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Email Tweet MANTRAYA OCCASIONAL PAPER #05: 26 FEBRUARY 2018 Redefining Extremism in Central Asia – Roger Kangas, Ph.D.   – Abstract For over twenty years, the Central Asian states have faced periodic challenges of violent extremist groups and radical ideologies. These have varied among the countries, in terms of intensity, motivation, and methods, requiring the states […]

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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 ANALYSIS#04: 29 JULY 2015 Gurdaspur terror attack: Reigniting the Khalistan dream?  Bibhu Prasad Routray & Surya Valliappan Krishna – Abstract The terror attack in Gurdaspur on 27 July 2015 points at an expanded game plan by the terror outfits and their sponsors in Pakistan. A bloody Punjab fits well into the […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#02: 16 JULY 2015 Islamic State’s Indian Brigade – Surya Valliappan Krishna & Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Over the past year,  a number of Indians and people of Indian origin have been associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Mantraya.org profiles these individuals who have shared different […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#01: 13 JULY 2015 Made in Myanmar: Small Arms for North-eastern Insurgents Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract In addition to the Chinese-manufactured small arms that land up regularly in the hands of the insurgents operating in India’s northeast, Myanmar is emerging of late as a significant source of such weapons. At […]

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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: 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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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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