​Terrorism Financing: Sources, Challenges & Impact on India’s Security

The offence of terrorist financing involves the provision, collection or receipt of funds with the intent or knowledge that the funds will be used to carry out an act of terrorism or any act intended to cause death or serious bodily injury.

Sources of Terrorism Financing

  • Illegal Activities: This includes drug trafficking, smuggling, and kidnapping for ransom. For instance, narcotics trafficking, particularly from the Golden Crescent (Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan), is a significant source of funds for terrorist groups operating in India. The use of drones to smuggle drugs and the involvement of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in supporting drug lords ....
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