The book traces the origins of LeT and its evolution from a small militant group focused on the Kashmir conflict to a global jihadist organization with a network of operatives and sympathizers around the world. Swami provides a detailed account of the group’s ideology, its funding sources, and its tactics, including its use of suicide bombings and attacks on civilian targets.
The author also examines the role of Pakistan in supporting LeT and other militant groups in the region, and the challenges faced by India in countering the threat of Islamist terrorism. Swami draws on interviews with intelligence officials, security experts, and former LeT members to provide a nuanced understanding of the complex dynamics of militant groups in South Asia.
The book is a comprehensive and insightful analysis of one of the most significant security challenges facing India and the wider region. It sheds light on the history, ideology, and tactics of LeT and provides a compelling account of the factors driving Islamist terrorism in India. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in the contemporary security landscape in South Asia and the global fight against terrorism.