Book Details

Author(s): Surinder K Sharma & Anshuman Behera
ISBN: 9788182747548
Publication Year: 2014
Binding: HB
Pages: 318
Price: Rs. 1195 Rs. 1195
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This book is an attempt to profile important militant groups presently active in South Asian countries. It leaves out many militant groups that earlier have merged into some larger groups or have been inactive for some years. Nevertheless, the book covers some inactive groups given their potential to regroup and get into action. The information related to these militant groups have been culled from open sources and due care has been taken to check the facts for consistency and reliability. The threat perception from each group has been covered in this book in details. The book will be useful for further research on militancy, terrorism, radicalization and security related issues.

ABOUT Author


Mr. Surinder Kumar Sharma is currently attached to the Institute of Defence Studies & Analyses. He is a columnist and commentator on terrorism and security related issues on South Asia region. He has a ring side view of the phenomenon of militancy in Pakistan and Kashmir in all its ramifications. He held various important positions in the Cabinet Secretariat and National Technical Research Organisation. Decorated with ‘Outstanding Performance Award’ by the National Security Adviser in 2008, his abiding interest has been the rise of global terrorism specially surrounding India with special focus on Pakistan and Jammu & Kashmir.

Dr. Anshuman Behera is a Researcher at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hyderabad for his dissertation on “Insurgency Movements in South Asia: A Case Study of Maoist Insurgency Movement in Nepal: 1996-2005”. In IDSA he is associated with the Internal Security Centre. His current interests include Internal Security in India with special focus on Religious fundamentalism, Radicalisation and Terrorism.

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