In the meantime, we can foresee that terrorism is gradually changing its pattern and style of operation. It is no longer sporadic and unplanned. There may be a lull before the storm, and that lull should not be misunderstood or underestimated. Terrorism is becoming institutionalised, and the actors of the play are more organised, rational, and emotionally stable. Their plan of operation is clear, and the target is well identified.
The role of the media can also be questioned here. It will take a safer ground and will present the violence in such a manner that people will see no wrong in what is happening; rather the administration will have to pull up its strings to see that it is not losing the support of the people. The vocabulary of terrorism has, therefore, become the successor to that of anarchy and communism exploited accordingly by the media and politicians.
Internationalism terrorism is a well-tried tool in interstate terrorist activities, and examples are aplenty of one state perpetrating terror across the border in another state. In the game, the home-grown terrorists come handy.
The future terrorists are a new breed well informed of the technological development, organisationally solid and ever ready to acquire knowledge of new killing devices.
The future terrorists are a new breed well informed of the technological development, organisationally solid and ever ready to acquire knowledge of new killing devices. They are improving their sophistication and abilities in virtually all aspects of their operations and support. The aggressive use of modern technology for information management, communication and intelligence has increased the efficiency of these activities. Weapons technology has become easily accessible, and the purchasing power of terrorist organisations is on the rise. The ready availability of both technology and trained personnel to operate it for any client with sufficient cash allows the well-funded terrorist to equal or exceed the sophistication of governmental countermeasures.
Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face, said Chirac in his speech.10 It is a virus that is spreading its tentacles to every corner of the world, throwing a gigantic challenge to humanity and the whole range of values it holds dear to it. Nayak and many others think that it is essential to have good intelligence on terrorists. The fight against terrorism must be undertaken by a strongly united world in which every defender reaches beyond its self-defeating transitory interests and small gains to ensure that the fight concludes not just in a triumph for the moment but a victory that is complete in each detail, because humanity is involved.
Terrorism has become the systematic weapon of a war that knows no borders or seldom has a face”¦
In the meantime, it has become necessary for India to give her people a sense of safety and security. Its strategies to combat terrorism should be well planned and technically sound. The recent attack on the Delhi High Court is a clear reflection of the loopholes in the system. Counterterrorist measures must once be screened and revised in totality. Sharing of information among the intelligence agencies is crucial for a combined attack on their operations. There is an urgent need of skilled personnel in the field with appropriate knowledge of modern technology to handle antiterrorist operations. The laws to punish terrorists must be stringent, and sentencing should be quick and deterrent. Speedy justice will definitely prevent those who are taking the country to ransom. The message must go to those on trial that India will not tolerate any further anarchy of this sort.