Terrorists change strategies constantly, says top security expert

The Delhi High Court bombing has again proved that jihadi terrorists are "constantly re-grouping and changing their strategies to avoid leaving footprints to the security agencies", says top security expert Ved Marwah.

"The Batla House encounter in 2008 (in New Delhi) was a big setback for the jihadi terrorists. Learning lessons from the incident, they have been constantly changing their strategy not to get caught easily and to avoid leaving footprints for the security agencies," Marwah, a former Delhi Police and National Security Guard (NSG) chief said. "They (terrorists) are around. They are active and constantly re-grouping. Sometimes they lie low, sometimes they surface in new labels and adopt new strategies. But the jihadi threat continues," said Marwah (79).

New tricks: Officials discovered that the explosive was packed in a
briefcase and detonated outside the High Court's gate. pic/afp

Adaptive nature
The terrorists are adopting new and changing strategies suited to the situation and the region, he said. "They may be having one strategy in Kashmir and another in Kerala or in Uttar Pradesh."

According to Marwah, though the final investigations alone will show whether it was the Harkat-ul-Jihadi Islami (HuJI) or the Indian Mujahideen (IM) or some other outfit behind the latest terror outrage, it was an insignificant factor.

"I do think all the jihadi terror strikes in India have some kind of backing from Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) - Pakistan's spy agency."

"They (Pakistani agencies) may be busy with their volatile situation in Karachi and other towns or on the Afghan border, but India is always on their radar. They keep trying to foment trouble here."

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