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Journal of Terrorism

Issue - 1 August 4, 2006

Terrorism is undoubtedly the most important issue facing India because it not only threatens peace but also threatens the very existence of India as a secular, democratic, and economically viable nation with strong grounding in rule of law and due process.<More>

Terrorism from Pak
  • Army Plans for Nuke Attack
    Faced by increasing intelligence that non-state actors plan to attack nuclear facilities in the nation, the Indian Army has set up special teams to coordinate and execute response to nuclear attacks.

  • LeT Targeting Sensitive Spots
    Senior Indian officials took umbrage to US comments absolving Pakistan on the 7/11 Mumbai blasts and said they have actionable intelligence that the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was behind the terrorist attack and of plans to attack sensitive spots.

  • Political Failure in War on Terror
    The continued politicking dealt a serious blow to India’s ability to fight terror as Opposition sought to embarrass the Government more than solving the issue while the senior Ministers sought to divide the country further on the basis of religion.

  • Mumbai Restarts, Terrorist Hunt Continues
    In true defiance of terrorism, Mumbai restarted life in just 12 hours after 8 blasts ripped through suburban trains causing scores of death and mayhem even as authorities are on heels of Islamic terrorists from Pakistan outsourced terror to local disenfranchised youth.

  • Terrorists Target Mumbai Again
    Terrorists struck Mumbai, the Indian financial nerve center, by blasting a string of 7 powerful bombs within 11 minutes on commuter trains and stations packed to the brim at commute hour killing 150 people and injuring 439 others.

Terrorism in Bangladesh

Terrorism in Afghanistan

  • Pakistan Promises More Troops for Terror
    Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri said that President Musharraf promised visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice 10,000 more troops on its border with Afghanistan.<More>

  • 50 Taliban Dead, Riots against US
    US Planes bombed a mosque in Halmand in Southern Afghanistan killing 50 Taliban terrorists including several unspecified Taliban leaders; the Taliban has not responded to this claim.<More>

  • ITBP Protects BRO in Afghanistan
    The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) will provide the Army’s Border Roads Organization (BRO) security from Taliban and al Qaeda while they construct the crucial road linking Zalranj to Delaram to link Iran with Afghanistan.<More>

Internal Terrorism Through Naxalism
  • Some Successes against Naxals
    Finally, there seems to be some forward movement on some policies from the Federal Home Ministry and some successes against Naxals in Andhra Pradesh with the topmost terrorist in that state killed in an encounter by the elite Greyhound Force.

  • Broader Naxal Agenda
    The recent daring attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) protect camp is causing Home Ministry officials to finally pay attention to a politically-discredited Naxal blueprint document that describes their plan to further their evil agenda.

  • Naxal Violence Unseats Terrorism in J&K
    Junior Home Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal admitted in Parliament that the Naxal menace in India is more threatening, cause more disruption, and resulted in more deaths that the Pakistan-inspired terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir.

Patterns of Global Terrorism

  • India Signs Nuclear Terrorism Convention
    Sharing the objective of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism to deny terrorists access to nuclear materials and enhance international cooperation to prevent nuclear terrorism, India announced its acceptance of this measure. 

  • Poll Says US Troops Greater Peace Threat
    A poll of people in Britain, France, Germany, Spain, and Russia rated the presence of US troops in Iraq is a greater threat to world peace than the Government of Iran and such opinion was even lower in Indonesia, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, and Pakistan.

  • China Firm on Fighting Terror
    China vowed to strengthen coordination efforts and support for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Regional Anti-Terrorism Structure (RATS) “To fight the ‘three evil forces’ including the ‘East Turkistan’ force and safeguard security and stability in the region.

  • Indonesia frees radical Islamic cleric
    Indonesia set free radical imprisoned Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Baasyir convicted for his role in "a sinister conspiracy to cause a fire or explosion resulting in deaths" after he completed his prison term that was reduced to about 26 months from 30.

  • Al-Qaeda’s Top Iraqi Man Killed
    Intelligence driven precision air raid on a safe house in Baquba killed al Qaeda’s main man responsible for most terrorist incidents in Iraq who carried a bounty of USD 25 million.

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