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Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Why The Indian Government Doesn't Really Care About Terrorism
The Indian government doesn’t have political incentive to tackle terrorism.
23/09/2016 12:59 PM IST | Updated 23/09/2016 1:02 PM IST
HINDUSTAN TIMES VIA GETTY IMAGES
Ajit Doval is an Indian intelligence officer speaking at HT Leadership Summit on November 22, 2014 in New Delhi.
Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in 2014, India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said that India was able to cope with terrorism.
When asked to explain that, he answered:
"I very strongly feel that the threat posed by the ISI or some of the radicals can bleed this country but the inherent strength of this country is so strong that it is not going to degrade this country... I think there is plenty of proof about this. We have been able to maintain... Why is India a nation?
We don't have the same language, we don't have the same religion, we don't have the same dress, nothing. But still we are a nation because we are essentially a civilizational state. And this civilizational state has got tremendous capacity, tremendous resilience, to take on the losses. No other country will probably find that so many policemen have died in encounters against terrorism and it really doesn't matter.
The society takes it in the spirit. This capacity is a very, very high capacity. So they can bleed us, they can create some human tragedies... but if any country feels that India as a state will get degraded because of terrorism... it is not that fragile a state. Its inherent strength lies beyond the physical... that the newspaper items..."