In Brief: India’s Terror Challenges

Recent high profile incidents make India appear prone to terror attack. Granted that many “countries with advanced economies as well as a high degree of civil liberties are most likely to face the brunt of terror attacks.” But it is now facing more difficulties due to its unique geopolitical realities. India faces two fundamental challenges, formidable enemies in both multiple splinter and unified terrorist groups operating from within Pakistan, as well as a mighty economic behemoth in China which undermines its stature in the region and thus making it difficult to become more furtive against terrorist on the international stage. While facing these asymmetrical threats, India has been considering these factors in its long view planning.

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