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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
       

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.

Garo National Liberation Army: An Emerging Threat in Meghalaya

March 18, 2016
Garo National Liberation Army: An Emerging Threat in Meghalaya

For a state long thought to be a role model to other North-eastern states, Meghalaya has seen a steady rise in insurgency in the last few years. The Garo National Liberation Army has clearly emerged as a potent threat to security in Meghalaya and parts of Assam.

Time to Expose Youth to National Security

February 24, 2016
Time to Expose Youth to National Security

It is important to generate understanding among the youth about the basic concept of national security and the impact it has on human security and economic growth.

Educated Unemployment and Insurgency in Manipur: Issues and Recommendations

February 23, 2016
Educated Unemployment and Insurgency in Manipur: Issues and Recommendations

The problem of educated unemployment is mainly two fold, firstly, scarcity of government jobs, and secondly, the, virtual lack of any other employer in Manipur other than the government.

Asian Strategic Review 2016 -Terrorism: Emerging Trends

2016
Asian Strategic Review 2016 -Terrorism: Emerging Trends

Publisher: Pentagon Press
Under the US leadership, the international community has been fighting the war on global terrorism for the past decade and a half. Strategies and targets have undergone several changes in this war, but terrorism continues to show no signs of decline. It continues to pose a major security challenge to world order and stability. Concrete and chilling evidence for this was provided by the recent attacks in Paris, Egypt, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kunduz, Kabul, Peshawar and Pathankot. The list is indeed long and extensive to be fully recorded here. During the first 15 days of 2016, one website records 17 terrorist attacks in different parts of the world.
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