MSS Dissertation: Gurtej Singh
There are many people I need to thank for their contribution to this dissertation.They have all contributed in their own way, making me see the bigger picture while I spent my formative years in Punjab in the 1970s and 1980s and later when work took me to Kashmir in the 1990s.My dissertation supervisor Professor Jim Veitch deserves much credit forinspiring me to marry my life experiences with academic training in strategicstudies. During this process, Professor Veitch shared his extensive expertise onconflict and religion, particularly in South East Asia, South Asia and the MiddleEast, in counter terrorism, intelligence, transnational crime and religion, anddiplomacy. I am also thankful to Negar Partow who as a course lecturer for someof the strategic studies papers enhanced my knowledge about Islamisation, theMiddle East and terrorism. The library staff of the university deserves all thepraise for helping me whenever I faced a problem with referencing software or with interloan requests for booksFinally, I would like to thank those who have kept me sane while I wrote thisdissertation. My wife, Amarjit Kaur, who has been wonderful and supportive andmy children who gave me a quiet space to write. My colleagues at work; MichaelFlett, Foreman Foto, and Stephen Collins who accommodated me all the while, when I would take a day off at short notice for research purposes. Stephendeserves a special mention as he not only took a keen interest in various eventsrelated to this dissertation but also read the draft for me and offered valuablesuggestions.