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    SATP, or the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP) publishes the South Asia Intelligence Review, and is a product of The Institute for Conflict Management, a non-Profit Society set up in 1997 in New Delhi, and which is committed to the continuous evaluation and resolution of problems of internal security in South Asia. The Institute was set up on the initiative of, and is presently headed by, its President, Mr. K.P.S. Gill, IPS (Retd).

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  • India: Persisting Irritants In Mizoram0

    By SATP 17 March 2020 By M.A. Athul* Mizoram did not witness a single insurgency-related fatality for the fourth consecutive year in 2019. The last insurgency-linked fatality was reported on March 28, 2015, when three Policemen were killed in an ambush by militants of the Democratic faction of Hmar People’s Convention (HPC-D) near Zokhawthiang in

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  • India: Beginning Of An End In Nagaland?0

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    • November 6, 2019

    November 4, 2019 By SATP By M.A. Athul* Marking a possible final phase of India’s longest enduring insurgency, the deadlock between the Government of India (GoI) and National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) was broken on October 31, 2019, with the NSCN-IM agreeing to sign a peace deal. Both parties, according to reports, have

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  • India-Myanmar: NSCN-K Steady Depletion1

    By SATP 16 July 2019 By M.A. Athul* The Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) launched the second phase of its Operation Sunrise-2, in the vicinity of Lahe and Nayun townships in the Sagaing Region of Myanmar, along the India-Myanmar border, targeting Indian Insurgent Groups (IIGs) based in Myanmar. The operation lasted 23 days – May 16 to

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  • SOUTH ASIA INTELLIGENCE REVIEW [SAIR]0

    SOUTH ASIA INTELLIGENCE REVIEW-Volume-17-No-52-Monday, June 24, 2019 Data and assessments from SAIR can be freely published in any form with credit to the South Asia Intelligence Review of the South Asia Terrorism Portal. Weekly Assessments & Briefings Volume 17, No. 52, June 24, 2019 ASSESSMENT •             PAKISTAN: Misplaced Expectations – Ajit Kumar Singh •             INDIA:

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  • India: Destabilizing Gambit In Tripura0

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    • February 6, 2019

    By SATP   6 February 2019 By M.A. Athul* On January 29, 2019, the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), a Tripura based tribal political party, an ally of the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), along with another 10 political parties of the Northeast, met in Guwahati, the capital of neighbouring Assam, to announce their opposition to the Citizenship

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  • India: Maoist Vengeance 0

    July 3, 2018 SATP By Deepak Kumar Nayak* On June 26, 2018, seven jawans of the Jharkhand Jaguar Force were reportedly killed and another four injured, when the cadres of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) carried out a landmine blast and subsequently opened fire on the security personnel in the Chinjo area near a

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  • Afghanistan-Pakistan: Border Headaches 0

    July 3, 2018 SATP By Tushar Ranjan Mohanty* On June 24, 2018, a Pakistan Army soldier, identified as Sepoy Niaz Ali, was killed in an exchange of fire across the Pak-Afghan border in the North Waziristan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) [the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on May 31,

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  • Sri Lanka: Advancing An Unfinished Agenda 0

    June 26, 2018 SATP   By S. Binodkumar Singh* On June 13, 2018, the Sri Lankan Cabinet ratified the Office for Reparations Bill to be enacted by Parliament for the payment of reparations to war-affected and missing persons. However, there was resistance within the Cabinet against the proposed reparation formula, which includes benefits to families

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  • India: Insecure Northeast Border 0

    June 26, 2018 SATP By Giriraj Bhattacharjee* On June 17, 2018, militants of the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) laid an ambush near the Tenyak River on the outskirts of Aboi Town in the Mon District of Nagaland, along the India-Myanmar border, killing two Security Force personnel. The deceased were identified as Hawaldar Fateh

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  • Pakistan: Will The Tail Wag The Dog? 0

     June 18, 2018 SATP   By Ajit Kumar Singh* For decades now, the Pakistan establishment, including both political parties and the military leadership in pursuit of their own agendas, have propped up and exploited Islamist extremist and terrorist formations. Increasingly, however, these radical groups are realizing their own power and capacity for mass mobilization and, instead

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  • Afghanistan: Taliban, ‘Talks’ And Blind Optimism0

     June 2, 2018 SATP     By Ajit Kumar Singh* The latest round of efforts to bring Taliban to ‘talks table’ has commenced. Sounding optimistic, Atturahman Saleem, Deputy of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council (HPC), when asked whether the Council would wait for a Taliban response, stated on May 20, 2018, “Absolutely. Necessary pressures, military, political and religious,

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  • India: Another Accord In Mizoram0

    April 10, 2018 SATP   By Giriraj Bhattacharjee* The Mizoram Government and the H. Zosangbera faction of the Hmar People’s Convention-Democratic (HPC-D-Zosangbera) on April 2, 2018, after six rounds of talks, signed a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) at the State Guest House in Aizawl. The MoS was signed by Chief Secretary Arvind Ray on behalf

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  • Pakistan: Lingering Troubles In Sindh0

    • Blog
    • January 30, 2018

      ReliefWeb  January 30, 2018 By SATP By Tushar Ranjan Mohanty* On January 16, 2018, three fidayeen (suicide attackers) carried out an attack targeting the convoy of Rao Anwar, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Malir Town, in the Malir Cantonment area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. One of the attackers blew himself

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  • India: Undercapitalized Gains In Meghalaya0

    • Blog
    • January 30, 2018

      Meghalaya State Portal  January 30, 2018 By SATP By M.A. Athul* On January 11, 2018, Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) ‘deputy commander in chief’ Matchallang M. Sangma aka Vietnam was killed in an encounter with Meghalaya Police at Bawe Duragre village in East Garo Hills District. No other insurgency-linked killing has been reported from

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