“New version jihad is proving to be highly attractive for its strength is spiritual purity. More and more youngsters find this very attractive,” the former director of Intelligence Bureau said at a lecture.
“As a result of online propaganda, I would say the jihadi wave is achieving new heights today. In India, what we are witnessing today is a small but steady stream of recruits from different states trying to join the ranks of ISIS in Syria,” he added.
Narayanan also highlighted cyber terrorism as another major security imperative before India.
The security expert, who recently stepped down as West Bengal governor, was speaking on the ‘Security Challenges and Strategic Imperatives for India’ at the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS). Continue reading