[By Shashi Tharoor] NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise visit to Lahore, Pakistan, on Christmas Day brought his hyperkinetic year of global diplomacy to a headline-grabbing close. It also raised serious questions about the direction of the highly fraught relationship between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. Since Modi took office in May 2014, India-Pakistan relations have experienced more ups ...Read More »
Why Jihadi terror is a threat to India
[By Narendra Kaushik] New Delhi: It was sometime in early 2001. We (I and a reporter from Indian Express newspaper) were at Lodhi Colony office of Special Cell of Delhi Police to interact with Mohammad Arif alias Ashfaq, a Pakistani terrorist who is accused of Red Fort shootout which claimed three lives on December 22, 2000. Ashfaq has been languishing ...Read More »
Bin Laden documents: What’s in them?
[By Aishwarya Yerra] On Wednesday, US intelligence agencies declassified more than 100 documents that were seized during a raid on the world’s most-wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. These documents contained a treasure trove of information on Al Qaeda and their then leader and we give you the key points from these newly-released files: 26/11 was heroic The documents ...Read More »
The Longest Sixty Hours of The Mumbai Mayhem
|By Col NN Bhatia (Retd)| When heaven sends down calamities there is a hope of weathering them, but when man brings them upon himself there is no hope of escape. – A Chinese saying. At about 0800 hrs on 29 Nov 2008 after 60 long frightening and uncertain hours of the ‘fidayeen attacks’ on Mumbai, the commercial capital of India, the National ...Read More »