Red Affairs by Bibhu Prasad Routray
Bibhu Prasad Routray
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  • 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 imp ...
  • COVID-19 and its ‘Low’ Impact on the LWE Movement
    Bibhu Prasad Routray   ·    22 Jun, 2020   ·    5697
    As 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
    Weakened 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 ...
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