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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#03: 02 JULY 2015 Islamic State and the South Asian Caliphate Surya Valliappan Krishna – Abstract The argument that South Asia in general and India in particular would maintain its insularity from the Islamic State’s influence is delusional. The threat for India is real and could be far more lethal than […]

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Email Tweet  MANTRAYA BRIEF#07: 30 JUNE 2015 Profile: Amir Reza Khan of Indian Mujahideen Bibhu Prasad Routray & Manoj Kumar Panigrahi – – Born on 5 January 1978, Amir Reza Khan, alias Parvez (also known as Rizwan and Muttaki) was one of the four sons of Ishaque Ali Khan and Hasina residing in Beniapukur’s Mafidal […]

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Event: India’s Northeast & Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities




Email Tweet   EVENT: 25-26 JUNE 2015 India’s Northeast & Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities – Bibhu Prasad Routray chaired a technical session “The Northeastern region in India’s Foreign Policy: Implications for India-ASEAN relations” in an international conference, “India’s Northeast & Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities”, organised by the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies and Management, School […]

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Email Tweet –  Mantraya Team/ Advisers / Friends in the Media – – Shanthie Mariet D’Souza, “Nato Drawdown from Afghanistan: Can Regional Cooperation be a Game Changer?”, Huffington Post,  22 June 2015. – Bibhu Prasad Routray quoted in a media report on the Indian Army’s operations against the NSCN-K militants in Myanmar, “Respect other’s sovereignty: […]

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Event: Jihadist Insurgency Conference




Email Tweet EVENT: 28-29 MAY 2015 Jihadist Insurgency Conference – Shanthie Mariet D’Souza and Bibhu Prasad Routray presented a paper titled, “Jihadist Landscape in Jammu & Kashmir” at the two-day ‘Jihadist Insurgency Conference’, hosted by the Trends Research & Advisory and the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR) at the King’s College, […]

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Event: NATO Drawdown from Afghanistan: Challenges & Opportunities




Email Tweet EVENT: 20-21 MAY 2015 NATO drawdown from Afghanistan: Challenges & Opportunities – Shanthie Mariet D’Souza presented a paper titled, “International Intervention in Afghanistan: Prospects for Peace & Stability in the Transformation Decade”, at the International Conference “NATO drawdown from Afghanistan: Challenges & Opportunities”, organised by the Department of Political Science, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#06: 19 MAY 2015 IEDs: Preferred weapons without a counter M A Athul – Abstract IEDs have become the weapons of choice for militant groups and non state actors in asymmetric warfare of the 21st century. While these affordable, yet potent weapons have sustained the militant groups’ ability to stay in the fight, […]

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Event: Trends in Terrorism & Implications for Global Security




Email Tweet EVENT: 16 MAY 2015 Trends in Terrorism & Implications for Global Security – Shanthie Mariet D’Souza chaired a session titled, “Challenges to Global Security” at the international conference “Trends in Terrorism & Implications for Global Security”, organised jointly by the Konard Adenauer Stiftung and the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi at […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#05: 07 MAY 2015 Reclaiming India’s Air Space Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract New Delhi needs to worry with Chinese satellites taking over the air space in South Asia using a predatory pricing mechanism. The official policy striving towards a Digital India must take note of the past performance of ISRO and […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#02: 26 APRIL 2015 President Ghani’s visit to India: New Beginnings Shanthie Mariet D’Souza – Abstract The pessimism in New Delhi’s strategic circles emanating from Kabul’s tilt towards Pakistan and China notwithstanding, President Ghani’s visit can mark the beginning of a clear road map of India’s engagement strategy to protect its key […]

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