Homeland Security

Indian Flag at Lal Chowk, Srinagar?

Indian Flag at Lal Chowk, Srinagar?

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2011

The ongoing march by a political party to raise the national flag in Sri Nagar is being dubbed as politically motivated by its detractors. It indeed is a move for political mobilization for...

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Messages from Moscow Airport Blast

Messages from Moscow Airport Blast

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2011

Thirty-five persons are reported to have been killed in a suicide blast near the arrival area of Moscow’s Domodedovo airport at 4-32 PM local time on January 24,2011. The suspected suicide...

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Peep at the Nautical Crystal Ball

Peep at the Nautical Crystal Ball

By: Vice Admiral Arun Kumar Singh | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 24 Jan , 2011

  The Indian Ocean Region (IOR), encompasses 56 littoral and hinterland nations with 33 percent of the world’s population, but only 25 percent of the land mass. The IOR, has numerous unresolved...

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Hindu Terrorism: A Journalism Agenda

Hindu Terrorism: A Journalism Agenda

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jan , 2011

Often, I get phone calls from Delhi-based journalists to discuss with me the disturbing phenomenon of some Hindus taking to terrorism and the reported confession before a Magistrate of Swami...

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Self-employed Soldier!

Self-employed Soldier!

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jan , 2011

I was at the College of Combat, Mhow, when the India-China war of 1962 started. The course was terminated and all were instructed to forthwith rejoin their units. Army Headquarters required me to...

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Neglect of India’s frontier areas

Neglect of India’s frontier areas

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 17 Jan , 2011

  Defence Minister of India, Mr AK Antony visited Nathu La in East Sikkim in the first week of December 2007 and was visibly taken aback to see the difference between infrastructure on the Indian...

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ULFA The Hindu Mercenaries of Jihadis

ULFA The Hindu Mercenaries of Jihadis

By: B Raman | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 14 Jan , 2011

In 13 different incidents reported since January 5, 2007 from the districts of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar and Dhemaji, the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) is reported to have mowed...

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Left Wing Extremism

Left Wing Extremism

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 12 Jan , 2011

The Assembly elections in J&K in 2008 was peaceful and witnessed record voter turnouts. In sharp contrast the very first day of the Lok Sabha Polls in 2009 witnessed an upsurge of Naxalite...

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India should suspend work visas for Chinese

India should suspend work visas for Chinese

By: B Raman | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 10 Jan , 2011

The Hindu has reported on October 1, 2009, that the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi has been issuing visas on a separate sheet of paper to Indian citizens born and resident in Jammu & Kashmir...

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The Samjauta Express Explosion: The Follow-Up

The Samjauta Express Explosion: The Follow-Up

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jan , 2011

“According to American investigators, the LET (Lashkar-e-Toiba) and Al Qaeda  were responsible for the Samjauta Express blast and the HUJI( Harkatul-Jihad-Al-Islami) for the Mecca Masjid blast...

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The Dubious Deal with ULFA

The Dubious Deal with ULFA

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2011

  The Assam government, fully backed by New Delhi, has cleared the passage for release of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leaders from jail. On the New Year’s Day, the so-called...

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Pirates or Naval Al Qaeda or Both?

Pirates or Naval Al Qaeda or Both?

By: B Raman | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 07 Jan , 2011

I have been in receipt of the following message on April 8, 2009, from ECOTERRA International, which disseminates a periodic “Somali Marine & Coastal Monitor”: “Danish owned and US-American...

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Meeting Maoist Challenge

Meeting Maoist Challenge

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh | Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 05 Jan , 2011

  While Maoists have been slowly but surely spreading their hold over district after district, scoring a total of over 200 districts, the Indian state slept through this phase spanning over couple...

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Maritime Security: an Indian scenario

Maritime Security: an Indian scenario

By: Commodore G Sharma | Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 03 Jan , 2011

  In the late 1930s, a famous radio program in the USA called War of the Worlds — a story line that proposed an attack on the earth from Mars — created a sensation and instilled fear into the...

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Operation Nandigram: The Inside Story

Operation Nandigram: The Inside Story

By: VK Shashikumar | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 29 Dec , 2010

  A Primitive Territorial Conflict Nandigram is like any other town in Marxist West Bengal. Even the new in-your-face CPI (M) flags look familiar. Narrow proletarian streets, packed with walking...

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The Shadows in J&K

The Shadows in J&K

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Dec , 2010

  In his message of February 12, 2007, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the No.2 to Osama bin Laden, has spoken of a global Jihadi Intifada. Has he spoken of any special areas of focus for this Intifada?...

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Gujjar Agitation: Internal Security Ramifications

Gujjar Agitation: Internal Security Ramifications

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 24 Dec , 2010

  The purpose of this article is not to dwell on the political and social dynamics of the recent Gujjar agitation, but to highlight the pernicious internal security ramifications of such...

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Demographic drivers of India’s national security

Demographic drivers of India’s national security

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 23.3 Jul-Sep 2008 | Date: 22 Dec , 2010

  The scientific process of Net Assessment is characterised by a study of trends and triggers. Evolutionary change in the geo-strategic environment can be described in the form of trends. Trends...

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The Indian Jihadi Net

The Indian Jihadi Net

By: B Raman | Issue: Vol. 23.4 Oct-Dec 2008 | Date: 20 Dec , 2010

If one carefully analyses the various serial blasts which have taken place in different parts of India since November,2007, one could notice an organic, mushroom-like growth of jihadi terrorist...

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New Delhi’s political incompetence creates a valley of discontent

New Delhi’s political incompetence creates a valley of discontent

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Dec , 2010

  It was winter- of 1963 when the holy relic at the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar went missing. News spread like wild fire and a crowd of more than quarter of a million assembled in Srinagar town....

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