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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#19: 08 AUGUST 2016 Assam’s NDFB: A battered militancy that refuses to die   Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract What enables a weak militant outfit with less than 50 cadres to be the most lethal in Assam? Is it due to complacent security forces or the enabling conditions that make even numerically […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#18: 04 AUGUST 2016 An icon retires: Whither anti-AFSPA agitation?  Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Irom Sharmila’s decision to end her 16 year old fast demanding scrapping of the controversial AFSPA does raise several uncomfortable questions regarding the organisation of civil rights movements in conflict ridden states.  – “The quality of a […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#17: 04 JULY 2016 Whats in a name? Unscrambling the Dhaka terror strike  Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Whether global or local jihad consumed the lives of the Bangladeshis and foreigners on 1 July 2016 is irrelevant. An effective counter-terrorism response is about the state’s demonstrated inclination to provide a honest assessment of […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#13: 05 MARCH 2016 CPI-Maoist’s continuing potency Bibhu Prasad Routray  – Abstract Killing of 16 civilians in the worst massacre since 2013 and another three security force personnel in Chhattisgarh by the CPI-Maoist brings back attention on the potency of a declining extremism. The state’s continued achievements in neutralising its cadres does […]

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Email Tweet   EVENT: 09 DECEMBER 2015 Radicalisation: A Growing Security Challenge for India – Bibhu Prasad Routray made a presentation on “Causes of Radicalization” at the 3rd Annual Internal Security Seminar, organised by the Institute of Defence Studies & Analyses, New Delhi, on 9 December 2015, on “Radicalisation: A Growing security challenge for India”. The panel […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#06: 20 NOVEMBER 2015 Islamic State: Patterns of Mobilisation in India  Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Seven specific patterns can be inferred from the mobilisation carried out in support of the Islamic State in India. These patterns help in understanding whether and in what form the Islamic State may be able to reinforce […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#05: 10 NOVEMBER 2015 Dragon in the Himalayas: Expanding Chinese footprints in Nepal Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Chinese footprints in Nepal have consistently expanded in the past decade. Not only that the Chinese investments in the country have increased substantially overtaking India as the largest investor, Mandarin is being seen as […]

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Email Tweet  MANTRAYA BRIEF#10: 24 SEPTEMBER 2015 Profile: Mirza Shadaab Beg of Indian Mujahideen Bibhu Prasad Routray & Manoj Kumar Panigrahi – – Mirza Shadaab Beg alias Engineer was born in Raja ka Quila under Kotwali Police circle in Uttar Pradesh state’s Azamgarh district. Son of Mirza Ahatesham Beg, Shadaab pursued engineering prior to his […]

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Email Tweet EVENT: 24-27 AUGUST 2015 Gulf Research Meeting 2015 – Dr. Shanthie Mariet D’Souza and Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray presented a paper on “India in BRICS and Indo-GCC relations: Assessing Conflicts and Complimentarities” at the 2015 Gulf Research Meeting (GRM), University of Cambridge, between 24-27 August 2015. The GRM has been established by the Gulf Research Center […]

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Email Tweet  MANTRAYA BRIEF#08: 07 AUGUST 2015 Profile: Mohsin Chaudhary of Indian Mujahideen Bibhu Prasad Routray & Manoj Kumar Panigrahi – – Born on 6 November 1980, Mohsin Ismail Chaudhary alias Sayyed is one of the three sons of Ismail Ibrahim Choudhary residing in Manisha Complex in Mitha Nagar area of Kondhwa Khurd in Pune city. […]

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