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‘Golden Corridor’ Turning into Maoist Hub

May 20, 2011

The urban presence and activities of Naxalites of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) [CPI (Maoist], or Maoists, in short, is fast picking pace. On May 13, police arrested 10 Maoists in Pune, though they actually belonged to West Bengal. Nine of them were working as casual labourers while their leader was using the cover of a labour contractor. Four pistols and Naxalite literature running into 300 pages were recovered from their possession.

India and New Zealand aim to boost ties through FTA

May 20, 2011

Because an FTA would raise issues like market access, elimination of tariffs, quantitative restrictions etc., negotiations are likely to drag on for several rounds

North Korea and Iran Partner in Ballistic Missiles Trade

May 19, 2011

If peace is to prevail in East Asia, Pyongyang must abandon its uranium enrichment programme and all aspects of its nuclear programme should be placed under international monitoring.

Arming the Unarmed

May 18, 2011

Given lack of training, combat exposure and expertise in use of weapons, SPOs are unlikely to be effective even in the defensive line of action.

UN Panel Report on Accountability in Sri Lanka

May 18, 2011

The Panel has recommended genuine investigations into the alleged violations of the international humanitarian and human rights law committed by the GOSL and the LTTE.

‘Peace Talks’ in Assam’s Post Election Scenario

May 16, 2011

Returning for a third consecutive term the Tarun Gogoi government in Assam should now confront and resolve the sensitive Internal Security Challenges from the perspective of ‘peace talks’ as against the victims’ right to justice

Relevance of the Nepal Army Proposal on Integration

May 16, 2011

The Nepalese Army’s proposal on integration addresses both the Maoists’ insistence on integration of the ex-combatants and the non-Maoists’ anxiety that the army could face a professional crisis and politicisation.

China’s Calibrated Response to Osama bin Laden’s Killing

May 13, 2011

China’s response to the killing of Osama bin Laden has been cautious and marked by a degree of nuance given potential changes in US ties with Pakistan and India.

Economic Potential of Northeast India: An Asset or Threat?

May 12, 2011

Although the causes of insurgency in the region have been primarily political, the ambiguity related to its economic potential has added fuel to the turmoil.

Pakistan’s ‘First Use’ in Perspective

May 12, 2011

The article fleshes out Pakistani first use options for an informed discussion on the implied nuclear threat that Pakistan sometimes resorts to.