India - 7th on Global Terrorism Index

Q.  India was placed at which rank on the Global Terrorism Index, released by Institute for Economics and Peace?
- Published on 12 Dec 16

a. 5th
b. 6th
c. 7th
d. 8th

ANSWER: 7th
 
India - 7th on Global Terrorism IndexIndia was ranked 7th in a list of countries most impacted by terror attacks and terrorism in 2015 as per the GTI or Global Terrorism Index.

This index has been released by a Sydney based think tank Institute for Economics & Peace.

India is one of the 6 Asian countries ranked in the top 10 nations most impacted by terror recording 289 terrorism related deaths in 2015, a 45 percent decline over 2014.

Number of Indian army and paramilitary soldiers killed in 2016 is at a 8 year high.

Indians experienced 7 percent of all terror attacks in the world, the 4th highest after the following countries:
  • Iraq:20 percent
  • Afghanistan: 14 percent
  • Pakistan: 8 percent.
  • India in 2015 had fewer terror attacks (797) than only Iraq (2,415), Afghanistan (1,715) and Pakistan (1,008).
  • India suffered twice as many attacks as Syria (384)
  • OECD countries which are the most developed in the world, witnessed a 650 percent increase in terrorism deaths from 77 in 2014 to 577 in 2015, marking the worst year for the 35 nation group since 9/11.

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