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India ranks 15 on extreme terror risk index

UK based global risks advisory firm Maplecroft in its report has ranked India 15 in terror risk index. Pakistan is at the second place in the world terrorism risk index and Somalia at number one. It shows that risk of terror attacks in India has far lowered as compared to countries like Somalia, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine. These are the top five countries on the terror risk index. Somalia, which is on the extreme top in the terror risk index, has experienced 556 terrorist attacks that killed 1437 people and injured 3408 between June 2009 and June 2010. While, India that is ranked 15 experienced 749 terror incidents in the same period. And in the previous year, that is, in between June 2008 to June 2209 the incidents of terror attacks in India were 775. The incidents of terror attacks have more or less remained constant according to the report. Such reports can be useful in terms of security threats and ways to counter terror and its overall impact on the economy and business and polity. According to Maplecroft CEO Alyson Warhurst, “Business assets are vulnerable in certain high risk countries. For example, recent months have seen attacks on oil and gas workers in the Niger Delta, mining operations in Chhattisgarh, India and the failed attempt to conceal devices in the freight of cargo planes flying out of Yemen.”  

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 December 2010 on page no. 11

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