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Old 08-13-2017   #199
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Default Indian COIN: neither conciliates or coerces effectively

Two reports, first an Indian newspaper with official statistics after this headline and sub-title:
More security personnel were killed in Maoist-hit areas than in Kashmir: Govt; The ministry said 2017 witnessed 504 incidents of Maoist violence, which is more than double the number of militant attacks in J-K where 194 such incidents were reported until July.

Then a commentary by a SME @ CSIS via Lawfare, whose Editor's introduction is:
Insurgencies have plagued India throughout its modern history, and several remain active today. Until recently, it seemed that the Indian government was making progress, however fitfully, in reducing the scope and scale of the violence. Sarah Watson of CSIS argues that today Modi's government is dropping the ball. After significant gains, India's counterinsurgency campaigns are stalling, and the government appears unable to either conciliate or coerce effectively.

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