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Institute for Conflict Management - An Introduction

The Institute for Conflict Management is a non-Profit Society set up in 1997 in New Delhi, and is committed to the continuous evaluation and resolution of problems of internal security in South Asia. The Institute was set up on the initiative of, and is presently headed by, its President, Mr. K.P.S. Gill, IPS (Retd).

The core areas of research on which the Institute focuses include: Continuous appraisal of internal security and the state’s responses in all areas of existing or emerging conflict in South Asia; Planning for Development and Security in India’s Northeast; Administrative Reforms for Restoration of Effective Civil Governance in Terrorism Affected Areas; Emerging Internal Security Challenges in South Asia; Judicial, Legal and Legislative Reforms in Terrorism Affected Areas and areas of widespread civil disorders; Evolution and Dynamics of the Underground Terrorist Economy and its Disruption; Identification and Evaluation of the Impact of Emerging Technologies for Terrorism and Counterterrorism; Emergency Response Codes and Protocols in Terrorism Affected Areas, Security Parameters and Procedures for Installations and Establishments Under Threat of Terrorist Attack, the ‘Peace Dividend’ and the Reconstruction of Societies affected by widespread collective violence, Impact of Terrorism on Child Victims, etc.

The Institute is a registered non-profit, non-governmental organisation supported by voluntry contributions and project aid.

The Institute has provided consultancy services on terrorism & internal security to a number of governments within India and abroad.


  • Research on terrorism, low intensity warfare, sectarian and other conflict, developmental and economic policies in areas of widespread disorder and the effective civil administration of areas under threat of terrorism or other patterns of widespread strife.
  • Dissemination of information, data and research results in the areas mentioned above through national and international media to create greater awareness of the patterns of strife and initiatives for resolution experienced in South Asia, and to correct prevailing distortions in international perceptions, including academia, regarding these.

  • Consultancy services on terrorism, low intensity warfare and other issues related to internal security.
  • Publications
  • Conducting Seminars, Conferences & Workshops.
  • Training programmes for security personnel, civil services and mid-career professionals.



K.P.S. Gill, IPS (Retd.), former Director General of Police.


H.S. Kharbanda, businessman

Executive Director

Dr. Ajai Sahni, research scholar and media professional


Prof. George Jacob
Faculty of Economic & Development Planning, Haryana Institute for Public Administration.

Mrs. Rani Bloeria
Social & Political Worker

Chandan Mitra
Editor & Publisher, The Pioneer.



The Institute has conducted several seminars, workshops and contact programmes to create awareness on terrorism, low intensity warfare and other patterns of internal conflict and resolution in the Indian sub-continent are organised/undertaken by the Institute from time to time. Recent and prominent projects in this category include:

  • Focused Group Discussion on the Underground Economy of Terrorism and Development in India’s Northeast, Shillong Club, Shillong, October 16, 2001

  • Focused Group Discussion on Insurgency and the Challenge of Development, Hotel Belle Vue, Guwahati, October 17, 2001

  • Talk on "Emerging Trends in South Asian Terrorism and Guerrilla Warfare" by Dr. Rohan Gunaratna, December 7, 2000, India International Centre, New Delhi

  • A series of five seminars and workshops on Terrorism, Religious Fundamentalism and Aviation Security by Prof. Paul Wilkinson, February 28-March 5, 2000, New Delhi.






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