Washington: India has achieved major success last year in countering terrorism by effecting numerous arrests and confiscation of explosives despite challenges associated with its law enforcement and judicial systems, a US report on terrorism has said.
“Terrorists staged numerous attacks in India, including a series of commuter train bomb attacks in Mumbai, which killed over 200 people and injured more than 700,” country terrorism reports prepared by the US State Department said.
“Despite challenges associated with its law enforcement and judicial systems, India achieved major successes this year including numerous arrests and the confiscation of explosives and firearms,” it said.
The report said that as in previous years, terrorists staged hundreds of attacks on people and property in India. “The most prominent terrorist groups were violent extremists operating in Jammu and Kashmir; Maoists operating in the “Naxalite belt” in eastern, southern and central India; and ethno-linguistic nationalists in India’s northeastern states,” it said.
The report said the federal and state governments tried various strategies to address some of these grievances within the context of Indian democracy.
“But the government is firm: groups must cease violence before negotiations can begin, and the government will not entertain territorial concessions,” the State Department said.