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Pre-poll clashes erupt in parts of Manipur, January 2017

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Turmoil in Manipur

Manipur has been facing internal issues over the past few months, both politically and in terms of national security. Manipur is one of the five states where Assembly elections are being held.

This discussion will explore the long blockade in the state, the political ramifications of the blockade, and issues related to the election.


Col. R. Hariharan (retd.) is a former military intelligence officer of the Indian Army. He has headed the Military Intelligence wing of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) in Sri Lanka.

The timing of the event is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Conference Hall, ORF Chennai