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Police and Counterinsurgency

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.


Understanding Policing
Understanding Insurgency and Counterinsurgency
India’s Counterinsurgencies: A General Overview
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
Full Spectrum COIN: Some Case Studies
Appendix A
Data Highlights: Scheduled Tribes of Tripura (Census of India, 2001)

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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ISBN: 9789351507475