India’s Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bajrang Dal have been classified as Religious Militant outfits in CIA’S World Fact Book.┬áThe two Organisations have been Categorised under ‘Political Pressure Groups’ in the document.

Apart from Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal, the Rashtriya Swayamasevak Sangh (RSS) also finds mention as a ‘Nationalist Organisation’.

The World Factbook is an annual publication of the US’s Intelligence Organisation CIA, which provides “information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 World Entities”.