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Indians flee lawless Umm Qasr
All but ahandful of the once sizeable Indian community that lived and worked in Umm Qasr havefled this increasingly lawless southern Iraqi border town.Until 48 hours ago, there were just under......
Praful Bidwai: US Goofs Up In Iraq
This is written as the Iraq war runs into its third week and the world watches its increasingly savage human consequences, and the incredible ineptitude and wooden-headedness of the leaders of......
Cherchez les bureaucrats
No matter what America's politicians and generals are saying now, it is evident that Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's shock-and-awe theory envisioned one combat division coolly strolling into......
Lt Gen K S Randhawa: 'Saddam will never surrender'
Lieutenant General (retired) Kirpal Singh Randhawa, commissioned into the 7th Light Cavalry in 1952, headed a team of Indian Army officers that trained Iraqi officers in the 1970s. The training......
Praful Bidwai: History's most unpopular war
When President George W Bush launched war against Iraq on March 20, his advisers promised him an almost painless short-duration conflict leading to a quick 'regime change.' The theorists of 'Shock......
Reconstructing Iraq: Crony capitalism at its worst
What is as appalling as the brutal United States-led war on Iraq and the subsequent looting of priceless treasures that were once stored in Baghdad's museum is the blatant manner in which......
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