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December 28, 2007
Al Qaeda is right under Musharraf's nose
'They have succeeded in killing Benazir. They will now step up their efforts to eliminate Musharraf. Whoever was responsible for killing her could not have done it without inside complicity.'
December 27, 2007
Anti-Bhutto army factions behind murder?
Benazir Bhutto had too many elements against her -- anti-US, pro-Al Qaeda jihadi elements, the Zia-ul Haq loyalists, junior members of the Pakistan army and, possibly, the Pakistan air force.
December 24, 2007
Why Modi appeals to Hindus
'For large sections of Hindus he gave them a sense of pride in their identity as Hindus.'
December 07, 2007
Why Malaysian Hindus are angry
Unlike in India or even Pakistan, where the Hindu elite rushes to voice its discontent whenever Muslims are ill-treated and vice-versa, the Malaysian Mulsim elite has done nothing in the current unrest.
November 30, 2007
A hero of Indian intelligence passes away
Ranjan was a lovable individual and officer. He left this world without ever having made an enemy. His contribution to the protection of our national security was immense. He is one of the heroes of the Indian intelligence, who chose to live and die unsung and unknown outside a very small circle of the cognoscenti.
November 28, 2007
Musharraf minus his uniform
Will Kiyani be able to deliver, if not bin Laden and Zawahiri, at least others such as Mulla Mohammad Omar, the amir of the neo Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, who is the de facto ruler of South Waziristan, and Maulana FM Radio Fazlullah, the de facto ruler of the Swat Valley?
November 04, 2007
Musharraf's deadly endgame
Will his calculation be proved right? Unlikely. He has created so many pockets of anger in Pakistan against himself and the US that it would be highly improbable that he would succeed in extinguishing the jihadi fire of his own creation. Musharraf proposes, bin Laden disposes. That may be the ultimate denouement in Pakistan.
November 02, 2007
Prabhakaran becomes vulnerable to air strike
The successful air strike at Kilinochi will encourage the SLAF to re-double its efforts for a decapitation strike on Prabhakaran himself.
October 19, 2007
Osama’s officer was in charge of Benazir’s security
Brig Ejaz Shah has been strongly criticised by Benazir and her supporters for the security failure and they have demanded his removal and arrest. When he was in the ISI, he used to be the handling officer of Osama bin Laden and Mulla Omar
October 15, 2007
Fallujah '03-04 replay in Pak Pashtun belt
The tribals, many of whose children, particularly girls, were killed during the raid, have hit back with ferocious vengeance at the Pakistan Army, paramilitary forces and the police deployed in the Pashtun belt as well as outside.
October 10, 2007
What sparked Pakistan's deadly clashes
Reports from the NATO forces in Afghanistan of the presence of increasing numbers of Uzbeks, Chechens and Uighurs with the Neo Taliban forces operating in Afghan territory added to the pressure for action. Responding to these pressures, the Pakistani government started sending further reinforcements to the area
September 26, 2007
Myanmar: India and China's dilemma
Their policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries is cited as the ostensible reason for their reluctance to exercise pressure on the Myanmar junta.
September 14, 2007
Pakistan's newest threat: Army officer turns suicide bomber
According to sources, the Pashtun army officer came from the SSG, to which Pervez Musharraf belonged and which was specially trained by the US Special Forces for covert ops.
September 11, 2007
9/11: Looking back and moving forward
'The international community needs to show determination and stamina against jihadi terrorists. The fight is not for the faint-hearted, feeble-minded and impatient
September 06, 2007
Future threat: Terror from the sea
The threat of maritime terrorism is real. What must India do to protect its eastern and western seaboards?
August 19, 2007
‘China’s interest is our interest’
It is not without significance that the vigorous campaign of the leftist parties has coincided with the beginning of the Chinese campaign against the so-called quadrilateral strategic interaction involving India, Japan, the US and Australia
August 10, 2007
Musharraf: The growing siege mentality
Musharraf is no longer a leader of the future. He is increasingly a leader of the past, who is desperately clinging to the present in order to avoid a fate similar to what befell Gen Ayub Khan and Gen Yahya Khan.
July 26, 2007
A nation with no memory
This is why we face national security disasters again and again and again. A nation, which has no memory for the past, is bound to repeat its mistakes in the future.
July 11, 2007
The Lal Masjid fallout
'Escalation of violence in the tribal areas and Musharraf's increased physical vulnerability to another terrorist attack would be the inevitable outcome of the operation.'
July 04, 2007
Why should Al Qaeda be interested in India?
Al Qaeda not only looks upon India as a close associate of the US similar to the UK, but also as providing favourable conditions for its overseas operations directed against US nationals and interests in Indian territory.

Al Qaeda and the global Indian
'The majority of Indian Muslims abroad -- like their counterparts in India -- have kept a distance from extremist and jihadi activities.'
June 27, 2007
Release of Kargil tape: Masterpiece or blunder?
One cannot deny that the government's decision did result in an increase in international pressure on the Pakistan Army to withdraw from Indian territory
June 22, 2007
Tawang: Some Indian plain-speaking at last!
'Signals without strength will serve little purpose. Strength can come only from concrete action on the ground to strengthen our intelligence and military-related capabilities in Arunachal Pradesh.'
May 23, 2007
The citizen jihadi
'The citizen jihadis see no television, Internet and video players which they regard as evil. They are being influenced by what they hear on the hundreds of FM radio stations operating in the tribal areas.'
May 18, 2007
Attempt to intimidate Indian Muslims
Indian Muslims should refuse to be intimidated by such elements and the government should give them all the protection they need to enable them to resist these jihadi elements
May 15, 2007
A setback for the Neo Taliban
'US forces have killed Mullah Dadullah Akhund, a member of the 12-member shura of the Neo Taliban.'
May 08, 2007
Why this campaign against Manekshaw?
'The fierce competition for viewership among television channels has made them willing to disseminate such stories for a few minutes of sensation.'
May 03, 2007
The mysterious Bangladesh blasts
'It is reasonable to apprehend that the overtures towards the West and India could anger the jihadis.'
April 17, 2007
The Jundullah phenomenon
For Bosnia and Chechnya, the 'Army of Allah' has spread around the Muslim world.
April 09, 2007
Musharraf's Bhindranwale
'Maulana Mohammad Abdul Aziz is the head of the Lal Masjid in Islamabad.'
March 26, 2007
Lankan war has entered a new phase
The use of the LTTE's air force for the first time means that the war in Lanka is likely to intensify.
March 08, 2007
India walks into Pak anti-terror trap
One feels disturbed by the spins by the government and analysts projecting the first meeting of the joint anti-terror mechanism in a positive light.
February 23, 2007
An open letter to Kasuri
All Pakistan has to do to demonstrate its sincerity is to hand over some of the terrorists from India living in Pakistani territory before the first meeting of the Joint Counter-Terrorism Mechanism.
February 21, 2007
Laden associates may be behind train blasts
It seems that while the majority of the 68 passengers killed in the explosions-cum-fire in two coaches of the Samjhauta Express at Deewana, near Panipat, on February 18 were Pakistani nationals, more Hindus than Muslims were killed.
January 02, 2007
Saddam's execution: What next?
While the chances of an Al Qaeda-mounted operation outside Iraq to avenge Saddam's execution are thus minimal, there is a greater danger of individual Muslims in the overseas diaspora carrying out acts of terrorism to avenge his execution
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