India Terrorism covers issues in the Hinterland that is areas which are in the heart of the country and not including activities in Jammu and Kashmir, North East and Left Wing Extremist affected zones is driven mainly by religious extremist violence.
Terrorist activities have reduced significantly in the Hinterland of the country. Similarly, terrorist incidents have reduced in North Eastern States and also in Left Wing Extremism affected areas. In Jammu & Kashmir, security forces are proactively engaging with terrorists as per the Government policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism, resulting in neutralization of large number of terrorists and causalities to Security Forces. India Terrorism assumes importance due to growing perception of a threat from global groups as the al Qaeda or the ISIS.
India Terrorism also entails capacity building and close and effective coordination between intelligence and security agencies at the Centre and the State level is being maintained in order to avert terror incidents in the country. The Multi Agency Centre (MAC) has been strengthened and re-organized to enable it to function on 24x7 basis for real time collation and sharing of intelligence with other Agencies and State Governments. With a view to enhance the capacity of State forces, the Central Agencies have been organising training programmes for the States forces on intelligence sharing and investigation of terrorism cases. Many States have raised special forces to deal with terrorism. Central Armed Police Forces and National Security Guards have also been stationed at different locations to assist the States in dealing with such incidents.
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