Articles By B Raman

Hindu Terrorism: A Journalism Agenda

Hindu Terrorism: A Journalism Agenda

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

Often, I get phone calls from Delhi-based journalists to discuss with me the disturbing phenomenon of some Hindus taking to terrorism and the reported confession before a Magistrate of Swami...

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ULFA The Hindu Mercenaries of Jihadis

ULFA The Hindu Mercenaries of Jihadis

By: B Raman | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 14 Jan , 2011

In 13 different incidents reported since January 5, 2007 from the districts of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar and Dhemaji, the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) is reported to have mowed...

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PLA's Stealth Surprise to Gates: Was it a surprise to Hu too?

PLA's Stealth Surprise to Gates: Was it a surprise to Hu too?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jan , 2011

There is so much happening in China and with such rapidity that I find it difficult to keep pace with it. I do hope that the Indian intelligence agencies are keeping themselves abreast of what...

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India should suspend work visas for Chinese

India should suspend work visas for Chinese

By: B Raman | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 10 Jan , 2011

The Hindu has reported on October 1, 2009, that the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi has been issuing visas on a separate sheet of paper to Indian citizens born and resident in Jammu & Kashmir...

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US should pay more attention to Balochistan

US should pay more attention to Balochistan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jan , 2011

There is a need for the US to pay more attention to Balochistan as part of its Af-Pak strategy in order to pacify the Pashtun militancy encouraged by Al Qaeda and the Talibans operating in the...

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The Samjauta Express Explosion: The Follow-Up

The Samjauta Express Explosion: The Follow-Up

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jan , 2011

“According to American investigators, the LET (Lashkar-e-Toiba) and Al Qaeda  were responsible for the Samjauta Express blast and the HUJI( Harkatul-Jihad-Al-Islami) for the Mecca Masjid blast...

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Pirates or Naval Al Qaeda or Both?

Pirates or Naval Al Qaeda or Both?

By: B Raman | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 07 Jan , 2011

I have been in receipt of the following message on April 8, 2009, from ECOTERRA International, which disseminates a periodic “Somali Marine & Coastal Monitor”: “Danish owned and US-American...

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PLA's psywar against the US

PLA's psywar against the US

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2011

As Robert Gates, the US Defence Secretary, gets ready to visit China from January 9 to 12 and as President Hu Jintao’s State visit to Washington DC on January 19 approaches, the People’s...

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Spreading roots of extremism in Pakistan

Spreading roots of extremism in Pakistan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2011

The roots of extremism are spreading in Pakistan. This is obvious from the assassination of Salman Taseer, the Governor of Punjab, by a policeman belonging to the Elite Force of the Punjab Police...

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Pakistan's Punjab Governor Taseer's Assassination

Pakistan's Punjab Governor Taseer's Assassination

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

The assassination of Salman Taseer, the liberal Governor of Punjab, by one of his police security guards at an Islamabad shopping centre on January 4 because of the Governor’s criticism of the...

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The Shadows in J&K

The Shadows in J&K

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Dec , 2010

In his message of February 12, 2007, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the No.2 to Osama bin Laden, has spoken of a global Jihadi Intifada. Has he spoken of any special areas of focus for this...

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Is letting Pakistan collapse an option?

Is letting Pakistan collapse an option?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Dec , 2010

“The News”, a daily of Pakistan, has carried on December 24, 2010, an analysis by Amir Mir, the well-known Pakistani journalist, of acts of suicide terrorism in Pakistan during 2010.It...

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Pakistan, a valuable asset for China

Pakistan, a valuable asset for China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Dec , 2010

Prime Minister Wen Jiabao of China visited Pakistan from December 17 to 19,2010, after having completed a three-day visit to India from December 15 to 17. During his stay in Pakistan, he...

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The Indian Jihadi Net

The Indian Jihadi Net

By: B Raman | Issue: Vol. 23.4 Oct-Dec 2008 | Date: 20 Dec , 2010

If one carefully analyses the various serial blasts which have taken place in different parts of India since November,2007, one could notice an organic, mushroom-like growth of jihadi terrorist...

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China seeks to bring in Pakistan as an interested party

China seeks to bring in Pakistan as an interested party

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Dec , 2010

In my previous article (China supports Pakistan’s claim on Kashmir!), I had stated as follows: “By questioning the legitimacy of India’s sovereignty over J&K, the Chinese may be creating a...

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US insult to Indian diplomats at airports

US insult to Indian diplomats at airports

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Dec , 2010

Even in the past, there had been instances of humiliating body searches of Indian diplomats and visiting dignitaries at US airports. The controversy over this has assumed serious dimensions...

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Oslo: China coming to terms with reality

Oslo: China coming to terms with reality

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Dec , 2010

After having waged a high-pressure campaign to enforce a boycott of the Oslo function on December 10 to honour in absentia Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese human rights activist who has been awarded the...

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IM warns attacks on Hindu holy places

IM warns attacks on Hindu holy places

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2010

The message dated December 6, 2010, purporting to be from the Indian Mujahideen (IM) indirectly claiming responsibility for the explosion in Varanasi on December 7, 2010, was received by the...

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New Delhi must regularly interact with Dalai Lama

New Delhi must regularly interact with Dalai Lama

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2010

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, needs to be complimented for standing firm to China and refusing to be bullied by it into not attending the Oslo function on December 10, 2010, in honour...

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The myths exposed by Wikileaks

The myths exposed by Wikileaks

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2010

The confidential cables exchanged between the US State Department and the US diplomatic missions abroad, which have been released by WikiLeaks, expose the following five myths: Firstly, the myth...

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