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11 February 2006

Jihadi Terrorism in Central Asia: An Update


Institute For Topical Studies, Chennai, India

Supplied note:
"The latest paper of the Institute For Topical Studies, A-2/3, Bharathi Dasan Colony, K.K.Nagar, Chennai---600078, India, on the above subject is now available at the web site of the South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG), New Delhi, at [the URL below] - br."

"The situation in the CARs [The Central Asian Republics] should be a matter of common concern to India, China, the US and Russia. Firstly, because of the cross-border linkages with the Taliban, Al Qaeda, the Pakistani jihadi terrorist organisations and the Uighur extremists on the one side and with the Chechens on the other. Secondly, because of the danger of the Ferghana Valley becoming one day a new hub of international jihadi terrorism. Thirdly, because of the dangers of the penetration of the extremist elements into the scientific community of the region and tapping expertise in their attempts to develop a WMD capability. And fourthly, because of the location of vast energy resources in the region and the dangers of the terrorists one day acquiring control of them. It is important for these four countries to get together, exchange ideas on the situation in the region and work towards a common approach. The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation is not the answer to the threats posed by terrorism in this region. - b. raman."

Site contents:
* Involvement of HUM [Harkat-ul-Mujahideen] and HUJI [Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami] of Pakistan; * The Uighurs; * Hizbut Tehrir (HT); * Activities in CARs; * IMU's [Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan] Linkages with Jihadi Extremists in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan; * The Present Ground Situation.

[The writer is Additional Secretary (retd), Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, and, presently, Director, Institute For Topical Studies, Chennai - ed.]


Internet Archive (www.archive.org)
[the paper was not archived at the time of this abstract. However, in a few weeks time it will be available at web.archive.org/web/*/www.saag.org]

(NOTE: For a number of years the SAAG site operated at its original "www.saag.org" address. In late Dec 2007 the original address was highjacked by some unknown operator(s) and thus the SAAG was forced to establish the "www.southasiaanalysis.org" address)

Link reported by:
B. Raman (corde--at--vsnl.com)

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