Better late than never, as proper context is always necessary in war. What’s important to note here is that India is officially at least recognizing the concept of “jihad” (and not as a struggle within the self). Proper language relays proper thoughts, which relay a proper course of action. Here’s to the day when the U.S. military officially acknowledges that it too is at war with jihad. “Al-Qaeda, Taliban jihadis could be in Kashmir: Army,” by Rahul Singh, for Hindustan Times, July 14:
At a time when infiltration bids have spiralled upwards in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army has for the first time not ruled out the possibility of Taliban and Al-Qaeda fighters waging jihad in the state.
Asked if terrorists from these outfits were operating in the Valley, Army chief General Deepak Kapoor said on Thursday, “It is a recognised fact that foreign terrorists account for some 48 per cent of the total in J&K. It won’t be surprising if some of them belong to these terror outfits.”
Elaborating, he said, “When militants get into a radicalised or fundamentalist mode, I do not think they are concerned about national boundaries”¦ They will wage the so-called jihad anywhere alongside Taliban in Afghanistan or in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.