Afghanistan continues to be the country most impacted by terrorism for the fourth consecutive year, despite a decline in attacks and fatalities of 75% and 58%, respectively, according to the tenth Global Terrorism Index (GTI) study.
India ranked 13th on the index, a barely noticeable drop from the previous year. Despite being among the 25 worst-hit countries on the index, Indian respondents refrained from ranking war and terrorism as the top threat to their daily safety.
Afghanistan: Key findings of the Global Terrorism (GTI):
- Afghanistan remains the most impacted by terrorism and is ranked first.
- Afghanistan was among the most impacted by terrorism for the fourth consecutive year, and Afghan respondents selected war and terror as the biggest threat to their daily safety.
- Afghanistan recorded 633 deaths in 2022 despite terrorism-related deaths declining by 866 in 2022, a 58 % improvement over 2021.
- The Report listed the Islamic State-Khorasan (Daesh) as the most active terrorist group in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the country. It was responsible for the deaths of 422 people in 202, accounting for almost 67% of the total terrorism-related deaths in the country for the year.
India: Key findings of the Global Terrorism Index (GTI):
- India was listed among countries with a “high” impact of terrorism and ranked 13th
- India was among the 25 worst terror-hit countries and 56 of the 120 nations surveyed, with no respondents selecting war and terror as the biggest threat to their daily safety.
- The Report listed the Communist Party of India (Maoist) as the 12th deadliest terror group in 2022.
According to the Report, the four deadliest terrorist groups in 2022:
Islamic State (IS) and its affiliates were the deadliest terrorist groups in the world in 2022, followed by al-Shabaab, Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), and Jamaat Nusrat Al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM)