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Global Terrorism - Impact on India's Security

The ISIS Phenomenon

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Author: Vikram Sood

The rise of ISIS and related events reflect the turmoil within Islam. There is the Islam versus the rest where the extremist believes Islam is in danger from the rest and violent jihad is the answer. There is a tussle between the tolerant and intolerant in Islam and the latter seems to be winning because he has the gun.


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Islamic Caliphate And Its Indian Plot

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Author: Yechiel Barazany

The idea of reinstating a caliphate in the region was created to evoke the hearts and minds of all Muslims and fuel a desire to revert to the golden age of Islamic glory and power. Indian Muslims are no exception. The aim of the IS Caliphate is to establish Islamic world domination of which India forms a part.


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The Rise Of ISIS Security Implications For India

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Author: Lt Gen BS Pawar PVSM, AVSM (Retd)

India can no longer adopt an ostrich like approach and hope that the ISIS storm will pass away, with the country remaining unaffected. The threat is real both internally and externally and India will have to confront it head-on before it becomes too late.


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Global Terror: A Revival

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Author: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC (Retd)

It is a historical fact that Islam and Christianity have been fixated with each other from their first encounter. Like Rome and Egypt in history, they made war on each other, but traded with each other too. They have been bitter enemies, yet, they also have been allies; in the 16th century, Ottoman Turkey and Venice allied to control the Mediterranean. One cannot sum up the relationship between the two religions that might be so fanatical with each other, but at the same time, so unsure.


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The Islamic State And Its Relentless Jihad

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Author: Maj Gen AK Hukku YSM (Retd)

The aim of IS is to establish a Caliphate of Salafist orientation extending across the Sunni dominated areas of Iraq and Syria and then continue the jihad to other parts of the Levant. Earlier arrangement of working as an affiliate of Al Qaeda no longer holds good. IS continues its independent operations and now controls a wide swathe of terrain extending from Fallujah and Mosul in Iraq to Aleppo and Homs in Syria.


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Meeting The Challenge Of The Lone Wolves

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Author: Kalyani Unkule

Calls appearing in jihadist propaganda magazines and websites encouraging further attacks on lines similar to the Sydney Café Siege and the Charlie Hebdo shootings tell us that the lone wolf modus operandi is gaining currency.


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Financing Of Terrorism In India

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Author: V Balasubramaniyan

India’s current prosecution level of financing of terrorism is dismal which stands testimony to the current vector of our AML/CFT regime. Large number of triggers and red flags have been calibrated to react to ‘irregularity’ rather than ‘illegality’, a strategy that is bound to be self-defeating in the longer run.


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Security Threats To India From ISIS/ISIL/Daesh And Qaedat Al-Jihad

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Author: Jo S Birring

The world community needs to look into the ISIS phenomenon and try to come up with a solution – a solution that takes into confidence the Muslim world. It is high time for the nations to realise the absolute nature and essence of the terrorism and delink it from Islamic ideology.


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Formation of A Radical State And Its International Repercussions

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Author: Ilias Papadopoulous

The entity known as the Islamic State has seen rapid expansion in the past few years and has evolved into one of the most dangerous international actors in the world. In this article, we will try to trace the roots of its existence, its goals and its means to fulfill them. Finally we will highlight the grave security threat that the IS poses both to individual states as well as to global stability.


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India-centric Jihadi Operations

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Author: Pawan Agrawal

I have noticed significantly cloaked visuals on the TV screens in the past few months in the videos of the brutality of the IS terrorists ─ they make the victims wear saffron clothes when they kill them either by decapitation or a bullet in the head. There must be some significance to this symbolism of the IS terrorists. Is it a signal to the Hindus of India? Baghdadi has made it clear that India will be a target so we better be prepared for the looming threat.


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Private Contractors Fighting Terror

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Author: Col Shailender Arya

The West is relying on diplomacy, air power and, though not spoken publicly, the PMCs. It has been stated that the fight against ISIS would be like the action in Somalia, where the US has a ‘strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten US while supporting partners on the front lines.’ Those partners in Somalia include heavily armed private US security firms. Therefore, PMCs shall play a critical role in the unfolding war in Iraq and Syria, now known as Operation Inherent Resolve.


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ISIS And Its Impact On India

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Author: Team DSA

Post discovery of Mehdi Masroor Biswas@ShamiWitness, a former National Security Adviser told the media that some 100 such cases were active on the social media. Then there have been numerous cases of youth physically joining the ISIS from India, Maldives, Bangladesh, China, Pakistan and many other countries of the world. In India, migration (both legal and illegal) to the Gulf and Middle East by youth in search of lucrative jobs has been going on for past several decades, so we may never know how many Indians have joined hands with the ISIS.


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Shia Mosque Bombing In Pakistan

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Author: Debalina Ghoshal

As Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif continues to pledge to fight the war against terrorism, he is being challenged every now and then by the Sunni extremists. The attacks in the beginning of the year are reported to be a response from the Sunni Pakistani Taliban group against Islamabad’s effort to beef up its actions against the group and its allies.


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Geostrategic Blunders American Hand In Creating ISIS?

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Author: Cecil Victor

The US vow ‘to change the Middle East so as to deny support for militant Islam by pressuring or transforming the nations and transnational systems that support it’ has proved, once again, to be so much gas. The Global War on Terror launched after the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon has failed to achieve the stated goal. If anything, the world is a worse place than when the Twin Towers were reduced to rubble.


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Military In Cyberspace

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Author: Munish Sharma

The role of military in securing the critical infrastructure of the nation and operational readiness to launch a cyber offensive at any desired point of time, in addition to securing its own vital networks, is not just inevitable but essential.


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The Emerging Threat of ‘Maritime Jihad’ Off India’s Western Seaboard

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Author: Capt (Dr) GS Khurana and Saloni Salil

Since the September 2014 terrorist attempt on PNS Zulfiqar, the US-led coalition naval forces operating off the Arabian Peninsula have intensified their counter-maritime terrorism exercises. The exercises are not only about naval force protection. These are also about addressing what the terrorists could do to disrupt global economy and regional security.


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