News Analysis - Terrorism



Journal of Terrorism and India


  • 1. Pak Alienating Neighbors, World Powers (March 12, 2007)
    Despite signs of souring relations with Tehran and strained relations with Washington, Pakistan has asserted that it will not allow its territory to be used by the U.S. for anti-Iran operations.<More>

  • 2. Manipur Ambush, Army on Hunt (February 26, 2007)
    After 40-50 heavily armed terrorists ambushed and killed 16 policemen in Manipur, security forces are combing the area to catch the perpetrators and have recovered a large cache of weapons.<More>

  • 3. Russia Uranium Pilfered? (January 31 , 2007)
    Georgia revealed that its agents posing as Islamic rebels arrested a Russian businessmen trying to sell weapons-grade uranium hidden in his jacket a independent reports quoted US authorities confirming that the uranium was 90% enriched.<More>

  • 4. First India-Russia-China Structured Meeting (January 30 , 2007)
    India, Russia, and China will hold their first structured foreign ministerial meeting in New Delhi seen as an effort to coordinate response and efforts in international affairs, although the foreign ministers have met thrice over the last 2 years .<More>

  • 5. Islamic Leader Surrenders in Kenya (January 23, 2007)
    An Islamic leader of Somalia’s ousted Islamic movement surrendered to Kenyan authorities raising hopes that the moderate Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed can facilitate moderation of widespread Jihadist insurgency in Africa..<More>

  • 6. Involve Myanmar in ULFA Hunt (January 20, 2007)
    With increased violence from United Liberation of Asom (ULFA), External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee is visiting Myanmar over the weekend to cement oral agreement on the sidelines of the ASEAN meet in the Philippines on joint operations.<More>

  • 7. US Bombs Islamists in Somalia (January 11, 2007)
    At least two incidents of US plane and helicopter bombed Islamists caught in a pincer between Ethiopian and Somali forces on the one hand and Kenyan troops on the other and many believe that key al Qaeda militants may have been killed in the attack.<More>

  • 8. ULFA Killing Wave in NE (January 10, 2007)
    Army and paratroopers searched remote jungles trying to flush out United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) terrorists who killed 69 migrant workers from Bihar and their excuse is that they do not want non-Assamese in Assam.<More>

  • 9. China-Pak End Exercises (December 19, 2006)
    China and Pakistan ended a 10-day joint military exercise that focused on anti-terror operations to share “each others experiences in planning and conduct of anti-terrorist operations” for mutual benefit and also to strengthen traditional bilateral bonds of friendship.<More>

  • 10. Zero Tolerance for Terrorism (November 27, 2006)
    Addressing a call made by the Intelligence Bureau Chief for stronger laws against terrorism, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the nation must “use relevant provisions” in a “professional and scientific manner” but not link it to any religion.<More>

  • 11. Helicopter Use to Fight NE Terrorists (November 14, 2006)
    Large areas, highly-wooded terrain, and an invisible enemy in the North East is prompting the Indian Army and Air Force (IAF) to start using helicopters to curb insurgency in Assam sparked mainly by the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).<More>

  • 12. FBI Warning Raises Terror Fear (November 14, 2006)
    A US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) alert to India of a possible attack on airport or vital installation by al-Qaeda bolstered by an anonymous untraced letter in Tiruchinapalli increased security levels across airports, tarmac, and leaders.<More>

  • 13. Madrasa Bombing Inspires Protests, Reprisals (November 09, 2006)
    The monster Pakistan created came back to haunt the master with a reprisal attack in response to a helicopter attack on a madrasa alleged to be a terrorist training camp as thousands of armed tribals protested against the Army action.<More>

  • 14. Assam Blasts Pinned on ULFA (November 08, 2006)
    A top Government team headed by the Federal Home Secretary and attended by Army and Central forces pinned the blame for the twin blasts in Guwahati killed 14 people and injuring 48 others on United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).<More>

  • 15. Security and Telecom Investment (November 08, 2006)
    After a year of deregulation in the Telecommunications space allowing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) from 49% to 74%, the Government has received only 2 applications while others complain that the security restrictions are too harsh for viable investment.<More>

  • 16. Indo-US Anti-Terrorism Exercises (October 30, 2006)
    As part of the ongoing “Malabar” series of exercises, Indian and US Navies will practice expeditionary maneuvers off the Konkan coast in addition to a simulated joint semi-urban anti-terrorism exercise by in Belgaum, Karnataka.<More>

  • 17. Internal Security Concerns to the Fore (October 30, 2006)
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned the country that focusing on external aggression reduces awareness and focus on internal security which is far more dangerous because of the number of threats and causes and the effort that is required to defeat them.<More>

  • 18. J&K Autonomy Working Group DoA? (October 27, 2006)
    The Hindu reported that the Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) Autonomy Working group promised by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh 5 months ago may be dead on arrival (DoA) because of a lack of suitable leadership to lead the group and procedural issues.<More>

  • 19. Mizo Insurgent Group Surrenders (October 25, 2006)
    After fighting a bush war for 9 years with the Assam Rifles, about 800 activists of the Bru Liberation Front of Mizoram (BLFM) surrendered to in Tripura along with their fire arms and grenades in exchange for a grant Rs. 40,000 to each surrendered insurgent.<More>

