Here’s why the death of Baghdadi will have no impact on ISIS operations especially in Kerala

baghdadiThe killing of Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi comes as a relief to the world, but the terror outfit’s decentralised structure would mean that his death may not have that much of an impact on its operations, especially in India

US President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed that the worlds most dreaded terrorist, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed. The death of the Islamic State chief does come as a relief to the entire world, but the question is what does that change?

Looking at this from the purely Indian perspective, it is clear Baghdadi’s death is unlikely to change anything much especially in states such as Kerala, Kashmir and Tamil Nadu, which have been bitten by the ISIS problem.

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Why is India’s most literate state Kerala producing the most ISIS terrorists

New Delhi, June 08: Kerala is a 100 per cent literate state. It is one India’s best tourist destination and offers probably the best cuisine.

Attached to all the positives is a lurking problem as well. It has been described as a ticking time bomb, thanks to problem of radicalisation and the very fact that the maximum number of cases of people leaving for the Islamic State have been reported from this state.

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Shake up in Intelligence Bureau political? All love a conspiracy theory, don’t they?

A couple of days back, there were reports that suggested that the Intelligence Bureau is undergoing a major shake-up. It was said that at least 500 Intelligence Bureau officials have been transferred.

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Why India has every reason to worry about the Khalistan re-run in Canada

The snub to visiting Canadian PM Justin Trudeau snub is being widely reported in media outlets. The Canadian Prime Minister, who is in India on a seven day visit was not received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which set off speculation whether India was upset with Canada on the manner in which the Khalistan issue was being handled.

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Maldives: Why it is time for India to assert itself

New Delhi: India continues to watch closely the crisis in Maldives. While it issued a statement on Tuesday stating that it is disturbed by the events in Maldives, there are no signals of an interference by India as yet.

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India-China standoff: Time the media ‘shut up’

indchin2Let us start off by saying that the media is entirely to blame for the escalating tension between India and China. Amidst the standoff which is into its 5th week at Doklam, the two nations are clearly not in the mood for war.

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India-Pakistan bonhomie and the need for a mutual legal assistance treaty

india-pak-nsa-meet-pti_650x400_61449475389Why is Pakistan in no hurry to conclude the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) concerning criminal matters with India. There are a host of reasons behind this and the draft that was sent by India in 2005 and 2012 continues to remain pending or in the cold storage.

One must also note that in the absence of the MLAT the visit by the Joint Investigation Team to India to probe the Pathankot attack does not have legal sanctity. V Balachandran, former officer with the Research and Analysis Wing who retired as a Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India explains to OneIndia the reasons why Pakistan has been slow in concluding the MLAT.

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Terror will be the new normal in Europe if there is no centralised policy

brusselsEurope, March 28: The biggest threat from the ISIS is to Europe. There have been several write ups which even stated, ” are terror attacks the new normal in Europe?” Unless Europe stands united and jointly fights the problem, the scenario could only worsen in the days to come.
First and foremost what Europe lacks is a centralized control of its resources, operations and policy. In the absence of this, an intelligence system cannot function effectively, V Balachandran former officer with the Research and Analysis Wing tells OneIndia.

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Why Intelligence Bureau under CAG audit control can never be accepted

New Delhi, Feb 27: The Supreme Court recently ruled that Intelligence agencies cannot be accountable to the CAG.
The Supreme Court’s order was in the right direction and an audit control of the CAG cannot be accepted since these agencies work secretly to further national security says V Balachandran former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat.

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JNU has always been anti establishment, says former special secretary

jnsuA large majority say that the trend at the JNU is to be anti-establishment. Over the past several years there have been meetings which have been pro-naxalite. Now the issue in question is the protest regarding the Afzal Guru issue during which anti national comments were allegedly made.

In the aftermath of this incident, there have been questions asked about the involvement of the police at the campus. The government has defended this move and said that it was absolutely necessary. While protests are a part and parcel of democracy, it does not always look good if they are anti establishment for the heck of it.

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