Police and Counterinsurgency: The Untold Story of Tripura's COIN Campaign

Police and Counterinsurgency: The Untold Story of Tripura's COIN Campaign

by Kuldeep Kumar


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Police and Counterinsurgency: The Untold Story of Tripura's COIN Campaign by Kuldeep Kumar

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789351507475
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 04/14/2016
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kuldeep Kumar is a senior Indian Police Service officer with a rich blend of operational experience and keen interest in police research. During his three decades of policing career, he has held several challenging assignments in state police, the Intelligence Bureau, and the Central Industrial Security Force, and served with distinction in the insurgency-prone states of Tripura, Assam, and Jammu and Kashmir. He is a recipient of the Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service and Police (Internal Security Service) Medal, and has secured the highly competitive Australia Leadership Awards (ALA) scholarship for research on counterinsurgency in Australia. He holds postgraduate degrees in Politics from Monash University, Australia; Security and Organizational Risk Management from Leicester University, United Kingdom; and English Literature from Kurukshetra University, India. He has qualified the FBI National Academy program at Quantico, Virginia (USA) and has also attended numerous other training programs in India and abroad. Presently, Kuldeep Kumar is posted as the Chief Vigilance Officer in a major public sector undertaking in New Delhi.

Table of Contents

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)

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