  • 20. India , Britain Share Terror Concerns (October 12, 2006)
    Visiting Britain right after the North Korean (NK) nuclear test, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and British Prime Minister Tony Blair concluded their third annual summit and discussed terrorism, energy cooperation, and investment promotion.<More>

  • 21. Iraq War “Spawned new Terror” (September 26, 2006)
    A classified report by US Intelligence found that the war in Iraq has “spawned new terror” activity and a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terror threat has grown significantly since September 11, 2001.<More>

  • 22. Army Restarts War on ULFA (September 26, 2006)
    India called off its truce with the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) moving several Army columns to re-launch anti-militant operations in Tinsukia and Jorhat districts in upper Assam and in Nagaon, Barpeta, and Darrang districts in lower Assam.<More>

  • 23. UN Treaty Seeks to Curb Arms Trade (September 20, 2006)
    A draft resolution for an international arms trade treaty is being floated by Britain, Finland, Japan, Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, and Kenya in the UN seeking to reduce human rights, limit the spread of terrorism, and reduce unintended suffering of millions.<More>

  • 24. IBSA Sets Goals (September 19, 2006)
    With the end of the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) first summit in Brazil , the world’s largest democracies in developing countries set common goals in the world’s political, economic, and social forums and promised better calibration of policy making..<More>

  • 25. 18 Nuclear Emergency Response Centers (September 18, 2006)
    India has set up 18 emergency response centers that will augment existing emergency preparedness capacities to deal with nuclear-related emergencies that could be triggered by terrorism, nuclear attacks, transportation, or accidents.<More>

  • 26. India Worried About Taliban Resurgence (September 12, 2006)
    India is increasingly worried about conventional offensive well-orchestrated operations of a resurgent Taliban and their hold on the fight till broken with air raids and analysts say that these tactics bring back memories of their ascendance in early 1990s.<More>

  • 27. Bush Strategy to Combat Terrorism (September, 07 2006)
    Days before the 5th anniversary of 9/11 terrorism attack on the US , President George Bush released a document called “National Strategy for Combating Terrorism” portrayed as “unclassified version” of US approach to dealing with terrorism.<More>

  • 28. BDR Denies ULFA Presence (September, 06 2006)
    At the end of a 3 day face to face between the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) where India demanded imprisoned terrorists be repatriated, Bangladesh denied the presence of leaders of the terrorist movement.<More>

  • 29. Scores of Taliban Terrorists Killed (August 21, 2006)
    Afghani officials say that their forces assisted by North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) aircraft and artillery killed 71 Taliban terrorists in Southern Afghanistan where there is a resurgence of Taliban activity and bloodiest clashes since their ouster in 2001.<More>

  • 30. Punitive Action Sanctioned on Bangla Border (July 28, 2006)
    Increased infiltration of illegal economic migrants, terrorists, lack of adequate response from Bangladesh, and suspected official complicity has changed India’s attitude ordering the infusion of another 40 battalions on the border and authority to deliver retaliatory fire.<More>

  • 31. India Signs Nuclear Terrorism Convention (July 28, 2006)
    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.<More>

  • 32. India, Russia, and China for Trilateral Ties (July 14, 2006)
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President Hu Jintao will meet on the sidelines of the ‘outreach’ summit of G-8 in St Petersburg to discuss “positive” roles their countries can play to safeguard global peace.<More>

  • 33. Home Ministry Wants Direct Talks with ULFA (July 20, 2006)
    As suspected insurgents of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) attacked an Assam Rifles post in Assam on the border with Manipur, Home Secretary V.K. Duggal wanted the group to talk to the Government directly and not through a panel of intermediaries.<More>

  • 34. Kashmir Blast Targets Political Rally (July 10, 2006)
    Terrorists targeted a political rally by moderate National Conference party in Anantnag district of Jammu & Kashmir by hurling a grenade killing 5 people, including a former legislator, and injuring 60 others.<More>

  • 35. US Subpoenaed International Money Transfer Records (June 23, 2006)
    US Treasury Department gained sweeping access to international banking records as part of a secret program to choke off financial support for terrorism that US Government sources say is "legal and proper use of our authorities.<More>

  • 36. Poll Says US Troops Greater Peace Threat (June 16, 2006)
    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.<More>

  • 37. China Firm on Fighting Terror (June 16, 2006)
    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.<More>

  • 38. Indonesia frees radical Islamic cleric (June 15, 2006)
    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.<More>

  • 39. Army Called to Curb ULFA Terror (June 14, 2006)
    The Assam Government has called out the Army to battle the United Liberation Front of Assam’s (ULFA) terror campaign of bombing oil, pipeline, and other installations and targeting civilian centers inviting the wrath of many influential organizations.<More>

  • 40. Al-Qaeda’s Top Iraqi Man Killed (June 09, 2006)
    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.<More>

  • 41. Salem Seeks Portugal Help (June 07, 2006)
    Extradited mobster Abu Salem has alleged that India has violated the terms of his extradition and plans to seek a Lisbon court intervention to recall him to Portugal.<More>

  • 42. Largest Coke Haul (June 05, 2006)
    Narcotics Control Bureau official say that they have seized 200 kilograms of cocaine from a ship from Honk Kong with an estimate street value of USD 50 million. They say this is the largest recorded haul of cocaine.<More>

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