Hundreds of thousands of the world's best-equipped coalition troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have, in spite of their tremendous firepower and great technical resources, been finding the going tough against the Taliban. The Indians, in spite of facing various insurgencies and terrorism since 1954, have not been able to decisively eradicate anyone of them. This means that there is something fundamentally wrong with their strategy as well as tactics. The Indians have had neither strategy nor a scientific tactical doctrine of conducting anti-terrorist operations; that's why they have been failing all the way.
This book is written for the illumination of the lay man; the media people; the policy-makers and the forces that seek to combat terrorism; and all those who would like to know why their governments and armed forces have been failing in eliminating terrorism for decades altogether. Nobody, no army, no staff college, no think tank in the whole world has ever produced such a comprehensive treatise on terrorism and anti-terrorist operations. The book has been so structured that the whole or parts of it can be independently expanded in the fashion of manuals so as to suit the specific needs of the armed forces.