Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicCounter-insurgency

Topic: Counter-insurgency

Not just AFSPA, India must reboot counter-insurgency strategy & free Army from it

India’s current internal security threats and residual insurgencies in the northeast and J&K do not warrant deployment of the armed forces.

Modi govt’s order to reduce AFSPA in Assam, Manipur & Nagaland bold. Kashmir should be next

For generations, Indian discussions on counterinsurgency have been curiously amnesiac. Modi govt needs to see that the problem isn't AFSPA.

Army echoing Modi’s ‘all is well’ line in Kashmir risks losing initiative to Pakistan

In Kashmir, the Modi govt is seeking political gains for BJP instead of finding a solution to insurgency.

‘Over in under 1 minute’ — How 3 am raid ended with ‘encounter’ of ex-militant in Shillong

On 13 August, police shot dead former HNLC militant Cherishterfield Thangkhiew, leading to violence and then curfew in Shillong.

How India’s Maoist counter-insurgency is being undone by a flawed security strategy

The ambush of a joint CRPF and state police team in Chhattisgarh shows the training and tactics have to be better than the ragtag Maoists. Jammu and Kashmir is a good example.

Shopian ‘encounter’ shows why Army officers need ethics training for troops in conflict zones

The Army has admitted fault in the recent killing of three Kashmiri youth in Amshipora in a fake encounter and is working towards ensuring justice.

Is Kashmir militancy beginning to ebb? Last decade trend shows it could be another false dawn

Official data shows 118 militants have been killed, and recruitment has dipped 48% so far this year. But a 2010 lull like this had ended with a new phase of militancy.

Burden of India’s internal conflicts are on smaller states with limited political clout: Data

There are consistent regional imbalances in the composition of Army, BSF and CRPF, with some states appearing to be dramatically over-represented.

Ajit Ranade on govt’s dependency on RBI, Mahesh Vyas on job slowdown, focus on exports asks Gurcharan Das

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

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PM Modi calls upon spiritual centres to inspire startups

Dear PM Modi, only you can stop Hindutva brigade that attacks Islamic history for attention

The question is, when is PM Modi going to tell the Hindutva brigade that attacking India's rich history isn’t what sets his soul on fire?

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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