India Armed Violence Assessment
The India Armed Violence Assessment promotes research on all forms of armed violence in India, from cross border terrorism, domestic insurgencies and militant separatism, to less publicized risks to individuals from crime, social conflict, and gendered violence. Look to IAVA for original research, armed violence news, partner institutions, and international research.
IAVA Issue Brief 4: Small Arms of the Indian State: A Century of Procurement and Production, January 2014. Also in Hindi.
Special Topics in the News
- Release of Crime in India 2013, National Crime Records Bureau, 2014
- Sonal Marwah, "Mapping Murder: Homicide Patterns and Trends in India, An analysis from 2000-2010", Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2014).
Armed Violence News
NE continues to get arms from Myanmar & China. Nagaland Post, 19 August 2014
Pilgrims put J&K on edge. Tehelka, 16 August 2014.
Sonia attacks government over communal violence. Siasat Daily, 12 August 2014
A new counter-Naxal action plan? IPCS, 21 July 2014
Thousands of women executed in Indian witch hunts. Washington Post, 21 July 2014
Five arrested in Delhi with 43 illegal pistols. South Asian Times, 20 July 2014.
Immunity for soldiers who kill and rape. New York Times, 19 July 2014
Naga group bans landmines and child recruitment. Geneva Call, 14 July 2014
The Indian Army's desire to import assault rifles. IBN Live, 5 July 2014
The big deal about Army small arms. The Hindu, 4 July 2014
Four arrested in Dudhay with firearms. Kalimpongnews, 29 June 2014
Pune: Communalism, stoking the fires. Frontline, 25 June 2014
Lessons from a hanging: the Budaun rape and murder. E&PW, 21 June 2014
Naxal Violence: Agenda for the new government. IPCS, 16 June 2014
Brutality looks like this: killing in Garo. Tehelka, 14 June 2014
A “Maoist’s” arrest. Frontline, 13 June 2014
New government: gender concerns. Frontline, 13 June 2014
India's have-gun will-shoot mind. The Pioneer, 11 June 2014
Pakistan: Indian arms recovered from militants. Photo News, 9 June 2014
Bhubaneswar: Five college students held with arms. The Statesman, 6 June 2014
Paramilitaries: a different battle. Frontline, 30 May 2014
Sale of illicit firearms on the rise in Pune. Times of India, 28 May 2014
Ordnance Factory Board plans to try out 3 desi AKs. Times of India, 21 May 2014
Maharashtra: costly lapse. SATP, 19 May 2014
Internal security reforms for the new government. IDSA, 19 May 2014
Patterns of Naxal recruitment.IPCS, May 2014
CPI (Maoist) and urban movement. IDSA, 12 May 2014
Most country-made guns made in UP: Mumbai cops. Times of India, 3 May 2014
Small arms: revolution in Indian defence procurement. Economic Times, 22 April 2014