A report recently published by Oxford University and India-based think tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) said, in Pakistan, a deepening hold of jihadi forces could even result in a terror mastermind like Hafiz Saeed being "elected" prime minister.
The report painted a grim terror threat scenario in South Asia post-2020, predicting that the ascendancy of terrorists and extremists could see coordinated attacks targeting India's political and financial systems, all with the "open support of Pakistani military", reported The Times of India.
Titled 'Humanity at Risk - Global Terror Threat Indicant', the report further said that, in India, Pak- sponsored terror strikes would trigger a full-scale war between the two countries.
Saeed, a Pakistani Islamist militant, is a co-founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the chief of Jama'at-ud-Da'wah (JuD).
Operating mainly from Pakistan, JuD is a UN-designated terrorist organisation. The United States, in April 2012, announced a bounty of $10 million on Saeed for his role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.