The South Asia Terrorism Portal is “an endeavor to achieve an understanding of the world of terror, in order to stop it.” The SATP was established by the Institute for Conflict Management, a non-profit set up in 1997 in New Delhi. It records information on terrorist incidents in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and has a daily terrorism update. This update includes, where possible, the names of the casualties and how they were killed or injured – including if the cause was an IED.
The SATP also publishes the South Asia intelligence review, a weekly assessment of terrorist incidents.
The data cannot be downloaded, so it is difficult to fully analyse. The data cannot be searched by weapon, and incidents are not specifically coded as being caused by IEDs, so it is of limited utility in counter-IED work.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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