INDIA has the largest number of indigenous terror organisations in the world with the addition of CPI (Maoist) which was banned on Monday last by the government. The Times of India reported that the Home Ministry has named CPI (Maoist) as the 34th such organisation under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Out of 34 organisations, seven of these are transnational terror groups. The other groups included Ulfa and SIMI and lesser known entities such as Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council of Meghalaya, Kanglei Yaol Kanba Lup of Manipur and Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj, which though virtually unheard of are considered deadly enough by the government to be designated as terrorist organisations, the daily said. Of the seven transnational groups, only two Al-Qaeda and LTTE are truly global names. The other five groups in India are Lashkar-e-Taiba (LT), Harkatul Mujahideen, Al-Badr, Jamat-ul-Mujahid and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), the daily said. I am not surprised that we have so many local terror groups, the daily quoting Prakash Singh, former director-general of Border Security Force, said. Since Independence we have seen the rise of a new terrorist movement in every decade, whether it be the Naxals, militants in Punjab, and terrorists in the north-east. It is failure of governance that has led to this situation, Singh said. The other countries have also designated terrorist organisations but they are basically international groups. The list runs into more than 40 in both US and Canada but includes only international names such as Hezbollah, Hamas, FARC, Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional, Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), etc., - none of which operate directly on their soil. India is a large country with such great diversity and so many grievances. This complexity leads to growth of radicals who survive on extremist ideology and terror. Developed countries have not had to deal with problems like ours that breed extremism, the daily quoting intelligence affairs expert B Raman said.