Counter-militancy in India's North East

Counter-militancy in India's North East

Perils of covert operations

The debate over the Indian Army's Special Forces raid against National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) insurgents on Myanmarese territory has produced two main reactions. 

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Why the Modi government decided to deliberately leak information about the Myanmar strikes

A behind-the-scenes reconstruction of the daring Special Forces attacks on North Eastern rebel groups.  
Counter-militancy in India's North East

Conflating India’s cross-border raid with Pakistan is terrible statecraft

Acrude, insensitive misrepresentation of a cross-border raid for political mileage that undeservedly named and shamed a friendly country like Myanmar.

Counter-militancy in India's North East

Why these military operations should stay covert

Surgical strikes in enemy territory, which go back to the time of Alauddin Khilji, have always been kept a secret by Indian forces.
Counter-militancy in India's North East

Covert should remain covert

The political posturing in the wake of the Myanmar operation undermines India’s long-term interests.

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