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Basic Principles Of

  1. 1. Basic Principles of Counter-Insurgency Legality + construction + results = The govt. illegality +destruction +promises = The Insurgents
  2. 2. Any sensible government should attempt to defeat an insurgent movement during the subversive build-up phase before it enters the guerrilla phase.
  3. 3. Must know his enemy and what that enemy is attempting to do at all stages “Concrete analysis of situation”
  4. 4. Clear Political Aim <ul><li>Free independent and united country which is politically and economically stable and viable </li></ul><ul><li>High priority should be given to the administrative structure of govt. so that, sincere measures could be made to restore the law and order throughout the country. </li></ul><ul><li>Unless the cracks in the govt. structure are mended, military ops. and emergency measures, may themselves widen the cracks and be turned to the enemy’s advantage. </li></ul><ul><li>No ad hoc measures </li></ul>
  5. 5. Must function in accordance with law <ul><li>Function in accordance with the law. </li></ul><ul><li>Each new law must be effective and must be fairly applied. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Govt. must have an overall plan <ul><li>It should include all political, social, economic, administrative, police, military and other measures which have a bearing on the insurgency </li></ul><ul><li>It must define roles and responsibilities to avoid duplication of effort. </li></ul><ul><li>Proper balance between the military and the civil effort (Military Ops. should be supported by civil follow up action) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Priority be given to defeat the subversion first The little fish should be removed from the water (The guerrillas should be isolated from the population) Distt. Committee (A) Cells & supporters In the population (B) Local armed units (C) Regular units
  8. 8. In the Guerrilla phase ,secure Base Area First <ul><li>Secure own base area first and then work for outward methodically. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Patience Determination Offensive spirit

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