Articles By B Raman

Obama's visit: India-US Roadmap for Strategic Partnership

Obama's visit: India-US Roadmap for Strategic Partnership

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

A comprehensive roadmap for giving shape to the Indo-US strategic partnership has been the most important outcome of the very successful visit of President Barack Obama to India from November 6...

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India's soft response to Chinese assertiveness

India's soft response to Chinese assertiveness

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2010

The Government of India has sought to play down the worrisome implications of China’s new policy on Kashmir favouring Pakistan, its growing strategic presence in the Gilgit-Baltistan area of...

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The return of the US to Asia : Core Interests vs Mutual Interests

The return of the US to Asia : Core Interests vs Mutual Interests

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2010

The visit of President Barack Obama to India, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea will be as important  as his earlier swing through the Asia-Pacific region after assuming office in January 2009....

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Al Qaeda - Taliban in Europe

Al Qaeda - Taliban in Europe

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

On August 15, 2007, the Pakistani authorities handed over to Germany Tolga Durbin, a German citizen of Turkish origin, who belonged to the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), an Uzbek terrorist...

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China gets tough with protesting Tibetan students

China gets tough with protesting Tibetan students

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

After having failed thus far to pacify protesting Tibetan students in the Qinghai province who are angry over the introduction of Mandarin as the medium of instruction in the Tibetan schools,...

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PLA conducts first air ground live ammunition drill in Tibet

PLA conducts first air ground live ammunition drill in Tibet

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

Citing the People’s Liberation Army Daily, the “People’s Daily” of China controlled by the Communist Party of China reported as follows on October 26,2010: “Near the foot of the snowcapped...

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Why Pak Army reacted strongly to copter strike in Kurram?

Why Pak Army reacted strongly to copter strike in Kurram?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Oct , 2010

“The US, while targeting the Haqqanis, is pursuing the ‘hammer and anvil approach’. Alongside the spike in the drone attacks, US Special Forces have launched an intense operation against the...

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Need to act swiftly and decisively on J&K

Need to act swiftly and decisively on J&K

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

The situation in Jammu & Kashmir is going from bad to worse. The widespread acts of violence on the Eid day and the outburst on September 13, 2010, in the wake of baseless rumours of insult to...

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Agenda for Obama's Visit : Counter - Terrorism

Agenda for Obama's Visit : Counter - Terrorism

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

Indo-US co-operation in counter-terrorism has the following components: Assistance in capacity building in traditional counter-terrorism: Started in the early 1980s during the administration of...

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Headley's Case : Indian Distrust of FBI will increase International Terrorism

Headley's Case : Indian Distrust of FBI will increase International Terrorism

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Oct , 2010

More disclosures relating to David Coleman Headley of the Chicago cell of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET) embarrassing to the USA’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have been brought out in two...

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Chinese Attitude to US : Trust - Distrust Syndrome

Chinese Attitude to US : Trust - Distrust Syndrome

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Oct , 2010

President Barack Obama has made another overture of likely strategic significance to China, which could be a new landmark in moves to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two...

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The Danger Signals from Pakistan

The Danger Signals from Pakistan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Oct , 2010

More people were killed and more material damage was caused by the quake in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK) and some parts of the North-West Frontier Province ( now called Khyber Pakhtunkwa ) in...

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Obama's Gesture to China on Eve of Indian visit

Obama's Gesture to China on Eve of Indian visit

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2010

On the eve of his forthcoming visit to India next month, President Barack Obama has made an important gesture to China. Even while supporting the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese...

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No stability in Tibet-Xinjiang without Pakistan, says Chinese Writer

No stability in Tibet-Xinjiang without Pakistan, says Chinese Writer

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2010

An article published on October 12, 2010, by the Chinese Communist Party-controlled “Global Times” has questioned the reported description of Pakistan as a cancer by President Barack Obama. It...

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China supports Pakistan's claim on Kashmir!

China supports Pakistan's claim on Kashmir!

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Aug , 2010

The international community treats Jammu & Kashmir as a de facto — but not de jure — part of India. Similarly, it treats Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) as de facto...

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Wikileaks: The Implications for the Obama Administration

Wikileaks: The Implications for the Obama Administration

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

The leakage of nearly 90,000 documents relating to the Afghan war for the period between January 2004 and December 2009 by Wikileaks, a US web site which disseminates secret information of...

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Xinjiang: Chinese on the Guard, but Friday Prayers Allowed

Xinjiang: Chinese on the Guard, but Friday Prayers Allowed

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jul , 2010

Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China, is tense a day before the first anniversary of the outbreak of anti-Han violence by some Uighurs of the city on July 5 last year....

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The White-Collared Jihadis: Role of Pakistani Returnees from US

The White-Collared Jihadis: Role of Pakistani Returnees from US

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 May , 2010

As part of the investigation into the attempt by Faisal Shahzad, a US citizen of Pakistani origin, to cause an incendiary car bomb explosion in the Times Square of New York on May 1, 2010,...

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Need to Strengthen Protective Security in Chattisgarh

Need to Strengthen Protective Security in Chattisgarh

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 May , 2010

About thirty innocent civilians and 20 other civilians serving as Special Police Officers (SPOs) are reported to have been killed on May 17,2010, when a group of Maoists (Naxals) blew up a...

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Maldives to Re-Settle Two Terrorism Suspects from Guantanamo Bay

Maldives to Re-Settle Two Terrorism Suspects from Guantanamo Bay

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 May , 2010

In a controversial decision, which should be of concern to India’s national security managers, President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives has accepted a request from the US Government...

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