Ajai Sahni is an author and expert on counter-terrorism, and serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for Conflict Management in New Delhi, which maintains the South Asia Terrorism Portal, a website focusing on terrorism in South Asia. Sahni also edits 'South Asia Intelligence Review' and 'Faultlines'.
Published work[edit | edit source]
Sahni has published a number of papers and articles, and has been interviewed on terrorism-related matters.   In 2006 he submitted written evidence to the UK House of Commons, Select Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding Islamic terrorism in South Asia which is available on House of Commons website.
Citation as an expert[edit | edit source]
Jason Overdorf, writing for Newsweek, described Sahni as "a local counterterrorism expert" and interviewed him after 2008 Mumbai attacks. Emily Wax and Rama Lakshmi, writing for The Washington Post, also described Sahni as "a counterterrorism expert" in another article on the 2008 Mumbai attacks. In February 2009, Emma Nicholson, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, included Sahni in a panel of leading experts debating how to combat global terrorism with UK Parliamentarians.
Political position[edit | edit source]
After the Mumbai attacks, Sahni criticized the Indian government. Madhur Singh, writing in Time, quoted Sahni "We have such an incoherent and incapable leadership, and across all political parties. While Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seems to understand the scale of the challenge, he doesn't seem to carry the weight with his own Cabinet colleagues. And the irrational opposition has been blocking all forward-looking steps, irrespective of national interest."
References[edit | edit source]
- "South Asian Terrorism Portal - profiles". Satp.org. 2001-01-13. Archived from the original on 18 February 2010. http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/icm/Profiles.htm#researcher. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- The Core issue is not Kashmir it is Pakistan, Rediff.com, 2002-01-18
- An ‘Underpoliced’ Society, Newsweek, 2008-11-28
- Bomb blasts hits Assam ahead of visit by India's Prime Minister, Radio Australia
- Extremist Islamist Terror and Subversion in South Asia, Ariel Center for Policy Research, Israel.
- GREAT IDEAS, GREAT MINDS—STATE ACCOUNTABILITY, India Today, 2008-09-25
- Delusion of peace, Frontline (magazine), 2005-10-08
- The Dynamics of Islamist Terror in South Asia, The Journal of International Security Affairs
- THE CORE OF ISLAMIST TERROR, House of Commons, 2006-10-29
- Mumbai Investigation Focuses on Possible Indian Collaborators, The Washington Post, 2008-12-11
- Leading experts debate combating global terrorism with UK Parliamentarians[dead link]
- Mumbai could have been a small incident: anti-terror expert, International Institute for Strategic Studies
- Botched Mumbai Arrest Highlights India's Intel Failures, Time, 2008-12-10