Cross-Border Terrorism in India: Counterterrorism Strategies and Challenges
Last updated: June 24, 2010
Department of Government and International Affairs
Eastern Washington University
Published by Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ACDIS Occasional Paper series
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SummaryThe author begins with the premise that contemporary terrorism has emerged as a fully globalized phenomenon with increasingly destructive capacities. She traces the origins of terrorism in India, with particular reference to the country's rivalry over Kashmir with neighboring Pakistan.
Next, the author identifies shortcomings in India's current counterterrorism strategies, by examining existing federal and state policy approaches, infrastructure, and intelligence and security agency coordination.
The paper concludes with recommendations for improving India's institutional capabilities, inter-agency coordination, and international cooperation in order to more effectively combat cross-border terror.