The claim of Delhi police having busted three major strikes with the arrest of six Indian Mujahideen terrorists is just half the battle won. The failure of Delhi cops to nab terrorist chief or the Indian Mujahideen kingpin is not a positive indication. In an endeavour to lay its hand on the terror chief, the Delhi police has announced a sum of Rs 15 lakh on his arrest and claimed that they are in search of close aides of the linchpin. It is worrisome that more than 30 terrorists are still absconding and they are residents of different states ranging from Bihar to Kerala. It clearly reflects that Indian Mujahideen has spread its roots in different parts of the country. Police cannot remain content after cracking the German Bakery blast case of Pune, blast outside Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru and firing near Jama Masjid in Delhi, because the explosion in Varanasi, Mumbai and many cases still remain unsolved. Out of the six terrorists arrested by the Special Wing of Delhi police, one is a Pakistan national. This once again reaffirms that the Indian Mujahideen is operating in the country on instructions of Pakistan. To weed out the roots of Indian Mujahideen is essential. Simultaneously, some stringent measures should be made to ensure that Pakistan either directly or indirectly cannot play the game of terror in India.

Though the Home Ministry has narrated a string of success stories in the past three years, but there is no reason to express satisfaction over these achievements. Even though, the Home Ministry has included only three terror attacks in its list of failures, it is difficult to accept the failure to check anti-India activities by Pakistan and the no action against the masterminds of Mumbai attack are reflections of Union Government’s sluggish approach. There is no point repeating Pakistan’s failure to live up to its commitment in the Mumbai blast case. The problem remains why did India trust Pakistan, and if there was no faith on the neighbouring nation what prompted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to term his Pakistani counterpart as a ‘Man of Peace.’  The success of Delhi police is praiseworthy as it is a symbol of coordination between the intelligence agencies and police teams of different states. But, when it comes to internal security, more needs to be done on this front. The significance of the success can only be possible if all the shortcomings on internal security are simultaneously redressed.