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NEW - IAVA Issue Brief 4: Small Arms of the Indian State: A Century of Procurement and Production, January 2014.

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Armed Violence News

Ghost boat smuggles weapons from Pakistan. Daily Mail, 8 April 2014

In former Maoist zone, Congress hopes yield returns. The Hindu, 4 April 2014.

Examining the Maoists' attacks in Jeeram Ghati. IDSA, 27 March 2013

Police ready to face Maoist threat in Visakhapatnam. The Hindu, 24 March 2014

Armed Forces as vote bank. The Hindu, 12 March 2014

Strict vigil in naxal-hit areas, says DGP. The Hindu, 12 March 2014

Reflections on violent conflict in Western Assam. E&PW, 15 March 2014

Maoists: a bloody start to Spring. Tehelka, 11 March 2014

Bihar: advantage squandered. SAIR, 10 March 2014

Six arrested with 11 pistols from Pakistan. DNA, 7 March 2014

Buddha in jail: Bodh Gaya blasts. E&PW, 1 March 2014

Aurangabad arms case accused released after 8 years. India Tomorrow, 27 Feb 2014

Militants’ killing triggers violent clashes. Kashmirawarness, 21 February 2014

Cop checking gun accidentally shoots dead colleague. Times of India, 20 Feb 2014

The great Chittagong arms haul and India. The Pioneer, 8 February 2014

Nearly 20 lakh private arms licensed. Indian Express, 7 Feb 2014

Kalashnikov eyes Indian partners for production. RIA Novosti, 6 Feb 2014   

Statistics on Naxal violence, 2008 to 2013. MEA, 5 February 2014

Smuggling of China-made weapons in focus. Al Jazeera, 4 Feb 2014

Tamil Nadu begins digitizing 40,000 gun licences. Times of India, 3 Feb 2014

Kochi: Gun renewals from other states up. Times of India, 24 January 2014 

Cop arrested for stealing revolvers. Times of India, 22 January 2014

India’s gun for women backfires. Daily Beast, 18 January 2014

New handgun marketed at Indian women. BBC, 16 Jan 2014

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