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Deputy Inspector General Durga Madhab (John) Mitra works in the Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. He has 22 years of experience as a senior police officer and has served in various capacities including Superintendent of three District Police Forces of the State of Madhya Pradesh, Staff Officer in Police Headquarters of the State of Madhya Pradesh, and a number of responsibilities in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Deputy Inspector General Mitra had confronted the spread of leftwing extremism in the district (equivalent of a county in a state in the United States) under his charge as Superintendent of Police. Later, during his deputation to the Government of India, he could observe and analyze the spread of leftwing extremism from a macro and strategic level. He also had the opportunity to observe and analyze tribal militancy in northeastern India. Thus, his experience in counterinsurgency and countermilitancy has been both operational as well as analytical. Deputy Inspector General Mitra has a Master of Science degree in Defense Analysis from Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA; and a Post Graduate Diploma in the Advanced Professional Program in Public Administration from the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, India.
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The term insurgency has been used broadly to include all violent struggles against the state by any group or section of the population of an area trying to establish its independent political control over that area and its population. India has been containing Islamic terrorism for years, with the second largest Muslim population in the world, about 12 percent of India’s total population.