Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: Insurgency

With Burhan, Naikoo, Musa dead, Kashmir sees a shift towards ‘faceless’ militancy again

Year 2020 has seen the second highest militant recruitment in the last decade. According to police, outfits are now looking at ‘faceless commanders’ for the next phase of militancy.

Doval using insurgents to distract Islamabad from Kashmir — retd Pakistan Air Force officer

In an article titled ‘Doval’s dirty war’, retired Pakistan Air Vice Marshal Shahzad Chaudhary alleges that the scrapping J&K's special status was the handiwork of India's NSA.

End NSCN-IM’s dadagiri in the northeast. Nagaland deserves peace

How many agreements is the government of India expected to negotiate with the rebel Nagas? The NSCN-IM needs to be shown its place, and peace deal signed.

Strengthen counter-infiltration grid by moving 10 RR battalions from terror operations

If India’s only strategy is to militarily manage insurgency from Pakistan in Kashmir, then our counter-infiltration certainly needs a review.

Ban on high-speed internet not proving enough to prevent rising violence in Kashmir

Officials involved with counter-insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir are concerned about rising violence in the Union territory.

How Modi govt resolves Naga issue will have a lesson on handling Kashmir, Manipur

The moral of the Naga story is that strategy evolved by India to tackle insurgencies requires patience and perseverance, and must never be abandoned.

Pulwama shows alienated youth who don’t fear death are the biggest challenge in J&K

The alienation of the post-1990 generation is a result of nearly three decades of violence in Jammu and Kashmir.

Beyond Congress or BJP, Mizoram elections hold a lesson for post-insurgency politics

Mizoram assembly elections prove that normalisation of electoral process roots out insurgency.

Army officers are asked about AFSPA in tests, they know its gravity

AFSPA doesn’t provide legal cover to troops indulging in rape, loot or any such headline-making activity.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.