Insurgency

India isn’t fit to get UN VETO Power

India isn’t fit to get UN VETO Power

Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, desperately tries to mobilize support to get UN Security Council permanent membership to gain veto power and establish India as a superpower. In New York on September 25, 2015 Modi hosted a summit of G-4 that included Germany, Japan, Brazil and India, where he demanded the inclusion of […]

India-Myanmar Relations – From past to present scenario

India-Myanmar Relations – From past to present scenario

With the conquest of Assam in 1821, the Burmese came close to British Indian territories. The Assamese nobilities took refuge in British territories and sought their help to expel the Burmese from Assam. But the Burmese ambition to capture more English territories led to the first Anglo-Burmese war in 1824. The Burmese were defeated and […]

Bangla-Burma bilateralism – Victim of Asymmetric Dyads

Bangla-Burma bilateralism – Victim of Asymmetric Dyads

Myanmar’s chronic martial rule (nowadays tends to improve) imposes upon major impediments towards the minimum maturation of effective bilateral relations with its closest neighbor, Bangladesh which was initiated through the Burmese recognition of Bangladesh as a sovereign state in 1972. Even after passing four decades of bilateralism, asymmetric dyads prevailing over both countries’ regimes syndrome […]

Is India losing the North East

Is India losing the North East

By- Ayekpam Basanta Mangang The Northeast which is known for its natural beauty, scenic landscape and peaceful environment is connected to the rest of India by a narrow strip of land which is known as the Siliguri Corridor in West Bengal. The region’s population which constitutes only about 3.8 percent of the total population of […]

Nature of North East India conflict changes – But New Delhi strategy doesn’t

Nature of North East India conflict changes – But New Delhi strategy doesn’t

By- Bibhu Prasad Routray On November 25, at least two press releases reached the media houses in the Northeast. The first one from the anti-talk Paresh Baruah faction of the ULFA criticised the divisive policies of New Delhi of creating autonomous councils in Assam under the Sixth schedule of the Constitution. The second one from […]

India’s North East Region in 2011 – Declining Violence & Distant Peace

India’s North East Region in 2011 – Declining Violence & Distant Peace

2012 is far near. Former Deputy Director in the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray writes his analytic piece about North East India in the period of 2011. By- Bibhu Prasad Routray 2011 was the year of consolidation of the absence of violence-phenomenon that has dawned in India’s Northeast for the past few […]

China as the Backup of NE Insurgents

China as the Backup of NE Insurgents

By- Col (Retd) Anil Bhat For many years, India has been facing terrorist attacks from many terrorist groups ranging from the Pakistani / Pakistan supported spread all over India, to those insurgent groups of the North East, all actively supported by its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Since a couple of years, China also is an active […]

Maoist Armed Conflict – More than Insurgency

Maoist Armed Conflict – More than Insurgency

An Exclusive on How & Why Insurgencies in Northeast, currently facing the threat of absolute wipe-out, can rise up from its Phoenix ashes to become the most feared and deadliest ever. By- Akashdeep Mahanta The Communist Party of India-Maoist or Naxalites trying to forge links with the insurgent groups of Northeast India is no longer a […]

Conflict Transformation in Assam – Lessons and New Challenges

Conflict Transformation in Assam – Lessons and New Challenges

Assam is experiencing relative peace after decades. Although incidents like the recovery of an IED from a train in the Guwahati railway station on 17 June is a stark reminder of  some of the existing problems, the State can certainly boast of having left a violent past behind. The peace talks with the ULFA, scheduled […]