Rural activity with an urban reach: Why the naxals in the cities have to be dealt with more firmly

New Delhi, Apr 05: The latest attack by the naxalites is a grim reminder that the problem is far from over. For years now, the security agencies have said that the problem not only lies in the jungles, but in the cities.

The sympathisers of naxalites, popularly known as the urban naxals help their friends in the jungles build a narrative, arrange funds and transport weapons. Former Chief of the Research and Analysis Wing, C D Sahay tells OneIndia that one has to understand that their programme is a total replication of the Maoist Red Book.

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2001 Parliament attack: If Pakistan attempts another strike today, they would have no place to hide

parliament-attack-mnAs we look back at the 2001 Parliament attack, we also need to assess the present situation. Though the mindset of the ISI or Pakistan may not have changed, India has come leaps and bounds and is better equipped to deal with terror threats.

Eighteen years have gone by since India witnessed one of its most horrific attacks. The December 13, 2001 Parliament attack was one of the most audacious acts by Pakistan and its Jaish-e-Mohammad.

Not only did the attack try to shake the foundation of democracy, but it also gave birth to one of the most dangerous terrorist outfits in the world, the Jaish-e-Mohammad. MyNation caught up with former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing, CD Sahay, to discuss the security scenario today.

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What the urban naxals are not telling us: Their jungle friends are taking up govt jobs

naxalsbNew Delhi, Sep 10: In the year 2017, a report prepared by the United States of America had said that the CPI-Maoist is the deadliest terror outfit in India. Looking at the casualty rate and number of lives naxal related violence had claimed, it is only behind the Taliban, Islamic State and Boko Haram.

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Most important component of the naxal movement lies in the urban areas; Former R&AW chief

naxalsNew Delhi, Sep 5: Have the maoists not admitted themselves that when activities are carried out in the jungles, there is also a need to create urban centres because that is where public opinion is made.

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The unseen side of Vajpayee and how national security was everything for him

The three stints that Bharat Ratna, Atal Bihari Vajpayee had as Prime Minister of India were filled with challenges, especially when it came to Pakistan. Be it the Khandahar hijack, Kargil War, Parliament attack, the challenges were immense and Vajpayee spent a considerable amount of time with the security mechanism.

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Pak’s behaviour towards Indian diplomats is like a school child street quarrel

New Delhi: It has been a new low by Pakistan and everyday there are reports of Indian diplomats being harassed. It has off late become very difficult for Indian diplomats to function in Pakistan as the harassment levels have hit a new low which includes targeting even the children.

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Pakistan has pushed limit so much that even peaceniks would not want talks’

New Delhi: The situation in Kashmir has reached such a point that even the die-hard peaceniks would find it hard to say that talks are an option. The situation in Kashmir is worsening due to an aggressive posture adopted by Pakistan.

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3 reasons why Lashkar broke the rule and targeted Amarnath yatra

amarnathyatraThe Amarnath yatra attack has shocked the nation. Seven persons were killed in the most brutal fashion by terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. It was an act of desperation by the Lashkar which finds itself cornered in the Valley. There are three reasons why the Lashkar went ahead and decided to break an unwritten code not attack the yatra. The former chief of the Research and Analysis, C D Sahay decodes for OneIndia the possible reasons why the Lashkar would have gone ahead and carried out the attack.

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Reason why cops in Kashmir are being killed: Ex R&AW chief Sahay explains

ayub-pandithIn the past 3 decades, 1,600 police personnel have sacrificed their lives in Jammu and Kashmir. The death of deputy superintendent of police, Mohammad Ayub Pandith is yet another grim reminder of how bad the situation in the Valley is. On June 16, six policemen were killed by terrorists in Anantnag.

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Pak is forgetting India will talk on its own terms: Former R&AW chief

rajnath-singh_647_080316055601Bengaluru, Aug 5: In the past two days there has been a lot of talk about the visit made by Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh to Pakistan where he attended the SAARC ministerial conference. There is a lot of tension in the air and Pakistan even decided to black out his speech made at the conference.

To analyse these issues, OneIndia caught up with former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing, CD Sahay. The former R&AW chief says that Pakistan is only trying to send a clear message to us that if we fail to talk to them, then they will take Jammu and Kashmir to the 1990s.

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