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Counter-Terrorism and India: Strategies of Modi Regime

Counter-Terrorism and India: Strategies of Modi Regime


India has been facing the challenge of terrorism since its partition in 1947. There have been various causes of terrorism in India, religion being one of the most dominant and looming factors. India, with the purpose to meet this national scourge, has framed counter-terrorism strategy which incorporates both internal and external dimensions. Along with various measures, intelligence has key role to play in counter-terrorism strategy but India’s intelligence faces some flaws that are leading to various terrorist attacks and, thus, needs overhauling and alteration. Pakistan, since its formation, has been exporting and fomenting terror activities in India with different terror organisationsModi’s regime shows how India’s counter-terrorism strategy has transformed from mere structure to practicality; and how Modi’s efforts have compelled other nations to come together against the global challenge of terrorism. This course of action would change India’s image at international fora at large and hopefully other international organizations would come with India to fight terrorism in more viable ways.

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Sharma, Nishu. 2016. "Counter-Terrorism and India: Strategies of Modi Regime." The Discussant: Journal of Centre for Reforms, Development and Justice 4 (July): 12-17. http://www.crdj.in/files/DISCUSSANT-oct2016.pdf

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