• Lt Gen Anand M Verma(Retd)

    CROSS BORDER TERRORISM: ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGE

    Lt Gen Anand M Verma(Retd) The scourge of terrorism has haunted Indian policy-makers since independence. Some states, particularly the bordering states suffered from a real or perceived sense of neglect and misgovernance which was exploited and seeds of sedition and secession were sown in the states of the North-East, Punjab and J&K-by providing them with arms training and financial support and instigated them to take up arms against the state machinery.  Insurgency has been in India since Independence. Terrorism made an entry in India with the Punjab problem and now J&K and Central India, A common definition of terrorism is the systematic use or threatened use of violence to intimidate a population…