Articles By B Raman

Third Jihadi Attack on Pak Navy since Lal Masjid Raid

Third Jihadi Attack on Pak Navy since Lal Masjid Raid

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Apr , 2011

Two Pakistani naval personnel— a commissioned officer of the rank of Sub-Lieutenant and a sailor— were among four persons killed in two separate but coordinated explosions in Karachi on April...

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China starts demonisation of Kirti Monastery Monks

China starts demonisation of Kirti Monastery Monks

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Apr , 2011

The authorities of the Aba County in the Aba Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of the Sichuan province where the Kirti monastery is located, have started a demonisation campaign against the...

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 Suppression of monks in Sichuan

Suppression of monks in Sichuan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Apr , 2011

 Reports received from the Sichuan province of China speak of the arrest of about 300 Buddhist monks belonging to the Kirti monastery in the Ngaba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of the province...

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Worsening Violence in Syria


Worsening Violence in Syria


By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Apr , 2011

” Good Friday” on April 22,2011, saw violent protests against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad all over Syria. For the first time since the protest movement started in the southern city...

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China uses bloggers to announce J-20 Stealth progress

China uses bloggers to announce J-20 Stealth progress

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Apr , 2011

China has once again used its bloggers—possibly belonging to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA)—to indicate to the world in general and to the US in particular that it successfully carried out...

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Somali Pirates say they are at war with India

Somali Pirates say they are at war with India

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Apr , 2011

According to the Wikipedia,Information Dissemination is a weblog covering international and United States naval affairs. It was founded in 2007 by Raymond Pritchett, who edits it under the...

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After 26/11: Need for Smart Counter-Terrorism - II

After 26/11: Need for Smart Counter-Terrorism - II

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 16 Apr , 2011

In 2004, the Government of Dr Manmohan Singh created two posts of National Security Advisers — one for external security, which was held by the late JN Dixit, and the other for internal...

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After 26/11: Need for Smart Counter-Terrorism - I

After 26/11: Need for Smart Counter-Terrorism - I

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 15 Apr , 2011

The 26/11 attack has been the subject of study by the intelligence and security agencies of many countries in order to examine whether the modus operandi (MO) used by the terrorists in Mumbai...

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Pakistan: The Same Old Story - II

Pakistan: The Same Old Story - II

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 14 Apr , 2011

The JUD, which played an active role in the humanitarian relief and rehabilitation operations in the PoK after the earthquake of October, 2005, is playing a similar role now in organizing relief...

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Pakistan: The Same Old Story - I

Pakistan: The Same Old Story - I

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 13 Apr , 2011

The US pressured India into not retaliating against Pakistan after the attempted attack on the Indian Parliament by Pakistani terrorists on December 13, 2001, and promised that Pakistan would be...

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China's First Aircraft Carrier

China's First Aircraft Carrier

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Apr , 2011

The following post has been extracted from the China Forum blog of the “China Daily”. The abbreviation SCMP in the post stands for the “South China Morning Post” .Pics of the aircraft carrier...

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Libya: The West faces three disturbing ground realities

Libya: The West faces three disturbing ground realities

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Apr , 2011

The Western campaign — by exploiting the fig leaf cover of the UN Security Council Resolution 1973 for protecting civilians in Libya — to work for a regime change in Libya has come face to face...

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Samjauta Blast Probe: Messier & Messier

Samjauta Blast Probe: Messier & Messier

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Apr , 2011

The investigation into the February 18,2007, explosions on board the Samjauta Express to Pakistan that killed 68 persons 43 of them Pakistanis returning home after visiting India is becoming...

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Need to guard against commando-style swarm attacks at Mohali

Need to guard against commando-style swarm attacks at Mohali

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Mar , 2011

The “Dawn” of Karachi has reported as follows in its web site: “The guessing game ended early hours on Sunday when the Prime Minister  Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani decided to accept Indian...

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Libya: Increasing Confusion

Libya: Increasing Confusion

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Mar , 2011

“The rebels’ strategy is to push west but this has got off to a halting start, and without further concerted air strikes it is difficult to see how this rag-tag army will ever achieve its aim of...

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We the mere Indians

We the mere Indians

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Mar , 2011

The publication in instalments of leaked WikiLeaks diplomatic cables by selected newspapers such as the “Guardian”of the UK, the “New York Times”, “Le Monde” of France, “Der...

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Davis Deal: US to limit HUMINT Ops in Pak territory

Davis Deal: US to limit HUMINT Ops in Pak territory

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Mar , 2011

It is leant from reliable sources in Pakistan that acceptance of blood money by the heirs to the two Pakistanis who were killed by Raymond Davis on January 27,2011, their withdrawal of the...

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Bahrain: On the Sectarian Razor's Edge

Bahrain: On the Sectarian Razor's Edge

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Mar , 2011

Bahrain, a Shia majority State ruled by a Sunni family, is on the sectarian razor’s edge following the entry of about 2000 troops from the member-States of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC)...

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Tibetan cause after the Dalai Lama

Tibetan cause after the Dalai Lama

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Mar , 2011

While wishing and hoping for a long life for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, one has to mentally prepare onself to the eventuality of his being no more with us one day and think of how to keep the...

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Pak Taliban's fresh reprisal spree could make Davis case more difficult

Pak Taliban's fresh reprisal spree could make Davis case more difficult

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Mar , 2011

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is on a fresh reprisal spree against the Pakistani security agencies and elements in the Pashtun population, which have been co-operating with the...

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