(, ), also known as Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), is a Sikh
armed organisation based in India
. Many consider the Babbar Khalsa a Resistance movement
, and it played a prominent role in the Punjab insurgency
. Babbar Khalsa International was created in 1978, after a number of Sikhs were killed in clashes with the Nirankari
sect. It was active throughout 1980s in the Punjab insurgency
but its influence declined in the 1990s after several senior members were killed in encounter killings
with police. Babbar Khalsa International has since been declared to be a terrorist
organization in many countries, including India, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. On March 13, Jagtar Singh Tara split from the Babbar Khalsa to form the Khalistan Tiger Force
for undisclosed reasons.
The name Babbar Khalsa
is taken from the Babbar Akali Movement
of 1920, which agitated against British colonial rule in India. The modern-day Babbar Khalsa was created as a result of the bloody clash on April 13, 1978, between a group of Amritdhari
Sikhs of Akhand......