Homeland Security

Maoist Threat and Politics

Maoist Threat and Politics

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 13 Dec , 2010

The previous issue of the Indian Defence Review carried a letter from a serving air force officer Group Captain RK Prasad to the Home Minister of India. The officer and his family had been...

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WikiLeaks and Indian secrets

WikiLeaks and Indian secrets

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2010

  We live in the WikiLeaks era when no official document is considered too secret to be put out in the public domain by whistleblowers. It’s only a matter of time before India’s archive of...

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Military-Police Relations : The Kolkata Syndrome

Military-Police Relations : The Kolkata Syndrome

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 07 Dec , 2010

  The Kolkata incident on the New Years Eve wherein the military and police clashed over the detention of two young army officers belonging to a Madras Unit, which has arrived at a peace station...

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Kashmir: Lost Bearings

Kashmir: Lost Bearings

By: Lt Gen (Retd) MC Bhandari | Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 06 Dec , 2010

  New Delhi hosted the SAARC Summit meeting, and Musharraf was conspicuous by his absence. Whereas other nations were represented by their executive heads, Pakistan had opted to send their Prime...

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Mumbai 26/11: Take Pakistan ISI to court

Mumbai 26/11: Take Pakistan ISI to court

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Nov , 2010

Since the Madrid conference on “Democracy & Terrorism” held in March 2005, to which I was invited,I have been repeatedly writing and speaking on the need for victim activism in India in order...

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Indian Intelligence: the fiddling has to stop…

Indian Intelligence: the fiddling has to stop…

By: B Raman | Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 25 Nov , 2010

  The evolution of the Indian intelligence community since 1947 has been on the basis of periodic reviews of our enquiries into perceived intelligence failures. After the Sino-Indian war of 1962,...

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Security forces kill nine Naxalites in Datewada in Chattisgarh

Security forces kill nine Naxalites in Datewada in Chattisgarh

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Nov , 2010

In Chattisgarh, nine Naxalites have been killed by security forces in an encounter in Datewada District. According to police sources, the Naxalites were killed in an encounter with CRPF jawans...

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Nepal border vulnerable to smuggling of fake currency: Home Ministry

Nepal border vulnerable to smuggling of fake currency: Home Ministry

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Nov , 2010

As per available information Indo-Nepal border has also proved vulnerable to infiltration of fake Indian currency notes (FICN), with border districts being used as transit and storage points.  ...

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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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