Rohit linked up to this report by an USA based NGO Rand. Here is a summary of implications for India. You can read the full report here.
India will continue to face a serious jihadi terrorist threat from Pakistan-based terrorist groups for the foreseeable future. However, India lacks military options that have strategic-level effects without a significant risk of a military response by Pakistan. Neither Indian nor U.S. policy is likely to be able to reduce that threat significantly in the short to medium term. Most likely,the threat will continue to grow. Other extremists in India inevitably will find inspiration and instruction from the Mumbai attack.
Intelligence failure, inadequate counterterrorist training and equipment of local police,delays in the response of NSG commandos, flawed hostage-rescue plans, and poor strategic communications and information management all contributed to a less-than-optimal response.These gaps suggest the need for improved counterterrorist coordination between national-level and local security agencies and for strengthened counterterrorist capabilities on the part of first responders. Unless India can improve the quality and functioning of its entire internal security apparatus, it will remain acutely vulnerable to further terrorist penetration and attacks.
The aim of Let has been revised from freedom for Kshmir to breaking up India and increasing communal tension so that they can find a larger number of recruits for their global operation.
My only question why do they need to waste their time and energy brainwashing, training and arming youth when we are self sufficient in destruction. We have already successfully divided ourselves on lines of faith, caste, sub caste and even food habits.
We cant stand women drinking alcohol and mixing with men of other faith. We think the best way to counter terrorism is to change names of sweet shops and stop selling “the reluctant fundamentalist”. We really don’t need their help-we believe in self help and swadeshi.