Book Details

Book title: Neo-Naxal Challenge: Issue & Options
Author(s): Giridhari Nayak
ISBN: 9788182745193
Publication Year: 2012
Binding: HB
Pages: 352
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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This book is an in-depth study about the past and present chapters of Indian Left Wing Extremism which is euphemistically called Naxalism in India. Naxal phenomena is a very mysterious one, the book familiarizes people with all aspects of Naxalism. The author has made thread-bare discussion of the history, philosophy of Naxalism its strategy, tactics and offensive design. Efforts have been made to prescribe the counter measures which include kinetic operations, non kinetic-developmental operations and some small suggestions to improve the system which will have profound impact.

The historical, analytical, empirical methods used in this book bring conceptual clarity and makes it interesting reading. The first hand experience of the author has enabled him to dig deep into the problem and bring to public domain many unknown aspects of the problem.

ABOUT Author


Giridhari Nayak is an I.P.S. officer of 1983 RR batch, presently Additional Director General of Chhattisgarh cadre. He served as Superintendent of Police in six districts of Madhya Pradesh  and as Commandant of M.P.S.A.F. in Assam & Tripura. As S.P., he has the distinction of handling successfully maximum communally sensitive districts in M.P. from 1989 to 1993. He also served as D.I.G./I.G. of naxal-infested Bastar Range. He is a Commando and crack shot; he was a member of M.P. Rifle shooting and Revolver shooting team. He did a stint in S.V.P. National Police Academy, Hyderabad as Deputy Director looking after senior course training & administration. He authored the book‘ Professionalism among Constabulary’.

He had led the relief team of National Police Academy to the super cyclone hit areas of Orissa in 1999 and earthquake hit Bhuj area of Gujarat in 2001. In various capacities in Chhattisgarh and erstwhile M.P. he dealt with LWE problem for more than a decade.

He received both Indian Police Medal for Meritorious service & Present’s Police Medal for Distinguished service.

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