig Abhay Krishna | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

  A Challenge Unprecedented On Sunday April 04, 2010, during a visit to Lalgarh in West Bengal, the Home Minister PC Chidambaram called upon the Maoists to abjure violence and come forward for...

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Maoists : China’s  Proxy Soldiers

Maoists : China’s Proxy Soldiers

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

  General SK Sinha, former governor wrote in the newspaper ‘Pioneer’ (6 June 2010): “One Maoist gets killed against four deaths against civilians and security personnel in the rebel affected...

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Capture of India : the Maoist blueprint

Capture of India : the Maoist blueprint

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

  In 2003-2004 the former Peoples War Group (PWG) and the Maoist Communist Centre held a series of confabulations to work out their merger. Their Central Committees met five to six times to...

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From Kashmir to Mumbai : Terror Comes Full Circle

From Kashmir to Mumbai : Terror Comes Full Circle

By: Rohit Singh | Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 20 Aug , 2010

  The Mumbai Carnage, wherein a dozen terrorists, held an entire country to ransom for three days, is unprecedented and unusual, not only for India but for the entire world community. For close to...

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A vision for India

A vision for India

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Aug , 2010

Vision for India means setting a goal, what India should be at the end of a specified period, say 20 years. It will be an all encompassing vision. Strategic vision for India will be located...

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