Homeland Security

US and Indian Law Enforcement officials build partnership

US and Indian Law Enforcement officials build partnership

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Apr , 2011

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in partnership with the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, on April 22 concluded a five-day Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar focusing...

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Was INSAT-4B  victim of malicious malware Stuxnet?

Was INSAT-4B victim of malicious malware Stuxnet?

By: Tejas Patel | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Apr , 2011

The Ministry of Communications & Information Technology recently said that all the ministries/departments of the Union and state governments are implementing a crisis management plan to counter...

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After 26/11: Need for Smart Counter-Terrorism – II

After 26/11: Need for Smart Counter-Terrorism – II

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 16 Apr , 2011

In 2004, the Government of Dr Manmohan Singh created two posts of National Security Advisers — one for external security, which was held by the late JN Dixit, and the other for internal...

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After 26/11: Need for Smart Counter-Terrorism – I

After 26/11: Need for Smart Counter-Terrorism – I

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 15 Apr , 2011

  The 26/11 attack has been the subject of study by the intelligence and security agencies of many countries in order to examine whether the modus operandi (MO) used by the terrorists in Mumbai...

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Samjauta Blast Probe: Messier & Messier

Samjauta Blast Probe: Messier & Messier

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Apr , 2011

The investigation into the February 18,2007, explosions on board the Samjauta Express to Pakistan that killed 68 persons 43 of them Pakistanis returning home after visiting India is becoming...

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Cricket World Cup and Politics over Terror

Cricket World Cup and Politics over Terror

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Apr , 2011

The tenth edition of Cricket World Cup has taken South Asia by storm – four host nations, forty-eight matches between fourteen teams at thirteen venues makes it truly a mega sporting event....

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Some reflections on India’s Defence Policy

Some reflections on India’s Defence Policy

By: Brij Raj Singh | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 31 Mar , 2011

  India remembered Kargil a few weeks back. We all recall with pride the sacrifices our soldiers and airmen made in this conflict ten years ago. Kargil no doubt was a military success but it...

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Designer Wars and India

Designer Wars and India

By: Col Rajinder Singh | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 25 Mar , 2011

  Be it military philosophies, social systems, cultural ethos, political doctrines, economic concepts, business environments and cosmic theories, technology over the last fifty years has been the...

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We the mere Indians

We the mere Indians

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Mar , 2011

  The publication in instalments of leaked WikiLeaks diplomatic cables by selected newspapers such as the “Guardian”of the UK, the “New York Times”, “Le Monde” of France, “Der...

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Lessons from Japan

Lessons from Japan

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Mar , 2011

On 11 March, Japan was jolted by an earthquake of 8.9 magnitude. Soon a massive tsunami followed. Ten-meter-high waves invaded the eastern coast of the country. The epicentre of the earthquake...

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Hostages on Sea

Hostages on Sea

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Mar , 2011

  As I write this, family members and supporters of the six Indian sailors onboard MV Suez, an Egyptian ship, captured by Somali pirates in August 2010, remains uncertain. With the deadline to pay...

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Internal Security and the Military

Internal Security and the Military

By: Lt Gen SC Sardeshpande | Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 11 Mar , 2011

  After a century of peace since 1857, we entered an era of independence  — a totally new era of representational democracy, secularism of our brand, social equality, economic equity, uplift of...

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Northeast: the future prospects

Northeast: the future prospects

By: Brig (Dr) SP Sinha | Issue: Book Excerpt: Lost Opportunities | Date: 09 Mar , 2011

  It is always difficult to predict the future course of events. Nonetheless, there are some trends that are discernible. One such is the illegal immigration from Bangladesh, which will continue...

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Training for anti-Maoist Operations

Training for anti-Maoist Operations

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 07 Mar , 2011

  Deployment of Central Police Organisation (CPO) in Low Intensity Conflict Operations (LICO) is not a new phenomenon. Many units of CPO have served in the northeast, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and...

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Orissa: Surrender to Insurgents

Orissa: Surrender to Insurgents

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Feb , 2011

  The Orissa Government’s handling of the situation arising from the kidnapping on February 16,2011, of Shri Ravella Vineel Krishna, the popular District Collector of Malkangiri District, and a...

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Don’t throw India to the wolves

Don’t throw India to the wolves

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2011

  The abduction of an IAS officer RV Krishna in Orissa and the seeming capitulation of the state has made the people of India feel vulnerable and insecure. If the swap of terrorists with the...

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Coastal and maritime security: two sides of the same coin

Coastal and maritime security: two sides of the same coin

By: Vice Admiral PS Das | Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 04 Feb , 2011

  The Mumbai terrorist attack of 26th November 2008 has, correctly, focused on issues concerning the security of India’s vast coastline. Earlier, in 1993, the Maharashtra coast had been used to...

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‘invisible Violence’ that consumes India

‘invisible Violence’ that consumes India

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Feb , 2011

  On Monday, LeT militants dragged two teenaged sisters from their house in the Kashmir Valley and killed them in the most brutal manner. It served as reminder that the situation in the valley has...

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Internet poses threat to Authoritarian Regimes

Internet poses threat to Authoritarian Regimes

By: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jan , 2011

  The Jasmine Revolt:  The story of Tunisia gives one hope that oppressive regimes can be overthrown by the power of people mobilised to fight injustice without recourse to violence or civil war....

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Fight against Terrorism and the Moral Dilemmas

Fight against Terrorism and the Moral Dilemmas

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jan , 2011

  Terrorism is a phenomenon operating on both sides of morality. Dilemmas, therefore, arise not confined to any one side. This is best apparent by examining some well known cases. Take the case...

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