Abstract: Despite government denials, Bangladesh has increasingly become fertile ground for al-Qa`ida and the Islamic State. Both groups have taken advantage of an upsurge in Islamist militancy in the country over anger at the execution of Islamist political leaders in 2013, and both hope to expand their footprint there by building alliances with local groups. Bangladeshi police suspect the Bangladeshi wing of al-Qa`ida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), which has claimed a series of attacks on secular bloggers, is liaising with top leadership of the terrorist network in Pakistan.
Muhammad Shafi Armar: From Indian Mujahideen to Islamic State Recruiter
Animesh Roul ( Militant Leadership Monitor)
It is increasingly evident that each time the relations between India and Pakistan improve, India-focused jihadist groups from across the Pakistani border attempt to disrupt it with attacks in the Indian states of Kashmir, Punjab, and elsewhere. The inevitable aim of these is to upset the possibility of amicable dialogue between these two populous and nuclear-armed nations.
SSPC's Animesh Roul published a paper on 'Chemical and Biological Dimensions of Jihadi Terrorism', in Namrata Goswami (ed) "INDIA’S APPROACH TO ASIA Strategy, Geopolitics and Responsibility", IDSA/ Pentagon Press, 2016.
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Animesh Roul ( SSPC, Executive Director) have profiled one of the most intriguing characters of Bangladesh Jihadist scene, insrumental in inciting and killings of free speech bloggers: Read: "A Brief Sketch of Shafiur Rahman Farabi: Bangladesh’s Online Jihadist Troll", Militant Leadership Monitor, (Jamestown Foundation) Volume VI, Issue 8, August 2015.