Terrorism
Suicide Attack in Kashmir - Rejuvenation amongst Terrorist Organisations of the World Post-Legitimising the Taliban

The suicide bombing attack on the CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir on 14 Feb 19 is possibly one of the worst terrorist attacks in the country in recent times. The casualty figures being quoted by various news channels and newspapers vary from 39 to 4....

ISIS’s Infiltration into Balkans and its Changing Tactics

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a powerful group which is responsible for hundreds of terrorist attacks around the world and used to control large areas of Iraq and Syria in the size of the United Kingdom. ISIS is known around the world....

Strasbourg Terror Attack – Revisiting ISIS Footprints in Europe

The picturesque city of Strasbourg witnessed a shocking terror attack on December 11, 2018, in which a gunman opened fire around the famous Christmas market, killing at least three people and wounding 12 others. The Strasbourg Christmas markets is on....

An Inconvenient Reality: 26/11 as State-Sponsored Terrorism

... the 26/11 attack occurred because India invested heavily in two components of counter-terrorism: international diplomacy and domestic intelligence, but neglected a third: covert retaliatory capability ... as long as Pakistan exists, there will al....

Decoding Threat to India from Terrorism and Insurgency

Introduction
Extremists and terrorists have redoubled their efforts to pursue their ill-founded objectives of creating violence and instability across the globe. Of the last 16 years, the worst year for terrorism was 2014, with 93 countri....

Amritsar Grenade Attack – Stoking ‘Khalistan’ Disturbance?

The holy city of Amritsar was shaken by a grenade attack by two masked men who brandished pistols and forced their way into a weekly congregation of the Nirankari Sect and lobbed grenades into the prayer hall of the Nirankari Bhavan of Adliwal villag....

Is Pakistan Losing its Asymmetric Warfare through Nuclearised-Terrorism to India’s Security Posture?

Successful completion of INS Arihant’s war patrol signaled the operationalisation of India’s nuclear triad. This event has been deliberated extensively by the academics, professionals and media the world over. Whilst some have appreciated this ev....

Talk by Shri DC Pathak, former Director, Intelligence Bureau on ‘Handling Radicalisation – a Prime Threat’

Shri DC Pathak, Former Chairman, JIC and former Director, Intelligence Bureau, delivered a talk at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on the theme, ‘Handling Radicalisation – a Prime Threat’. In his opening remarks, Shri Pathak,....

Cryptocurrencies: A New Scourge of Terror Financing

...global counter-terrorism community has serious concerns over the use of cryptocurrencies by terrorist groups for terror financing … this essay examines some of the recent cases of the use of virtual currencies for terror financing, and the use o....

Terror Financing: Battle beyond the Banks

… FATF pronouncements are sensitive to the requirements of better information sharing between the law enforcement agencies, banking sector, governments, and the private sector … it is also engaging police officers, judges and prosecutors to impro....

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