Maj. Gen. Afsir Karim, AVSM, (retd).
Major General Afsir Karim belongs to The Parachute Regiment. He commanded a Para battalion during 1971 in Bangladesh operations. He served in J&K at various levels of his professional career including command of an Infantry Brigade on the Line of Control, and as Major General on staff in the Northern Army. He commanded an infantry division in Southern command.
Major General Afsir Karim retired from the Indian army in 1989: A specialist on issues related to terrorism and Low Intensity Conflicts, he has published a number of books on the subject: Counter Terrorism: The Pakistan Factor (1991): Transnational Terrorism: Danger in the South (1993): Kashmir: The Troubled Frontiers (1994). He was a member of the National Security Advisory Board from 1999 to 2001. He is currently the editor of 'Aakrosh': Asian Journal on Terrorism and Internal Conflicts.
Asian Journal On Terrorism And Internal Conflict
Aakrosh focuses attention on transnational terrorism and internal conflicts in various parts of the world with special reference to Jihadi terrorism in South Asia , neighbouring regions and areas where there is a spillover affect. Aakrosh keeps a special watch on countries and non-state actors who sponsor terrorism and encourage internal conflicts to destabilize regional rivals. The activities of Islamic terrorist groups, trained and supported by al-Qaida and others fundamentalist groups are examined in-depth in regional and global context in Aakrosh
Aakrosh has been analyzing various facets of the regional conflicts through well-researched and scholarly case studies. We, seek out scholars, academics, practitioners, and writers in this area of study to contribute to the journal.