JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES

Aerial Terrorism

Gp. Capt. Ajey Lele (Retd.) is Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.
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  • July 2009
    Volume: 
    3
    Issue: 
    3
    Focus

    Aerial terrorism is gradually emerging as a potent form of terrorism capable of causing significant damage to human life and infrastructure. Aircrafts and UAVs can be easily used as guided missiles to target key locations and installations; and more importantly, to communicate a political message. Dealing with such threats can be difficult as it becomes complicated to fully understand the nature and scope of unconventional acts of terrorism. Nonetheless, there is a need to frame mechanism to assess such threats and prepare suitable responses to pre-empt the likelihood of such terror incidents.

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