About the book
Serial blasts in Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and the earlier terrorist strikes in Lucknow, Varansai, Faizabad, Ludhiana, Ajmer and Hyderabad have all sent out a message that the targets of terrorists have widened over the years. During the last few years, the series of violent incidents in Kathua and Pulwama districts in Jammu and Kashmir and the attack on the Swaminarayan temple in Gandhinagar have not only demonstrated the deadly striking capabilities of today’s sub-continental terrorists, but they have also confirmed that jehadis have declared war against the Indian State. Such attacks, worldwide, have not only exposed the chinks in the armour of security and intelligence networks but they have also robbed the confidence of nations in controlling the menace of terrorism.
The need of the hour is the political will to solve problems that generate terrorism. The states affected by terrorism should open up avenues for a negotiated settlement of disputes and exhibit genuine willingness to resolve long-festering problems. The efforts of the state to maintain security on the face of terrorist threats should go hand in hand with increased devolution of power to the people and greater democratisation of the system of power and administration. This threat can be encountered by training and development of a new mechanism bolstered by a multi-dimensional and multi-layered approach based on checks and balances. The edition re-examines and analyses the genesis and changing nature of the problem of terrorism, its causes and suggest some measures for policy research.
About the Author
Dr. Sudhir Hindwan is a leading political scientist (Prof) and an expert on strategic affairs. He completed his graduation and post-graduation from Hindu College, Delhi University and M.Phil. and Ph.D. from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He had visited London, Belfast and Londonderry to comprehend the problem of I.R.A’s terrorism and political violence on a sponsored scholarship. He also visited Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Conway Hall, Sydney on academic assignments and for research paper presentation. He was invited as a Post-doc Research Fellow to research on conflict resolution by Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, New York. Dr Hindwan has 14 years teaching experience and over 100 publications to his credit.