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An Insider's Experience of Insurgency in India's North-East

Lt General J R Mukherjee, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)

An Insider's Experience of Insurgency in India's North-East

A rare analysis that – for the first time – examines the crises of a region mired in political strife and ambiguity.

Imprint: Anthem Press India
ISBN 9781843317005
May 2007 | 158 Pages | 221 x 145mm / 8.7 x 5.7
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About This Book

'Soldier's talk by a soldier - Lt General Mukherjee gives a crisp unvarnished account of our north-east and what ails it, with empathy, emphasis, and the personal knowledge of someone who has been there. I strongly support and fully endorse everything that Lt. General Mukherjee has said in his book. But the problem is: will anyone who matters ever read this book? Will anyone listen?' —General Shankar Roychowdhury PVSM (Retd), Former Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army

Written with empathy and lucidity, Mukherjee’s book combines hard fact with sensitive insight in his approach to the region’s landscape, people and history. The author analyses problems intrinsic to this enigmatic area, offering viable solutions where possible. As former Chief of Staff of the Eastern Command, Mukherjee forms astute observations about the north-east’s conditions. Drawing on his 41 years of experience with north-eastern soldiers, ex-servicemen and their families, he is able to explore the perspectives of both the north-eastern people and those who oppose them.

Readership: Historians and students of the region.

Author Information

Lt General J R Mukherjee (retired), PVSM, AVSM, VSM. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, the Indian Military Academy and the National Defence College, he was commissioned into the Assam Regiment (Infantry) of the Indian Army in 1964 and retired in 2005 as Chief of Staff, Eastern Command, Indian Army.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; Section I: Issues and Problems of Insurgency, Growth and Development; Effects of Geography and History; Assam; Nagaland; Manipur; Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura; Arunachal, Sikkim and North Bengal; Role of Servicemen/Ex-servicemen; India’s Foreign Relations, the Effects of Geo-power Politics and Events in Neighbouring Countries; Section II: Resolution; Foreign Policy with Reference to the North-East; Internal Policy; Economic Aspects; Politico – Military Policy; Conclusion: Problem Resolution for the North-East; List of Abbreviations; Selected Bibliography; Index