India har all mulig grunn til å ta terrorbombene alvorlig. Siden oktober 2005 er 552 mennesker drept av bomber. Likevel skjer det lite eller ingenting på etterforskningssiden. Indisk politi og etterretning mangler ressurser, og det er liten vilje til å øke dem.
Det er en uvilje hos den politiske eliten i India mot å gjøre noe med ekstremismen, og det lover ikke godt for fremtiden.
«What has been done between the last attack and the latest atrocity to augment our ability to stop terrorists, to root them out? Nothing,» said Ajai Sahni, a former chief of India’s domestic Intelligence Bureau.
He called India’s police forces and its intelligence agencies «hideous and hidebound» and noted that in a country where hundreds of millions of people worry every day about finding enough food to eat, «every politician knows that security issues don’t win or lose elections.»
While officials also see a foreign hand in the latest attacks, they remain uncertain as to groups involved or their exact aims.
«We have to accept that it is fellow citizens who are carrying out these attacks. They may get help from Pakistan, but they are Indians,» said Sahni, the former Intelligence Bureau chief.
The names most frequently mentioned are Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, Bangladesh-based Harkat-e-Jehad-e Islami or the banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India.
The last group is of most concern to authorities. It is believed to be behind an e-mail that claimed responsibility for the Ahmadabad attack for the obscure Indian Mujahideen, and it is entirely home grown.