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  • Om Shankar Jha

    Research Fellow
    +91 11 2671 7983
    Archive data: Person was Research Fellow at IDSA from November 2005 to June 2009

    Joined IDSA

    November 2007 - June 2009


    Counter Terrorism, Counter Insurgency, Border Management, International Policing


    BSc (Hons) from Hansraj College Delhi University, Post Graduate Diploma in Management and Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

    Current Project

    Maoist Insurgency/Left Wing Extremism


    He is a Commandant in the Border Security Force. In the course of his 20 year active service in India’s elite paramilitary force, he has been decorated five times with the Director General’s Commendation Roll. Besides attending many professional training courses at various elite institutions within the country, he has also undergone training in Anti-terrorism and Security at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centre, Georgia, USA. He has had varied field experience and has actively participated and commanded battalions in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorist operations in various parts of India as well as along the International Border and Line of Control. He has worked with the United Nations as an International Police Officer in Kosovo for one and a half years. He was a faculty member at the BSF Academy for about five years, where he covered subjects like Internal Security, Terrorism, Insurgency, Naxalism and Border Management.