By D. Suba Chandran, P. R. Chari
This booklet examines the main armed conflicts in South Asia. The articles examine clash administration, examine the course the armed clash is probably going to take and supply a suite of other measures which may be pursued by way of the actors.
Designed as an annual sequence, the articles supply a quick historic cartoon of the emergence of armed clash, outlining its quite a few levels. This quantity examines some of the armed conflicts in South Asia in 2009 – in Afghanistan, FATA and NWFP, J&K, North-East India, Nepal and Sri Lanka,
and sectarian and Naxalite violence in Pakistan and India respectively. the quantity additionally comprises an specific bankruptcy at the carrying on with tale of suicide terrorism in Pakistan.
This vital assortment discusses India’s geo-strategic value and its universal borders with its neighbours; the mental and financial expenses of violence and the matter of refugee migrants; treaties, memorandums and ceasefire agreements signed during the last a number of years throughout international locations; the function of the United international locations and different peacekeeping forces; and the way forward for failed and failing states.
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6 Recognizing the several dimensions of this radical threat from megacities for regional and global security is imperative. Here, too, South Asia could take the lead to establish a task force to study the security implications of megacities for suggesting remedial counter-measures; otherwise they will become the nodes of future armed conflict in the region and elsewhere. Clearly, for this purpose, intelligence regarding the presence of urban insurgents and terrorists is vital. It may, however, be easier to collect intelligence about these elements in urban rather than rural settings due to logistics factors.
The core component of any effective CoIn force is a welltrained police force responsible for security and intelligence collection at the community level. Like the ANA, the ANP, too, is facing problems of funding, training, recruitment, equipment and desertions. S. 11 The ANP remains under-trained, under-manned and has minimal control over the urban centres, with almost no presence in the Afghan villages, where they are most needed. pdf (accessed on 21 March 2009). 9 Conor Powell, ‘Initiative Will Overhaul Afghan Security’.
Afghan National Security Forces Afghan National Army The ANA has been primarily employed to augment the international forces’ CoIn operations. 4 In March 2009 the Pentagon estimated that the ANA would number 83,000, although only 52,000 are engaged in active combat alongside international or US forces. By the beginning of 2010, estimates indicated that the ANA 3 Barnett R. Rubin and Andrea Armstrong, ‘Regional Issues in the Reconstruction of Afghanistan’, World Policy Journal, 20 (1), Spring 2003.