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PWG is looking beyond Andhra
Domestic Politics and Governance | Defence and Security | State Level Politics | Internal Security Oct 13, 2003

PWG is looking beyond Andhra

ATTACKING the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr Chandrababu Naidu, on October 1, 2003, is most spectacular act that Naxalites of the People's War (formerly People's War Group or PWG) have carried out till date. The rebels have not only proved that they have the ...

Maulana Azam Tariq
International Affairs | Neighbourhood | Terrorism Oct 13, 2003

Maulana Azam Tariq

There are quite a few things which are known about Maulana Azam Tariq, chief of the banned Sunni extremist group, Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP), who was shot dead in broad daylight in Islamabad on October 6. What is not so well-known is that the Maulana and his ...

Of Democracy and Terrorism
International Affairs | Neighbourhood | Terrorism Oct 09, 2003

Of Democracy and Terrorism

Whoever thought that ¿terrorising¿ the people of one¿s own country through dictatorial methods is equivalent to terrorism, as generally understood, is learning a new lesson in Iraq. With the failure to prove that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass-destruction even months after the despot¿s exit, ...

India-Myanmar Energy cooperation
International Affairs | Neighbourhood | Energy | Economic Diplomacy Sep 29, 2003

India-Myanmar Energy cooperation

India's urgent requirements for hydrocarbons seem to be prompting it to look for proverbial strange bedfellows. Shrugging off the ideological baggage of the Cold War era and the Nehruvian idealism, India is all set to pursue a realistic foreign policy.

India-Bangladesh Energy Non-Cooperation
International Affairs | Neighbourhood | Energy | Energy Security Sep 29, 2003

India-Bangladesh Energy Non-Cooperation

Indian diplomacy seems to be drawing a blank when it comes to regional cooperation involving fine diplomacy and seasoned statecraft. The recent events relating to India's attempts towards getting natural gas from Bangladesh and Myanmar and the negative response from Bangladesh suggest that it is ...

India and the Trans-Afghan Gas pipeline
International Affairs | Neighbourhood | Economics and Finance | Energy | Energy Access | Oil, Gas and Renewables Sep 29, 2003

India and the Trans-Afghan Gas pipeline

India has decided to adopt a wait and watch approach to the ongoing negotiations that aim to revive the trans-Afghan gas Pipeline (TAP) project. The proposed US$ 2.5 billion gas pipeline project is expected to transfer of 30 billion cubic meters of natural gas

Beyond Gas: A case for Future Power
Energy | Energy Security | Oil, Gas and Renewables Sep 29, 2003

Beyond Gas: A case for Future Power

This paper is an outline of existing energy systems - the demand and supply factors and trends seen within the framework of demographic pressures, environmental concerns and eventual possibility of fossil fuels running out.

Pakistan's new Kashmir offensive
International Affairs | Neighbourhood | Defence and Security | Terrorism Sep 17, 2003

Pakistan's new Kashmir offensive

Kashmir is in trouble. Several incidents in quick succession that shattered peace in the State over the past few weeks are ominous. Trouble brewing in the Middle East, the regrouping of the Al Qaeda and various elements of terror groups, their re-emergence from the badlands ...

Building a 'Strategic Oil Reserve' for India
Energy Security | Oil, Gas and Renewables Aug 30, 2003

Building a 'Strategic Oil Reserve' for India

After years of conceiving the idea of Strategic Oil Reserve, the Indian government seems to be moving in the right direction in a resolute manner. Recent statements by both the Prime Minister and the Petroleum Minister about building strategic storage facilities to gear up the ...

PWG Firepower Increasing
Defence and Security | State Level Politics | National Politics | Internal Security Aug 22, 2003

PWG Firepower Increasing

Left-wing extremists, Naxalites of the People's War Group (PWG), have traveled a long away from fielding hand-held, traditional farm tools as weapons. Their sagacity is, indeed, amazing. Perhaps, to state in a lighter vein, they would give a complex to India's defence technologists, if not ...

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