Internal Security

Difference Between Naxalism and Maoism

December 21, 2015

Naxalism originated as a peasant rebellion from Naxalbari in West Bengal.  We use the terms Naxalism and Maoism interchangeably for the same Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in India. Naxalism and Maoism: Comparison While Naxalism originated in India, Maoism in China. The common thread between the two is...

Difference Between Internal and External Security

December 18, 2015

The dictionary meaning of security is protection from harm. National security is the protection of state and citizens from all kinds of national crises using political, military, economic or diplomatic power. The two aspects of National Security are Internal and External Security. Kautilya has written that a...

ULFA and Assam Insurgency

December 23, 2014

ULFA is the oldest outfit of Assam, founded by Paresh Baruah in April 1979, with the aim of liberating Assam “from the Indian colonial regime” through “armed struggle” and to bring about a “radical transformation of the Assamese society through scientific socialism”. This outfit had its support...

Manipur Insurgency

December 23, 2014

In ancient times, Manipur was known as Meitei Kingdom. During British Era, it was under princely state of Kangleipak since 1891. Via a Manipur Merger Agreement, the princely state acceded to the Union on 15th October 1949 when Maharaja Bodhachandra ceded “full and exclusive authority, jurisdiction and...