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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#12: 30 MARCH 2017 Future trajectory of Left-wing extremism in India     – Bibhu Prasad Routray   – Abstract Declining ability among the left-wing extremists (LWE)  to orchestrate attacks and the state’s purported capacity to find support among the traditional recruitment base of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) are the […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA OCCASIONAL PAPER #02: 28 JANUARY 2017 Enduring Dilemmas: Nepali Insurgency Redux – Thomas A. Marks, Ph.D.   – Abstract Though touted as acceptance of political reintegration, the Nepali Maoist move to end the 1996-2006 overt hostilities was at the time tactical rather than strategic. The party had no intention of supporting a parliamentary […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#06: 03 OCTOBER 2016 India: Lessons from ‘surgical strikes’ in Myanmar – Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract It is not a commentary on the ability of the Indian army to carry out surgical strikes. Such strikes do not come with an element of success woven into them. And yet before […]

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Email Tweet VOICES FROM THE REGION#02: 22 AUGUST 2016 Kashmir: Blame game isn’t Policy   – – – – – – – Raja Muzaffar Bhat  – – Abstract Kashmir is on a boil. In the absence of political measures, the situation can further worsen. The discourse over bringing normalcy to Kashmir must be based on […]

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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#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 INTERACTION#01: 20 JUNE 2016 The Kashmir Conundrum  Interaction with Dr. Ashok Bhan – How will you describe the current situation in Jammu & Kashmir? The security situation in Jammu & Kashmir has been improving continuously since 2001. In the last five years,  terrorism related incidents have gone down to less than 200 per […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA OCCASIONAL PAPER #01: 27 MAY 2016 Sri Lanka: Assessment of the End-Game – Thomas A. Marks, Ph.D.   – Much has already been written concerning the dramatic climax of three decades of war in Sri Lanka (see map).  Still, much remains to be assessed.  This is imperative, for the conflict, one of the […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#14: 26 MAY 2016 Profile: Abdul Rehman Rauf of Jaish-e-Mohammad Partha Chakraborty   Abstract Abdul Rehman Rauf is the second in command in the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM)’s power hierarchy and is arguably the most important person in charge of taking key decisions in the outfit. He has played key role in several terrorist […]

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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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