India – An article written by Shanthie Mariet D’Souza and Bibhu Prassad Routray from the Asian Times have written the following: The origin and growth of Islamist militant group the Indian Mujahideen (IM) have been linked to a host of issues including communal riots, perceived alienation among Muslims and even India's diplomatic relations with Israel. Some organizations say IM was a creation of intelligence agencies, while others called the group an imagination of the media. Such speculation notwithstanding, its evolution and growth pattern remain a mystery. IM's aims and objectives have remained fluid, ranging from explosions supposedly targeting India's judiciary for failing its Muslim citizens to revenge for the killing of its imprisoned cadres. Recent blasts in Bodhgaya and Patna attempted to respond to the persecution of Rohhingyas in Myanmar and communal riot in Muzzafarnagar respectively. Instead of remaining a purely ideology-based organization with both local as well as global aspirations, IM appears to be willing to carry out attacks evoking almost any cause that suits its convenience. Since IM is believed to be controlled by external forces and nurturing the aspirations of joining causes with the al-Qaeda, IM's image transcends far beyond the metaphors of a traditional outfit. The IM's success as a terror group is linked to the secrecy surrounding its operations, recruitment of cadres, assembly of weapons, and internal sharing of vital information through coded messages. Quote ends. The two writers have written a very good article on the IM and how it is spreading. India has a lot of problems not only with the IM but also Maoists spreading across the country. India may have entered the space program and is tipped to be a global power in the future but it should also concentrate on its internal strife as well. Not only the two terrorist groups mention but they also have problems along the line of control in Kashmir where the dispute continues with Pakistan. They believe after last reporting period bombardment that they will be having a hard time regarding security and anti-terrorism activities next year. Another problem, not only for India but the region will be when NATO forces withdrawal from Afghanistan especially from the Pakistan Taliban.