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December 28, 2004

Narasimha Rao: Our finest PM ever?
'He had more achievements than any of the post-1989 prime ministers.'

December 6, 2004

Call off the Bangladesh tour!
'Khaleda Zia does not give the impression of someone in effective control, not only over the fundamentalist and jihadi elements, but even over her military-intelligence establishment.'

November 3, 2004

What will Bush II mean for India?
'While India should work towards closer relations with the US, Washington won't let such relations be at the expense of its relationship with Pakistan.'

October 5, 2004

Why Musharraf shuffled his generals
'If at all there is any threat to Musharraf's position, it is likely to come from junior officers.'

October 1, 2004

Who wanted Amjad Farooqi dead ?
'Before they could get Farooqi alive, someone in Pakistan's military-intelligence establishment would seem to have ensured that he would not be captured alive.'

September 30, 2004

The curious case of Amjad Farooqi
Why was Pakistan's most terrorist not captured alive?

September 15, 2004

Osama's intriguing silence
Is he dead or has his health deteriorated due to the sharpnel injury? Is he in US or Pakistan custody?

September 09, 2004

What really happened at Beslan?
Russians 'view Pakistan as the root source of all jihadi terrorism.'

September 07, 2004

Russia braces for more attacks
'The series of terrorist strikes across Russia since August 24 have caused fears of a possible act of catastrophic terrorism.'

August 09, 2004

Manipur: Looming Implosion
'There have been many wake-up calls from Manipur during the last four years. They have had no effect on the policy-makers in New Delhi,' says B Raman.

July 30, 2004

A blow to Al Qaeda
'There has so far been not a single arrest of any top Al Qaeda operative from the tribal areas near the Afghan border.'

July 27, 2004

9/11: Did Musharraf know?
'It is impossible that the Pakistani authorities would not have known of Al Qaeda's plans for the 9/11 terrorist strikes from their officers working as advisers to the Amir of the Taliban.'

July 22, 2004

'Only diplomacy will work'
In dealing with hostage situations outside the country, diplomacy has to play a more active and important role than security expertise, says B Raman.

July 1, 2004

The sins of Jamali
Since the middle of last year, Jamali showed signs of unhappiness over what he perceived as his increasing marginalisation by Musharraf and by the prominence given to Shaukat Aziz.

June 16, 2004

Questions over Pak arrests
'While the arrests of eight members of the Jundullah have been projected as a "phenomenal breakthrough in the war against terrorism," many in Karachi are sceptical.'

June 8, 2004

Did Al Qaeda kill Pak cleric?
Mufti Nizamuddin Shamzai of the hardline Deobandi Binori madrassa was once Al Qaeda's godfather.

May 28, 2004

Who will mourn our martyrs?
'Refraining from demonstrating public gestures of honour to the memories of our martyrs out of partisan political considerations is not the way to win our campaign against terrorism.'

May 20, 2004

Sonia has the right instinct
'I hold Sonia Gandhi in great esteem and I know how Rajiv loved her and what affection Indira Gandhi had for her. She and her family would get involved in an unpleasant and divisive controversy if she aspired to the office of PM,' R N Kao said.

May 14, 2004

BJP, victim of its own spin
'Those who have prospered do not need an advertising campaign to tell them that they have. Those, who have not, will hold it against you because this prosperity has not touched them,' says B Raman.

May 12, 2004

Pak jihadis' hand in Nick Berg's murder?
The savage beheading of Nick Berg is evidence of Pakistani jihadis operating in Iraq, says B Raman.

May 5, 2004

Jihad comes to Thailand
'What these young Muslims have exhibited in common with their co-religionists in Pakistan, Afghanistan and elsewhere is their fierce motivation and not the modus operandi adopted by them.'


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