Tag: Shlok Vaidya

  • The rising Naxalite rage

    Over the past decade, the Naxalite insurgency has come to understand the strategic value of interrupting the flows of globalisation. In addition to their traditional tactics of assassination, outpost overruns and extortion, the Naxals have repeatedly and systematically disrupted critical infrastructure networks to undermine state legitimacy. Nodes on cellular, power, road, and railway networks have been shut down or destroyed and resulted in, on several occasions, sustained failure of service and significant economic loss. Naxals have taken the systems disruption strategy to its logical conclusion by utilising economic shutdowns, called bandhs, to disrupt entire social systems.