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Maoism and Counter Terrorism - Defence and Security Alert

Bloodbath in Chattisgarh by Kamal Davar

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Author: Kamal Davar
The 20th century patriarch of revolutionary warfare, Chinese Communist supremo, Mao Tse-Tung had succinctly observed that “Revolutionary warfare is never confined within the bounds of military action because its purpose is to destroy an existing society and its institutions and to replace them with a completely new structure.”

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Maoist Problem And National Security by V Balachandran

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Author: V Balachandran IPS (Retd)
After the Japanese ended their occupation in Philippines (1942) 6,000 sq miles of the richest rice growing area in Luzon, called as “Huklandia” came to be dominated by the Hukbalahap (Huks for short), a united front of Communist peasants. At the peak of their rebellion they commanded 15,000 guerrillas and 1,00,000 clandestine members.

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Status of Naxalism: Strategic Options by Lt Gen VK Ahluwalia

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Author: Lt Gen VK Ahluwalia, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VSM (Retd)
Going by the statistical data of last seven years and recent spate of successes achieved by the SF and the state police in the naxal-affected areas give an indication that the movement has reached its plateau.

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Maoism: Militarisation of the conflict Usage of Air Power by Wg Cdr AN Hanfee

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Author: Wg Cdr AN Hanfee Vr C (Retd)
An excellent analysis of the role of Air Power in the ongoing anti-Maoist operations. The use of Air Power here has to adapt itself to minimising collateral damage during offensive operations on one hand yet create a militarily advantageous situation for ground forces on the other.

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Technology: Behavioural complexity on the battlefield by Dr Rupali Jeswal and Damien Martin

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Author: Dr Rupali Jeswal and Damien Martin
Maoist soldiers have been known to utilise TRX, AK-47s, INSAS rifles et al, but are now obtaining more and more sophisticated weaponry. Implementing sophisticated weaponry speeds up the conversion from Guerrilla zone to their so-called: “Liberated Zone”. Adding new technological variables to their existing equation not only reinforces their ability to reach goals faster; it provides a greater challenge for existing governments to combat them.

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Role of Science and Technology to Counter Terrorism by Prof Arvind Kumar

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Author: Prof (Dr) Arvind Kumar
Any analysis on the role of science and technology to counter terrorism will be incomplete unless and until the nature of threat which the nation state like India has been confronting especially from the non-state actors for the last two decades in particular is articulated and explained. The evaluation of the nature of the threat would reflect the emerging vulnerabilities of targets in civil society.

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Critical Infrastructure Protection And Hazardous Material Threats by Robert L Domenici and Steve Melito

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Author: Robert L Domenici and Steve Melito
Two experienced American Security Professionals offer sound advice on the terrorist threat to critical infrastructure and potential attacks using Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT). Leaders must remain vigilant against all types of threats and the citizens in our democracies must lobby them to do so. To lead and advocate effectively, it’s important to understand all aspects of critical infrastructure protection.

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