Sikh militant group Babbar Khalsa potential risk to US

Washington, October 6: The US has named Sikh militant group Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) among the separatist movements that pose a risk to American interests overseas by conducting assassinations and bombings against major economic, political and social targets.

The BKI seeks, through violent means, to establish its own independent state in India and is responsible for significant terrorist attacks in India and elsewhere that have claimed the lives of innocent civilians, according to the Trump administration’s new National Strategy for Counterterrorism unveiled by the White House yesterday.

In its strategy paper, the White House said there was a broad range of revolutionary, nationalist, and separatist movements overseas whose use of violence and intent to destabilise societies often put American lives at risk.

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