Social Network Analysis (SNA): A Vision for Counter-Terrorism Approach in Modern Indian Defence Sector

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Pankaj Choudhary

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology

Upasna Singh

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology

Sunil Dalal

Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology

Dhananjay Bisen

Rajkiya Engg. College

Date Written: February 8, 2019

Abstract

Terrorism in India as well as worldwide has evolved numerous techniques for analyzing terrorist groups and networks. In addition to active on-field approaches for counter-terrorism, Social Network Analysis (SNA) is the one of the major alternative approach for Defence Sector. In this paper we discuss various approaches of SNA for counter-terrorism. This study mainly focuses on various measures of SNA for identifying leaders or key nodes in terrorist networks. We also discusses several data collection techniques for gathering the network data. Our comparative study of several SNA tools revealed the viability for investigating various networks. Case studies on various Terrorist Networks set a vision for Modern Indian Defence Sector to use SNA as a practical, operational and analytical tool for Counter-Terrorism and counter insurgency operations.

Keywords: Social Network Analysis, Military and Defence, Terrorist Networks, Counter-Terrorism, Counter Insurgency, Centrality, key players/leaders

Suggested Citation

Choudhary, Pankaj and Singh, Upasna and Dalal, Sunil and Bisen, Dhananjay, Social Network Analysis (SNA): A Vision for Counter-Terrorism Approach in Modern Indian Defence Sector (February 8, 2019). Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Advanced Computing and Software Engineering (ICACSE) 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3349028 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3349028

Pankaj Choudhary (Contact Author)

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology ( email )

Girinagar
Pune, MA 411025
India

Upasna Singh

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology ( email )

Girinagar
Pune, MA 411025
India

Sunil Dalal

Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology ( email )

SULTANPUR
UTTAR PRADESH
SULTANPUR
India

Dhananjay Bisen

Rajkiya Engg. College ( email )

Banda
India

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