Internal Security


A PDF version of the report is available here. Executive Summary The era of digitisation may have begun, when the Personal computer became available as a mass market device in the year 1970, when the Altair 8800 was introduced, but it accelerated at great speed in the 2000s, when internet companies figured out how to create […]

On the 15th anniversary of Police Reforms Day, here is a question — why hasn’t the Supreme Court (SC)’s order on police reforms, delivered on September 22, 2006, been implemented yet? What are the impediments to reforms aimed at making the police more efficient, free from extraneous influences, and responsive to people’s needs? The first […]

‘Tactics without strategy are the noise before defeat”. -Sun Tzu Incidents of deaths of security personnel in counter naxal operations are followed by an elaborate charade of condemnation of the dastardly attack, emotional wreath-laying on tricolour-draped coffins, and an unambiguous chest-thumping announcement that ‘culprits will not be spared’. The expansiveness of the pretence is directly […]

In a major setback, 22 policemen drawn from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in an ambush, carried out by the Communist Party of India (Maoist), on April 4 along the border of districts Sukma and Bijapur, in the central state of Chhattisgarh. The CPI (Maoists) is a banned organization, leading an armed […]