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India’s Alienated Neighbours And Homeland Security - DSA

Centripetal Consequences by Dr Ajai Sahni

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Author: Dr Ajai Sahni
The crucial question is, with these enduring threats since the moment of India's birth, what has been the quality and quantum of our responses? With subversive, terrorist and insurgent movements multiplying over the decades, in most cases receiving support from one or more of India's neighbours, what has the Indian state done to secure its own soil?

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Containing The Maoist Menace by Lt Gen Dalip Bhardwaj

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Author: Lt Gen Dalip Bhardwaj PVSM, VSM (Retd)
Maoist / Naxalite movement started in 1967 by Charu Majumdar who staged an uprising in Naxalbari, West Bengal, against the seizure of peasants land by local landlords. The movement spread to the neighbouring states of Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Assam after 1977. The base was drawn from the tribal and rural poor fighting for equitable rights and land reforms.

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India’s Troubled Neighbourhood by Maj Gen Dipankar Banerjee

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Author: Maj Gen Dipankar Banerjee AVSM (Retd)
Concerned as we are with the present, today’s geopolitical reality cannot be undone and not many would wish to see it altered. Even our limited attempts at South Asian cooperation have floundered in the face of constant disharmony and distrust.

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Enhancing Maritime Security - Across Oceans by Dr Vijay Sakhuja

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Author: Dr Vijay Sakhuja
Issues relating to the expansion of the trilateral initiative to include other smaller Indian Ocean littoral countries were also discussed at the National Security Advisor (NSA) level trilateral meetings.

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Myanmar And Bangladesh - Utopian Hopes And Silver Linings by Lt Col Rajiv Ghosh

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Author: Lt Col Rajiv Ghosh SM (Retd)
The threat to India is from the potential dominance of Myanmar by another power. This can happen when Myanmar paves that way for dominance. China happens to be among the top five exporters of arms in the world and transfers approximately 8 per cent of its total exports to Myanmar. Does Bangladesh need to be worried about external threat and aggression? If yes, then from whom or from which country?  So does Bangladesh really have to partake 7 per cent of arms export from China?

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