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#4850, 16 March 2015
Red Affairs
Return of the Native: CPI-Maoist in Kerala

Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray writes why the Kerala government must take the CPI-Maoist threat seriously
#4841, 23 February 2015
Red Affairs
The Rising Civilian Costs of the State-Vs-Extremists Conflict

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray writes why civilians always pay the heaviest price in the war between the State and Left Wing Extremists
#4777, 15 December 2014
Red Affairs
Maoist Attack on the CRPF: Time for New Counter-strategies

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray questions the competency and aptness of the policies employed by the Indian government to tackle Maoist insurgency
#4741, 17 November 2014
Red Affairs
Naxal Violence: Challenges to Jharkhand Polls

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray looks at why indications of reduced violence may not serve as a parameter of state success in countering LWE
#4705, 20 October 2014
Red Affairs
Naxalites and the Might of a Fragile Revolution

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray takes stock of the CPI-Maoist insurgency and the Indian government's new policy to counter the insurgents
#4657, 15 September 2014
Red Affairs
Six Thousand Plus Killed: The Naxal Ideology of Violence

Bibhu Prasad Routray blames the naxal leadership for advocating bloodshed and annihilation

#4608, 18 August 2014
Red Affairs
Anti-Naxal Operations: Seeking Refuge in Symbolism

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray highlights the current state of affairs resulting from the policy stagnation that marks the anti-Naxal initiative
#4585, 23 July 2014
Nepal: Flawed Nature of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Subin Nepal explains the flawed nature of Nepal's  Truth and Reconciliation Commission and suggests ways forward
#4575, 24 July 2014
Combating Maoism: Lessons from Jharkhand
Saneya Arif looks at how Jharkhand has been able to successfully counter Maoism within the state
#4572, 21 July 2014
Red Affairs
A 'New' Counter-Naxal Action Plan

Bibhu Prasad Routray analyses the new 29-point Action Plan evolved by India's Ministry of Home Affairs to address left wing extremism
#4563, 14 July 2014
Himalayan Frontier
Federalism and Nepal: Internal Differences

Pramod Jaiswal analyses the debate on federalism in Nepal and the difference in the narratives between marginalised communities and the high hill elites
#4514, 16 June 2014
Red Affairs
Tackling Naxal Violence: An Agenda for the New Indian Government

Bibhu Prasad Routray makes recommendations for the new government in New Delhi towards tackling left-wing extremism
#4445, 19 May 2014
Red Affairs
Naxalism: The Insufficiency of a Force-Centric Approach

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray says that the political leadership must inject vigour into what remains a mostly a sluggish civil administrative establishment
#4395, 21 April 2014
Red Affairs
Naxal Violence: Old Challenges for the New Government

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray says that left-wing extremism will continue to be a developmental and governance challenge in the foreseeable future
#4341, 17 March 2014
Red Affairs
Combating Naxal Violence: Transient and Permanent Success

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray comments on the importance of a strategy that ensures the gradual shrinking of areas that witness Maoist attacks
#4273, 26 January 2014
Year in Review
Left-wing Extremism 2013: The Threat Continues

Dr N Manohran provides the highlights of the naxal conflict in India during 2013
The Naxal Problem:Understanding Issues, Challenges and Alternative Approaches
13 January 2012 , 0930 - 1830 hours

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Securing Indian Cities: Learning from European Experiences
9 December 2011 , 1200 - 1400 hours

Naxal Arrested in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh
New Indian Express, 26 March 2014
A Naxal `commander', who carried a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head, was arrested in the Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh, police said.Among other incidents, he was allegedly involved in the ambush in Dhaudai in which 27 CRPF troopers were killed...

Chhattisgarh: Naxal camp busted, arms seized
Indian Express, 17 March 2014
Ahead of the first phase of election in 70 Assembly seats and 10 Lok Sabha seats in Naxal-dominated districts of Orissa, security forces achieved a major success when they busted a Maoist camp operating in the Chhattisgarh forests on the state border.The...

Indian Mujahideen (IM) tried to contact Nepal Maoists: NIA
Mizo News, 24 February 2014
New Delhi: Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal tried to contact Maoists of Nepal to seek their help in carrying out terror strikes in India, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said in the charge sheet filed against him.Investigation has...

Maoist leader arrested in Bihar
Hindu, 15 February 2014
The Bihar police on Saturday arrested Maoist Ram Pravesh Baitha alias Satish, allegedly in charge of Bihar operations, along with Pravesh Mishra, an alleged arms supplier to the Maoists, Amit Kumar, IG-Operations, said. A team of the Special Task Force...

Police lens on people with Naxal links
The Asian Age, 22 January 2014
The Chhattisgarh police has begun a probe into alleged link of some industrialists, businessmen and politicians in the state with Naxals following interrogation of two Maoist associates, arrested here recently. “The two arrested Maoist associates...

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Charting Global Transitions
IPCS Annual 2015
Special Report 178
IPCS Forecasts: Naxal Violence in 2015
Bibhu Prasad Routray
Special Report 173
Patterns of Naxal Recruitment
Uddipan Mukherjee
Issue Brief 253
Contemporary Naxal Movement in India: New Trends, State Responses and Recommendations
Rajat Kumar Kujur
Research Paper 27
Second National Dialogue on the Naxal Problem: Mapping the Motivations and Local Support
Conference Report 43
The Naxal Problem: Understanding the Issues, Challenges and Alternative Approaches
Aryaman Bhatnagar , Annapoorna Karthika , Anureet Rai , Amruta Karambelkar , Sanghita Datta and Medha Chaturvedi
Conference Report 38
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2011
Conference Report 32
Countering the Naxalites: Deploying the Armed Forces
PR Chari
Special Report 89
Banning the Naxalites: What Next?
Rajat Kumar Kujur
Issue Brief 109
Terrorism and Armed Violence in India: An Analysis of Events in 2008
Devyani Srivastava
Special Report 71
Armed Conflicts in South Asia, 2009
Edited by Rekha Chakravarthi
Conference Report 15
Failure or Functional Anarchy?: Understanding Weak/Failing States in South Asia
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 100
Naxal Conflict in 2008: An Assessment
Issue Brief 93
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2008: Growing Violence
D Suba Chandran and PR Chari (eds.)
New Delhi: Routledge, 2008

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