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1 K.P.S. Gill (Intro.)
Most Wanted: Profiles of Terror
Lotus/Roli Books; New Delhi, India; 817436207X / 9788174362070; Softcover; New; 
Terrorism is often referred to as India's threat number one. Indeed, the country has seen serious assaults on its democratic institutions, including on the Red Fort and Parliament House; both symbols of independent, democratic India. Two of her most protected Prime Ministers - Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi - have been assassinated. Punjab chief minister Beant Singh was blown to pieces, while others like Farooq Abdullah in Jammu and Kashmir and Prafulla Kumar Mahanta in far away Assam have had narrow escapes. Terrorism has spread its tentacles far and wide, be it through the groups operating in Kashmir in north India or the ULFA in the northeast or even the LTTE, whose lethal capabilities have ensured that J. Jayalalitha retains tight security irrespective of whether she is in power. Planes have been hijacked and blown up, foreigners kidnapped and killed and vital installations bombed. The lethal Chinese assault rifle has often given way to improvised explosive devices that have been used to blow up bridges and army convoys; just as suicide bombers have now raised the threat of terrorism to alarming proportions. The Indian government has its own list of twenty 'Most Wanted'terrorists whose extradition it is seeking from Pakistan. This book profiles six militants who through their respective organizations hold out the maximum threat to India's unity and integrity. Interestingly, five of the six - with the exception of Paresh Barua, commander in chief of ULFA - are operating from outside the country's geographical boundaries. Some, like Professor Hafiz Saeed, the Lashkar-e-Taiba chief, have been never even set foot on Indian soil but yet control and command one of the most lethal terrorist outfits. Well-known counter terrorism expert KPS Gill's introduction gives an insightful overview, while the other authors have profiled leaders of six important militant organizations to provide rich, often frightening details of their modus operandi. The six are 'most wanted'not only because of their past activities, but also because of the threat they continue to pose. Printed Pages: 144. 108552

Price: 3.42 USD
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2 K.P.S. Gill
Terror and Containment: Perspectives of India's Internal Security
Gyan Books Pvt Ltd; New Delhi, India; 2001; 8121207126 / 9788121207126; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 368. 019659

Price: 11.70 USD
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3 K.P. S Gill; Contributors: Amarjit Kaur, Lt. Gen. J.S. Aurora, Khushwant Singh, M.V. Kamath, et al.
The Punjab Story
Roli Books; New Delhi, India; 2004; 8174363319 / 9788174363312; First Edition; Paperback; New; New; 
6th June, 1984: The Indian Army storms the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Called Operation Bluestar, the historic and unprecedented event ended the growing spectre of terrorism perpetrated by the extremist Sikh leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his followers once and for all. But it left in its wake unsolved political questions that continued to threaten Punjab’s stability for years to come. How, in a brief span of three years, did India’s dynamic frontier State become a national problem? Who was to blame: the Central Government for allowing the crisis to drift despite warnings, or the long-drawn-out Akali agitation, or the notorious gang of militants who transformed a holy shrine into a sanctuary for terrorists? First published two months after Operation Bluestar, The Punjab Story pieces together the complex Punjab jigsaw through the eyes of some of India’s most eminent public figures and journalists. Writing with the passion and conviction of those who were involved with the drama, they present a wide-ranging perspective on the past, present and future of the Punjab tangle, the truth of many of their conclusions having been borne out by time. Printed Pages: 217. 024230

Price: 6.99 USD
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