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Police and Counterinsurgency
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Police and Counterinsurgency
The Untold Story of Tripura’s COIN Campaign

First Edition


March 2016 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

How Good Policing Can Help Fight Insurgencies In Conflict-Ridden Societies.

Globally, the role of local police has been receiving increased attention following conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The criminalization of insurgent networks coupled with the growing nexus of warlords and drug lords and porous borders in many conflict areas have also bolstered the case for good policing.

 This book makes a case for the increased role of local/state police in counterinsurgency (COIN) operations by citing the successful implementation of this strategy in the state of Tripura led by the author himself. This makes Tripura the only state after Punjab and Andhra Pradesh where the police have taken full control of such operations. The work combines rigorous scholarship and research on general policing and COIN operations with incisive analysis of multiple insurgencies/terrorist movements in India.

 


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE
 
Understanding Policing
 
Understanding Insurgency and Counterinsurgency
 
India’s Counterinsurgencies: A General Overview
 
PART TWO
 
A Thematic Overview of Insurgencies in India’s Northeast
 
An Overview of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Tripura
 
Police Response to Insurgency in Tripura
 
Discussion and Conclusion
 
PART THREE
 
Full Spectrum COIN: Some Case Studies
 
Appendix A
 
Data Highlights: Scheduled Tribes of Tripura (Census of India, 2001)
 
Bibliography
 
Index

This book is a timely reminder for strategists, social activists and scholars struggling for solutions to insurgency.

The Hindu, 14 August, 2016
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How Good Policing Can Help Fight Insurgencies In Conflict-Ridden Societies.

Globally, the role of local police has been receiving increased attention following conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The criminalization of insurgent networks coupled with the growing nexus of warlords and drug lords and porous borders in many conflict areas have also bolstered the case for good policing.

This book makes a case for the increased role of local/state police in counterinsurgency (COIN) operations by citing the successful implementation of this strategy in the state of Tripura led by the author himself. This makes Tripura the only state after Punjab and Andhra Pradesh where the police have taken full control of such operations. The work combines rigorous scholarship and research on general policing and COIN operations with incisive analysis of multiple insurgencies/terrorist movements in India.

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