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  • Post-Uri Response by India

    Post-Uri Response by India

    What has emerged over the past two weeks is a well calibrated strategy meant to increase the costs for Pakistan of continuing its policy of supporting cross border terrorism as an instrument of state policy.

    September 30, 2016

    Calibrated Responses: The Way Forward for Defeating Proxy War

    Through a pragmatic strategy coupled with national will, India should undertake calibrated responses to defeat Pakistan’s proxy war game plan with a view to making its misadventures prohibitively costly and unsustainable.

    September 23, 2016

    Deciphering Pakistan’s Kashmir Lexicon

    India has failed the Valley by not countering the false narratives of Pakistan’s false lexicon on Kashmir.

    September 08, 2016

    The Draft Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act 2016: A Review

    While the need for re-evaluating internal security holistically is undeniable, it may be appropriate to deal with this matter in the national context.

    September 07, 2016

    Vishal Kumar asked: What is the difference between terrorism and militancy?

    Vivek Chadha replies: As per the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2012, a terrorist act is an "act with intent to threaten or likely to threaten the unity, integrity, security [economic security] or sovereignty of India or with intent to strike terror or likely to strike terror in the people or any section of the people in India or in any foreign country by..." and it goes on to describe a number of ways and means that can be employed for terrorism.

    July 27, 1990: Trinidad’s day of infamy

    July 27, 1990: Trinidad’s day of infamy

    On July 27, 1990, Trinidad experienced its own day of infamy when the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen staged an armed insurrection and held hostage the then Prime Minister, most of his cabinet and several opposition MPs, plus the staff of the television and radio networks.

    July 26, 2016

    Inter-State Council and Internal Security

    Inter-State Council and Internal Security

    The Inter-State Council, chaired by the Prime Minister, is the best constitutional forum at the disposal of the Union Government to deal with challenges relating to internal security.

    July 25, 2016

    Why JMB is of Concern to India

    Bangladesh-based terror groups acting against India is not new. What is new is a Bangladeshi terror group based in India acting against both India and Bangladesh. Needless to say, robust counterterrorism cooperation between India and Bangladesh is imperative to tackling common enemies like JMB.

    July 21, 2016

    Online Radicalisation: The Example of Burhan Wani

    Online Radicalisation: The Example of Burhan Wani

    Effective use of social media fuelled Wani’s rise to prominence. His skills in this domain radicalised youth in greater numbers than had previously been achieved using more conventional methods.

    July 16, 2016

    The Terrorist Attack on Ataturk Airport – Portents and Pointers

    Terrorist Attack on Ataturk Airport

    The June 28 attack on Ataturk airport, as also the Zaventem attack in Brussels, have highlighted the security lacunae in all airports, which do not monitor the arrival terminals.

    July 08, 2016

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