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Internal Security

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Insurgency and terrorism are not new to India. Threats are manifold and come from divergent militant outfits. Their demands include greater regional autonomy, independence, the overthrow of the “bourgeoisie”, and dismantling the democratic structure of the Indian polity. The cluster’s research efforts are focused on insurgencies in the Northeast, Maoist (Naxalism) violence, management of India’s borders, coastal security and trends in global terrorism.

Current projects being pursued by the cluster include:

  • “Naxalism: Surrender and Rehabilitation Policies of the Government
  • Review of India-Pakistan Confidence Building Measures
  • Challenges of Border Management
  • Study on Illegal Migration in the Northeast
  • Understanding the Student Islamic Movement of India

The cluster is also involved in various training programmes organized at the Institute for senior Military Officers, Foreign Service probationers, and officers of the Indian Police Service.


Members


Rajbala Rana
Associate Fellow Research Fellow Research Fellow Research Assistant
       

Why a Central Marine Police Force is not required for Coastal Security

June 21, 2016
Why a Central Marine Police Force is not required for Coastal Security

Raising a Central Marine Police Force and wasting resources on their training and equipment is neither necessary nor advisable given that the country already has a central organisation to protect the coast – the Indian Coast Guard.

Karbi Insurgency in Assam: The Way Forward

June 20, 2016
Karbi Insurgency in Assam: The Way Forward

Over the years, endless corruption, mismanagement of funds, and failure to devolve power to the people has completely jeopardised the unique Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC), leading to the rise of Karbi insurgency.

Perception matters against Left Wing Extremism

May 30, 2016
Perception matters against Left Wing Extremism

Winning hearts and minds through the Civic Action Programme (CAP) and the Media/Perception Management Plan is an important element in combating LWE propaganda.

Re-location of ITBP Frontier HQs from Shillong to Itanagar

May 09, 2016
Re-location of ITBP Frontier HQs from Shillong to Itanagar

With improved manageability of support forces like ITBP on the Line of Actual Control in the Arunachal segment, the Army gains some flexibility and cushion time for intervention should the need arise.

The Maoist Global Web

April 29, 2016
The Maoist Global Web

The external linkages of the Maoists are wide, stretching from Latin America to South East Asia. These linkages have, essentially, given them visibility and propaganda, and very occasionally weapons.