Animesh Roul, "Recruitment drive - Islamist groups urge India's Muslims to join jihad," IHS Jane's Intelligence Review, March 2014

Key Points

  • Jihadist discourse over the past year has exhorted India's sizeable Muslim population to participate in jihad, either abroad or targeting the Indian state.

  • Despite Indian nationals' involvement in transnational terrorist plots, and a substantial indigenous insurgent campaign through the late 2000s, Indian Muslims have typically avoided the jihadist call.