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June 17, 2013
B Raman, expert on counter-terrorism, passes away
Bahutkumbi Raman, one of the founders of the Research and Analysis Wing, India's external intelligence agency, and one of India's foremost security experts, passed away in Chennai on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle against cancer. He was 77.
May 15, 2013
Ladakh standoff revived India's distrust of China
India should make it clear that relations in the economic and other fields cannot improve without satisfactory progress in the border talks, feels senior analyst B Raman
May 11, 2013
Don't have too many expectations from new Pak govt
There is a need to restrain euphoric expectations -- from the positive statements on relations with India -- made by some mainstream Pakistani political leaders such as former prime minister and leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Sharif.
May 07, 2013
AZAN: The EXPLOSIVE new jihadi magazine
Jihadis in Afghanistan and Pakistan have come up with another explosive terror journal that attacks Pakistan government for turning its back on 'traditional enemy' India among other things, B Raman points out.
April 23, 2013
Chinese intrusion is a matter of concern, not alarm
We have seen greater Chinese activism in the South and East China seas, but not across the Sino-Indian border. If the Chinese troops stay put in the Burthe area and construct defensive structures, that will be an indicator of their deciding to follow a similar policy of activism across the Sino-Indian border, says B Raman.
April 13, 2013
Can the disaster of 1996 repeat itself in Afghanistan?
While the Soviet troops left Najibullah all alone without any back-up support to counter the Afghan Mujahideen, the US is unlikely to leave Karzai and his successor's government all alone, says B Raman
April 12, 2013
View: Tytler got a clean chit due to CBI's biased probe
If the credibility of our criminal justice system has to be restored and if we have to win the confidence of the Sikh community, it is important that further investigation against Jagdish Tytler be done in a time-bound manner by a special investigation team which reports directly to the court, says B Raman
March 31, 2013
Swaraj may be right about opposing NHRC appointment
The public would tend to believe that retired IPS officers appointed to head the investigation division of the NHRC would not be fair and impartial, points out B Raman
March 23, 2013
The curious case of Sanjay Dutt
Security expert B Raman says his views about actor Sanjay Dutt have nothing to do with his celebrity status or his family and social connections
March 22, 2013
Govt mishandling puts CBI in embarrassing position
The probe agency will be suspected if it went ahead with the investigation against M K Stalin and suspected even more if it did not, says B Raman
March 20, 2013
Beware! Neo-LTTE may worsen the Lanka conundrum
New Delhi's handling of the post-May 2009 situation has been a case of one faux pas after another, says B Raman
March 16, 2013
New China leadership: Cautious & politically conservative
Any expectation that the new leadership -- newly appointed President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang -- would take China on the road to a more liberal society would be premature, writes senior analyst B Raman.
March 12, 2013
More than the Italians, the government shamed India
The half-heartedness of the Indian government in prosecuting the Italian Marines is likely to be interpreted by detractors as an indicator of the influence exercised by Italy over the government's actions in this case, says B Raman.
February 23, 2013
The unprofessional way of dealing with terrorism
B Raman analyses why most terror cases in India remain undetected
February 21, 2013
Are Hyderabad blasts the handiwork of locals?
The limited geographical area of the twin blasts rules out the involvement of a large team of terrorists. The objective of the perpetrators was obviously to cause fatalities as an act of reprisal, says B Raman
February 16, 2013
Don't allow a cover-up of the chopper scam
One cannot expect a thorough-going investigation by the CBI as long as it acts under the supervision of the government, points out B Raman
February 14, 2013
Dealing with a defiant North Korea
The US should join hands with Japan, South Korea, India and Israel to target North Korea's nuclear and missile establishments through covert action, feels security expert B Raman
February 13, 2013
Afzal Guru's execution: An unfortunate yardstick
In the competitive pre-poll attempt to show who is stronger in dealing with terrorism, the government and the Bharatiya Janata Party seem to have overlooked the mitigating factors and used Afzal Guru's execution as an unfortunate yardstick to establish their strong counter-terrorism credentials, says B Raman
February 09, 2013
Afzal Guru execution: Security focus must be pan-India
B Raman assesses the likely threats to India from Afzal Guru's execution.
February 03, 2013
How should India engage the new Chinese leadership
The challenge for India and China is to achieve a new web of strategic relationships without weakening the present momentum towards better bilateral relations, says B Raman
February 01, 2013
Pak inducts China into Balochistan to counter India
The Pakistani authorities are hoping that the Chinese agreement to take over the operation of the Gwadar port could act as a deterrent to India whom they suspect of helping the Baloch freedom-fighters, notes B Raman.
January 24, 2013
Probe the Indian terror links of Headley and Rana
There has been a huge cover-up of the LeT iceberg in India that helped David Headley and Tahawwur Rana plan the 26/11 terror strike, says B Raman
January 22, 2013