Global Terrorism Index (GTI), 2019: India ranks seventh worst terrorism affected country
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Terrorism
- India is ranked as seventh worst terrorism affected country in Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2019 report.
- India is even worse affected than other conflict-ridden countries like Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Palestine and Lebanon.
- Meanwhile, India’s think tank, NITI Aayog has questioned the methodology adopted by the report.
- Deaths from terrorism fell for the fourth consecutive year, after peaking in 2014.
- Afghanistan has replaced Iraq as the most affected country by terrorism.
- India has moved to the seventh position from the previous year’s eighth in the annual Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2019.
- Other countries ahead of India are:
- Afghanistan (most affected)
Important value additions:
The Global Terrorism Index (GTI)
- It is a report published annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), a global think tank
- It is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
- The index provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism since 2000.
- GTI scores are directly used in the Global Peace Index, the Global Slavery Report,
- It is also indirectly used in reports of World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness and Global Competitiveness Indices and compilation of Safe Cities Index by the Economist Intelligence Unit.