ATbar Lakshman, Kanchan

Lakshman, Kanchan

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The Cat’s Paw Again

Over the past few months, the Taliban had vowed to augment their attacks, including suicide bombings, clearly demonstrating an intensification of the militant campaign. Indeed, the attack on the Indian Embassy comes within the context of spiraling violence in the country.
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The Expanding Jihad

The operational spaces for Islamist militancy in States outside Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) demonstrate indications of brisk expansion, even as terrorist violence declines in that State. The most recent arrests in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Karnataka are an indication that the Pakistan-backed Islamist groups operating in J&K have a wider subversive agenda, and have, consequently, created an elaborate network of terrorist cells in a number of other States in India.
This article was published in the South Asia Intelligence Review of the South Asia Terrorism Portal - Volume 6, No.32, February 18, 2008
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