Red Affairs by Bibhu Prasad Routray
Left-Wing Extremism in India: Lessons from Gadchiroli
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 26 Nov, 2021 · 5794
Counter-insurgency literature puts the limit on
the effective functionality of an insurgent group to about a decade. Globally, the optimum possibility of an
insurgency achieving its desired result has been within the first decade of its
Left-wing Extremism: A Tentative Pathway to a Solution
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 06 Oct, 2021 · 5789
“I request all Hon'ble Chief Ministers
to focus on what we term as good governance. The Hon'ble Home Minister has also
laid emphasis on this aspect of the management and containment strategy. This
would include effective implementation ...
Chhattisgarh Massacre: Responding to Battlefield Setbacks
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 13 Apr, 2021 · 5761
Within a span of less than two weeks, 28
security force (SF) personnel were killed in Chhattisgarh by left-wing
extremists from the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist).
The first attack, on 23 March 2021, involving
COVID-19 and its ‘Low’ Impact on the LWE Movement
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 22 Jun, 2020 · 5697
the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks widespread socio-economic disruption across India,
what could be its impact on the Left-Wing Extremism (LWE-affected) theatres?
Would the pandemic affect the fighting potential of the extremists? Would it ...
Maoist Attack in Chhattisgarh: The Devil is in the Details
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 31 Mar, 2020 · 5671
In the evening of 22 March, 17 security personnel were
killed in an attack carried out by the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)
in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district. 14 more personnel were injured, two of them,
critically. In th ...
Debates within the Counter-LWE Policy
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 28 Oct, 2019 · 5627
On 14 October,
India’s National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, speaking at the inaugural
session of the National Conference of Chiefs of Anti-Terror Squads/Special Task
Force organised by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), seemed ...
It’s Still a Stalemate in the LWE Hotbed
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 18 Sep, 2019 · 5622
insurgencies tend to negotiate. Such decision may be a tactic to buy time,
defer defeat, protect their leaders and cadres, or simply to salvage whatever
little is possible in a war that these armed movements have no hope of winn ...
Researching the Unresearched: Left-Wing Extremism and the Future Rules of Governance
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 19 Aug, 2019 · 5612
In the last week of
July 2019, a brother and sister pair, in a representation of the two principal
adversaries in India’s left-wing extremism (LWE)-affected heartland, came
face-to-face. In Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, Vetti Rama, ...
Reviving Jagargunda in Chhattisgarh's Security and Governance Vacuum
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 11 Jul, 2019 · 5597
In June 2019, 13
years after it was demolished by Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)
cadres using IEDs, a school in Jagargunda in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district has reopened.
Apart from being a centre of learning for tribal ch ...
Is ‘Human Rights’ Making a Comeback to Chhattisgarh’s Counter-Naxal Doctrine?
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 22 Mar, 2019 · 5569
Regime changes often are
harbingers of major policy shifts. The Congress party which ended the Bharatiya
Janata Party’s (BJP) 15-year rule in Chhattisgarh state in the elections to the
legislative assembly held in November 2018 has the ...