Mumbai terror attacks were an infliction point in the military history of India. It brought to light the gaping holes which existed in the maritime defences of our country.
Terrorism has been a major threat to world peace. According to Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2016, there was a 650% increase in fatal terror attacks on people living in the world's biggest economies in 2015.
Terror spread a cause of serious concern
Five countries which experienced the worst attacks, accounting for 72% of all deaths from terrorism in 2015 are:
Rising terror powers namely ISIS, Boko Haram have actually wreaked havoc when it comes to attack on multiculturalism and lone wolf attacks.
Here is a list of the attacks that took place in and around the world after 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
What’s so striking about these terror attacks is the fact that somewhere, these world attacks drew a line of similarity with 2008 Mumbai attacks in terms of ‘hatred ideology’, ‘lone wolf attacks’, ‘homophobia’, ‘anti-pluralistic thoughts’.
#Kunming massacre in China, March 2014
5 separatists ran amok with kinves at Kunming railway station in south-west China, killing 31 and wounding 141 members of the public.
#Public school attack in Peshawar, Pakistan in December 2014
Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in Peshawar, killing at least 141 people.
#Charlie Hebdo attack, January 2015
At least 17 people were killed in Paris during the three-day siege by extremists who stormed the French satirical magazine’s office.
#Charleston church shooting, June 2015
Mass shooting took place at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, killing nine African-Americans were killed by a white supremacist. Dylann Roof, suspected gunman, now faces hate crime charges as well as nine charges of murder and three of attempted murder.
#Sousse attack, Tunisia, June 2015
Sousse terror attack that killed 38 tourists on the beaches of Sousse in Tunisia. Seifeddine Rezgui, the 23-year old university student carried out the brutal attack.
#Paris terror attacks in 2015
At least 129 people died after a series of violent incidents around Paris, France, on Friday 13 November 2015. Soon after the terror attack Islamic State released a video purporting to show nine jihadists behind the attacks.
#Germany terror attack 2016
In what can be called a lone wolf attack, at least nine people were killed and many others injured after a gunman went on a shooting rampage at a shopping centre in Munich in Germany.
#Turkey terror attack, 2016
Three terrorists armed with bombs and guns killed at least 36 people at Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the evidence points to Daesh”, using another name for IS.
#Brussels attack, 2016
On March 22, three coordinated suicide bombings occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek metro station in central Brussels. The attack took 32 lives, three perpetrators were also killed and more than 300 were injured. ISIL claimed the responsibility for the attack.