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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Ops and optics

Governments don’t sing about covert operations. Our strategic communication needs a lot more maturity.

Nation formation is a more complex job than chest-thumping about military might

The question that really need to be asked is: Is securing a modern nation such a simple act of bravado, especially in a complex neighbourhood?

India strikes back

Not since 1971 has India had the guts to hit back as decisively and swiftly as it did on the June 9, 2015. For once we have been able to take out militants and their camps across the Myanmar border sending a clear message to the world that if they mess with us they will have to face the consequences.

Empires of poppies

Myanmar’s drug boom is worrying. Insurgents in the Northeast could tap into it.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...