Terrorist and insurgent movements have left a bloody trail in the country. Starting from the northeast in the mid-fifties, when the Naga Hills went up in flames, these have engulfed several states. Prakash Singh, the author, had the opportunity of serving in all the aforesaid turbulent areas. An officer who combines deep theoretical knowledge with enormous field experience, he has, in the present volume, given a panoramic view of the separatist and secessionist movements in Nagaland, Assam, Punjab and Kashmir, and also thrown light on the Naxalite movement. The political ineptitude and the socio-economic factors which led to people taking up arms against the government have been critically analysed.