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Ajit Kumar Singh

Articles by Ajit Kumar Singh

A Year of Failure

A Year of Failure

Jun 22, 2010 Ajai Sahni

Despite an occasional counter-insurgency ‘success’ such as at Duli, the Maoists retain ample capacities...

Blood On The Tracks

Blood On The Tracks

May 31, 2010 Ajit Kumar Singh

Given the rampaging expansion of Maoist attacks, it is clear that the security establishment will not be able...

Red Money

Red Money

Apr 05, 2010 Ajit Kumar Singh

On the Maoist Money trail: success would mean dismantling the resource generation networks spread across...

The Trouble With Talking

The Trouble With Talking

Mar 04, 2010 Ajai Sahni

When the state itself sows confusion, there can be no prizes for guessing who gains.

Strategies Of Failure

Strategies Of Failure

Jan 12, 2010 Ajit Kumar Singh

When no coherent objectives are defined, the outcome is irrelevant. Current capacities and 'strategies' in...

Floundering In A Long War

Floundering In A Long War

Oct 13, 2009 Ajit Kumar Singh

The challenge of Maoist extremism is not insurmountable. But hasty and misdirected initiatives, far from...

Macabre Reminder

Macabre Reminder

Oct 06, 2009 Ajit Kumar Singh

By proving they can strike at will, the Naxalites are sending tough signals to the government weeks before it...

The Blind Men Of Hindoostan

The Blind Men Of Hindoostan

Jan 06, 2009 Ajai Sahni

2009 has begun with a startling victory at Kilinochchi. With the necessary political and military will, this...

Shattered Haven

Shattered Haven

Nov 08, 2007 Ajai Sahni

Colombo is clearly readying for a final showdown, and the LTTE has limited capacities to resist the state's...

Butter With Guns

Butter With Guns

Aug 09, 2007 Ajit Kumar Singh

Despite significant economic impact, the recent escalation in violence in Sri Lanka has failed to derail the...

Target Colombo

Target Colombo

Jul 19, 2007 Ajit Kumar Singh

In light of the severe reverses suffered by the LTTE in the East, there are apprehensions that the outfit...

Tigers Down Under

Tigers Down Under

Jun 07, 2007 Ajit Kumar Singh

The LTTE is yet to be outlawed in Australia which is also one of its largest sources of funding. But its...

Batticaloa, The Lost Citadel

Batticaloa, The Lost Citadel

May 11, 2007 Ajit Kumar Singh

Despite setbacks, as has been its practice, the weakened LTTE has resorted to terrorist and guerrilla tactics...

Colonel's Control

Colonel's Control

Mar 27, 2007 Ajit Kumar Singh

Sri Lanka continues to deny any link between its Army and the breakaway Karuna faction of the LTTE. Karuna...

A Tactical Retreat

A Tactical Retreat

Feb 02, 2007 Ajit Kumar Singh

A decline in Naxal violence is no cause for complacency. It is in the complex processes of political...

Crouching Tigers, Hidden Dragons?

Crouching Tigers, Hidden Dragons?

Jan 22, 2007 Ajit Kumar Singh

The LTTE's flight from the East demonstrates that it is substantially weakened but the scale and character of...

Shadows Of Subversion

Shadows Of Subversion

Jan 11, 2007 Ajit Kumar Singh

With elections due in summer, and rising political rhetoric on law and order, security and subversion and...

The Bloodied Island

The Bloodied Island

Dec 07, 2006 Ajit Kumar Singh

It is clear that there is a war in Sri Lanka, and all conventional indicators confirm this reality. A...

Subversion Sans Borders

Subversion Sans Borders

Nov 20, 2006 Ajit Kumar Singh

Nepal Maoist chief Prachanda's 'dislcosure' that Pakistan's ISI had offered help to his outfit through...

The Return Of War

The Return Of War

Nov 01, 2006 Ajit Kumar Singh

Geneva talks met with predictable failure and if the mounting number of Cease Fire Agreement violations is...