Much of the jihadi industry in West Bengal and Bangladesh thrives on liberal doses of funding from Islamic countries in West Asia, particularly the Wahabis.
The jihadis militancy in the Valley must be viewed from the prism of geopolitics, i.e. the global jihadi discourse, territorial ambition of Pakistan, and strategic imperatives of powers like China.
Most groups engaged in conflict in Syria are being leveraged by some or other external power. It is beyond debate or rather is well documented that the US or NATO has leveraged several affiliates of Al Qaeda in different conflicts.
Kolkata is the financial terminus of most of the insurgent groups industry, the Maoists industry, the jihadi industry (straddles West Bengal – Bangladesh), the cattle smuggling industry from India to Bangladesh, the illegal mining industry and the fake currency industry.
The CPEC yokes PoK and Balochistan to China. It was imperative therefore for the Indian Prime Minister to address our territorial rights with regard to PoK as well as Balochistan, given the illegal strategic link scripted by China and Pakistan.
Elections are to be held in this 10 percent region, that Pakistan calls ‘Azad Kashmir’, as if the 90 percent that constitute Gilgit-Baltistan are slaves.
The solution for Kashmir lies in reclaiming Kashmiriyat. In the larger national perspective, the solution lies in reclaiming the Indian brand of Islam, which is rooted in the soil of this country.
Our aggressive bid and emerging geopolitical circumstances in Asia and the Asia Pacific Region will in effect either alter the character of the NSG or cause the redundancy of the grouping.
We are caught in a terrible vicious cycle of arms import trap. The arms lobby is getting increasingly murderous. Here is the opportunity to unshackle and redeem ourselves.