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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#24: 01 DECEMBER 2017 Islamic State’s Foreign Fighters: India’s Achilles heel?   Bibhu Prasad Routray  – Abstract It is the season for home coming. With the Caliphate of the Islamic State collapsing in Iraq and Syria, the surviving among the outfit’s 40,000 foreign fighters are now faced with three options-to die fighting, to […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#23: 25 OCTOBER 2017 Siege of Marawi: Spectre of ‘new’ terrorism in Southeast Asia  Bibhu Prasad Routray  – Abstract The near five month siege of Marawi in Philippines by the militants inspired by the Islamic State ended on 23 October 2017. Notwithstanding the official claims of the military having nipped the bud of […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#11: 28 JUNE 2017 Islamic State in Central Asia – Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract The Islamic State (IS) has been able to attract into its fold a substantial number of people from the Central Asian States (CAS). A number of IS-inspired attacks by nationals from the CAS continue to take […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#14: 08 JUNE 2017 China’s Counter-terrorism in Xinjiang: Inward Looking Template     – Adarsh Vijay – Abstract The Uyghur insurgency continues to be an unresolved internal security threat for China. China’s counterterrorist policy reflects an amalgamation of military coercion, socio-economic transformation, and a propaganda warfare. The communist state and its unparalleled reaction against […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#09: 12 APRIL 2017 Bangladesh’s Unique War on the Islamic State  – Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Bangladesh has launched a unique war on home grown militants with clear ideological linkages with the Islamic State, even while dismissing speculations regarding the IS presence in the country. Raids on militant dens, killings […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA SPECIAL REPORT#08: 28 FEBRUARY 2017 Inspire, Enlist, and Execute: The Islamic State’s Strategy in Southeast Asia – Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Close to 800 persons from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines are among the foreign fighter network of the Islamic State (IS). The estimate is far larger than the number of Southeast […]

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Email Tweet   EVENT: 09 DECEMBER 2015 Radicalisation: A Growing Security Challenge for India – Bibhu Prasad Routray made a presentation on “Causes of Radicalization” at the 3rd Annual Internal Security Seminar, organised by the Institute of Defence Studies & Analyses, New Delhi, on 9 December 2015, on “Radicalisation: A Growing security challenge for India”. The panel […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#06: 20 NOVEMBER 2015 Islamic State: Patterns of Mobilisation in India  Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Seven specific patterns can be inferred from the mobilisation carried out in support of the Islamic State in India. These patterns help in understanding whether and in what form the Islamic State may be able to reinforce […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA DATABASE#02: 03 OCTOBER 2015 Timeline 2015: Islamic State and South Asia –  – 5 January – Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani expresses concern over the growth of the Islamic State and its possible impact in the country. 10 January – The Islamic State releases a video showing former Taliban commanders pledging allegiance to […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA DATABASE#01: 28 SEPTEMBER 2015 Timeline 2014: Islamic State and South Asia – The timeline begins in May 2014, the month in which the first ever incident in South Asia relating to the Islamic State was reported.  – 23 May– Four young men from Mumbai identified as Areeb Majid, Aman Tandel, Fahad Shaikh and Saleem […]

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