Opinion: D. C. Nath (President, Patriot’s Forum) – Three Main (Terrorist) Threats Before India—US Country Report

DC Nath SmallPresident of Patriots Forum, D.C. Nath was superannuated in January, 1995, as the Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, D.C. Nath (IPS-1960) was associated with the International Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM), headquartered in New Delhi, for over 14 years, first as the Executive President & CEO and then as the President & Director General, between February, 1997 and March, 2011. The author of a highly acclaimed book, Intelligence Imperatives for India, Mr. Nath earned high plaudits from all around for two of his very significant presentations on: “Revisiting the Future of India” (2005, London) and “Lessons from India for the War On Terrorism” (2007, USA). He is the only one in the field, combining the experiences of a police officer with specialization in intelligence and strategic analysis and an industrial security expert par excellence. More Bio on D. C. Nath…

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Why India is alone in the war against Jihadi terrorism and Pakistan



June 25, 2015

Dear Friends,


Subject: Three Main (Terrorist) Threats Before India—US Country Report


Thanks to an old-time friend, we wish to share with you today a US Country report of June, 2014. While the full report is attached, the Three Major Threats before India haves been identified as:


i) The first is the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) as world’s number one jihadi terror group and its impact on South Asia;
ii) The continuing doublespeak of the U.S. on Pakistan’s state sponsored terrorism; and
iii) The existence of the overseas network of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Tigers (LTTE) and the financial support it enjoys.


As for the ISIS having overtaken the “parental” body so to say, we would draw your attention to our circulatory mail of June 23, 2015 with the title, “ISIS All The Way”. The large swath of land now under its Caliphate and the kind of brutality it has been indulging in, out beats every terrorist organisation in modern times. Referring to their inhuman predatory habits, some people allude that the ISIS have been moving on the footprints of their creator Prophet Mohammad and Prophet Mohammad only.

Reacting to this, even some sections of die hard clerics have come in the open, condemning the ISIS and, even indicating, at grave risk, the urgent need to “save” true Islam from the ISIS. As a matter of fact, only on June 23, 2015, a London-based senior Islamic scholar from Pakistan has come out with a 900-page curriculum for all British schools to impress upon the Muslim youth to stay away from the path of terror and not to proceed to Syria, as has been happening currently.


The US Country report says:

· ISIS has successfully wrested the allegiance of the affiliates of AQ from the parent body, particularly the nominal allegiance of Boko Haram – branded as the most active terror group in the world by the US. The Islamic State has also managed to make successful inroads into South Asia attracting a small number of Indians among the 16,000 foreigners who have flocked to fight in Syria. It remains potentially most dangerous group in India’s Jihadi terrorist landscape.


· A significant observation has been: “A number of these attacks were planned and launched from safe havens in Pakistan.


On India’s problem in Afghanistan, the report says:

· The strategic plans of India could be jeopardized with the worsening terrorist situation in Afghanistan as perhaps for the first time India is virtually excluded in its strategic reckoning.


A highly significant part of the report clearly focused on what one can say the typically diplomatic stance of the US, “in real term, it indicates no change in the US attitude of ignoring Pakistan as the source of India’s transnational terrorist threat. This only confirms that regardless of all the bonhomie and backslapping and talk of counterterrorism cooperation with the US will perhaps be limited to information sharing and some joint training activity. India cannot expect the US to help in reining in Pakistan’s use of terrorism as a strategic tool against India.”


We liked the concluding remarks in this assessment:

The moral of the story is India has to fight its war on Jihadi terrorism and deal with Pakistan on its own terms to serve its national interest. Nothing more, nothing less.


Friends, yes, it is “NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS”. Every nation understands this, there is no reason why we should not, more so when we have home-grown “friends” from within. Indeed, it could not have been more true. We are confident that despite many faultlines in the present NDA government, the leaders who now count do know this ultimate truth.



Your sevak,

D.C. Nath

(Former Spl. Director, IB)

(President, Patriots’ Forum)

Source: Patriot Forum

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