New Delhi: India is one of the worst terror hit countries in India, ranging from separatists movements within the country to sponsored Jihadi terrorism from neighbouring countries.
The decades old problem of cross border terrorism has cost immense loss of life and property to the nation. The Mumbai attack has highlighted the extent of cancerous terror seeds sown and watered by Pakistan.
However, the regular spat of terror attacks have shown the lack of coordination between the security agencies and he penetration of Jihadi elements. On the other hand, the utter bravery and sacrifice of the armed forces have so far kept the border safe.
Here is a list of most dreaded terror outfit operating n the country:
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) – India is one of LeT’s key theaters of operations and this militant group is responsible for some of the most horrific terrorist strikes in the country (including the 2001 Indian Parliament attack and the 2008 Mumbai attacks). LeT is believed to have the protection of Pakistan’s intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). It is one of the most feared militant groups in India.
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) – The HM is one of the key terrorist groups that functions in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This separatist organisation has been responsible for hundreds of deaths in the Kashmir valley over the past decades.
Jaish-e-Mohammed- meaning “The Army of Muhammad”, abbreviated as JeM; also transliterated Jaish-e-Muhammed, Jaish-e-Mohammad or Jaish-e-Muhammad) is an Islamist terrorist group in Kashmir. The group’s primary motive is to separate Kashmir from India and it has carried out several attacks primarily in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It has been banned in Pakistan since 2002, yet continues to operate several facilities in the country.
According to B. Raman, Jaish-e-Mohammed is viewed as the “deadliest” and “the principal terrorist organisation in Jammu and Kashmir”. The group has been designated as a terrorist organisation by Australia, Canada, India, the UAE, the UK, the US and the UN.
United Liberation Front of Western South East Asia (ULFWSEA) – The newly formed ULFWSEA came into being in April 2015 when key militant outfits of North East India such as the NSCN (K) and eight others including the Ulfa (I), NDFB (Songbijit), and Kamatapur Liberation Organisation came together to form a united front. The group is responsible for a number of recent militant strikes.
Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) – The main aim of the BKI is the creation of an independent Sikh state known as Khalistan. The BKI is believed to have links with many European terrorist organisations and the ISI.
Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) – Members of the CPI (Maoist), often referred to as Naxalites, were deemed “the single biggest internal security challenge” by PM Manmohan Singh in 2006. The group aims at destabilising the government of India by spreading its militant activities.