Category Archives: ISIS

Are India and China Drifting Apart?; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0162/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group  Indian and Chinese National Security Advisors (NSAs) Ajit Doval and State Councillor Yang Jiechi are scheduled to meet in Hyderabad, India in the first week of November to review bilateral relations and regional developments.  Hugging and selfie diplomacy is over.  It is back to the brass tacks.  Core interests are to the fore. Doval and his delegation would certainly carry in… Read Article →

Once again espionage is in news from Pakistan’s Delhi territory; By JK Verma

CAS article no. 0157/2016 Courtesy: Aviation & Defence Universe  Military controlled Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) which has been waging a low-intensity war against India, is not only pumping terrorists and suicide bombers but continuously raising and running agents in the country. The powerful ISI posts its officers and staff in the High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi especially in Consular Section and when Indian nationals approach for Visa they… Read Article →

Lone Wolf Attacks: A dangerous phenomenon; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0096/2016 Courtesy: The Indian Saga Omar Mir Seddique Mateen before committing the worst mass killing of 50 people in the U.S. history in a night club in Orlando had called American security agencies and told about his allegiance to Islamic State (IS), the most dreaded terrorist outfit in the world. The massacre was the worst since 9/11 multiple terror attacks in the U.S. Mateen, 29, was an… Read Article →

The IS challenge: Europe needs to get its act together; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0065/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor Islamic State (IS) which has already overtaken Al-Qaeda is currently the most treacherous, wealthiest and better organized terrorist organization in the international arena. While the continuous bombarding in the IS-controlled region may have weakened the terrorist outfit, but the resolve of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his cohorts of retribution has not lessened and the danger of carrying out terrorist activities in Europe… Read Article →

Rising influence of IS in Afghanistan: A dangerous phenomena for region and world; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0056/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor  Islamic State (IS), which is an emerging force in Afghanistan, is slowly but steadily becoming powerful. There can be a difference of opinion about the actual strength and its area of influence in the country, or even its link with IS of Syria and Iraq, but there can be no dispute that the strength of the IS (Da’esh) fighters is increasing. In… Read Article →

Making its way into Bangladesh: IS needs to be stopped at the gate; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0041/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor The global community is legitimately worried about the rising influence of what appears to be one of the world’s most impactful terrorist outfits- the Islamic State (IS). The influence of IS is increasing rapidly in the region, with Afghanistan, Pakistan having become the main bastions of this terrorist outfit in South Asia. While Indian Muslims, who have been moderate in their views… Read Article →

Singapore Investigations Reveal Deeper Terrorist Threat to Bangladesh; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0023/2016 Between November 16 and December 01, 2015, Singapore authorities detained 27 Bangladeshi construction workers on charges of conspiring to carry out terrorist attacks on another country – Bangladesh, not Singapore. This was recently disclosed by   Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs. Of the 27 workers 26 were deported to Bangladesh after informing the Bangladeshi authorities. One worker is undergoing a jail sentence in Singapore, for trying to… Read Article →

A Rare Show Of Unity?; By Dr. Sridhar Krishnaswami

CAS article no:  0039/2015 The rare show of unity at the United Nations Security Council in the passage of Resolution 2249 only underscores the gravity of the threat to the international system, not from mis-guided non state actors but determined terrorists and thugs bent on upsetting the world order, peace and security. Correctly so the 15 member Security Council has identified the ISIS or ISIL as source of “unprecedented threat”… Read Article →