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Islamic State Names new Emir in ‘Bengal’

Brig Narender writes, suicide attacks on multiple religious places in Sri Lanka have given impetus to the ideology of Islamic State of Khurasan (IS-K). Nominating a new Emir of Bengal is letting the world know Islamic State is present in South Asia.


The annual USI National Security Seminar was held on 01-02 November 2018 at the United Service Institution of India (USI), New Delhi. The USI National Security Seminar has focussed on the Indo-Pacific Region since 2009 and this was the 10th edition of the Indo-Pacific series. The theme for this year’s seminar was “Evolving Geo-politics of the Indo-Pacific Region: Challenges and Prospects”. The seminar brought together varying perspectives on strategic challenges, and prospects for cooperation in the security and economic domains