• Author: ANIMESH ROUL, June 09, 2016

    After months denying the existence of transnational jihadist groups on its soil in the face of a violent campaign against secular and progressive forces, Bangladeshi authorities appear to have woken up to the reality of extremist militancy.

     

    • Author: ANIMESH ROUL, August 28, 2015

    One of the first indications of the Islamic State’s potential appeal in India occurred in late 2014, when Aarif Majeed, a youth from the state of Maharashtra, returned to the country from Iraq, where he had reportedly received training from the Islamic State.

    • Author: ANIMESH ROUL, December 09, 2015

    In recent months, there has been growing evidence of actual and attempted outreach by the Islamic State into Sri Lanka, presently struggling to recover from a three-decade long conflict between its Sinhalese and Tamil ethnic groups.

    • Author: ANIMESH ROUL, March 10, 2015

    An ominous jihadist wave is fast reaching Indian shores as the Islamic State (formerly known as Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and Al Qaeda’s new regional branch Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent’s (AQIS), evil influence dominate the Islamist discourse in the country.