Articles By B Raman

Anti-Muslim rumours spread in Central Myanmar

Anti-Muslim rumours spread in Central Myanmar

By: B Raman | Date: 28 Mar , 2013

Anti-Muslim rumours projecting Muslims negatively have spread to Rangoon from Meikhtila which has been placed under a State of Emergency following three days of Buddhist-Muslim clashes last...

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Buddhist-Muslim Clashes in Meikhtila

Buddhist-Muslim Clashes in Meikhtila

By: B Raman | Date: 25 Mar , 2013

Between 20 and 26 persons are reported to have been killed in three days of violent clashes between Buddhists and Burman Muslims (not Rohingyas) in the central Myanmar cantonment town of...

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Xi Jinping on Sino-Indian Relations

Xi Jinping on Sino-Indian Relations

By: B Raman | Date: 22 Mar , 2013

In his first visit abroad as the President of China since assuming office on March 14,2013, Mr.Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit Russia, Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of Congo from March...

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Marines: An Over-anxiety to oblige the Italian Government

Marines: An Over-anxiety to oblige the Italian Government

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Mar , 2013

An over-anxiety on the part of the Government of India to oblige the Italian Government on the issue of the two Italian Marines, who have been charged with killing two Kerala fishermen wrongly...

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A set-back to Islamic extremism in Bangladesh

A set-back to Islamic extremism in Bangladesh

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Mar , 2013

The Shabag movement of Dhaka, which is also referred to as Bangladesh Spring, has been like the Tahrir Square movement of Egypt (2010), a spontaneous uprising of the youth of Dhaka demanding the...

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RAW Operations in Pakistan

RAW Operations in Pakistan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Feb , 2013

‘The Hindu” of February 26, 2013, has carried an article  titled “ No Solace In This Quantum of Accountability” written by Samir Saran, Vice-President, and Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, Programme...

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Hydrabad Blasts

Hydrabad Blasts

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Feb , 2013

Eleven persons are reported to have been killed and over 87 injured in two well-timed explosions in the Dilsukhnagar area of Hyderabad around 7  PM on February 21,2013. Initial reports indicated...

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Accountability of Intelligence Agencies

Accountability of Intelligence Agencies

By: B Raman | Date: 13 Feb , 2013

Intelligence agencies have to be accountable to the Executive. Otherwise, there will be no secrecy in their functioning. Without effective secrecy, there cannot be clandestine collection of...

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How Pakistan's Proxy War Began - I

How Pakistan's Proxy War Began - I

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpts: A Terrorist State as a Frontline Ally | Date: 09 Feb , 2013

Pakistani assistance for the anti-Government of India activities of alienated sections of the Indian society was not due to only its revanchist spirit following its loss of the then East Pakistan...

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Cases of Headley & Rana: What Next?

Cases of Headley & Rana: What Next?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jan , 2013

The Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India has been less than honest with the public by trying to convey an impression that it will continue to try for the extradition of David...

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Headley-Rana: Cover-Up of an Iceberg

Headley-Rana: Cover-Up of an Iceberg

By: B Raman | Date: 24 Jan , 2013

Tahawur Hussain Rana, of the Chicago cell of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET) and the principal accomplice of David Coleman Headley, has already been sentenced by a Chicago court to 14 years in prison...

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Balochistan: Shia anger against Gen Kayani

Balochistan: Shia anger against Gen Kayani

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jan , 2013

The genocide of the Shias continues unabated in different parts of Pakistan— particularly in Balochistan, Gilgit, the Kurram Agency and Karachi. The security forces and the intelligence agencies...

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No change in Pakistan’s Military Doctrine!

No change in Pakistan’s Military Doctrine!

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2013

Media reports emanating from Pakistan’s civilian Government as well as  from the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the Army speak of an on-going review of Pakistan’s military doctrine in order...

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When justified outrage degenerates into anarchy

When justified outrage degenerates into anarchy

By: B Raman | Date: 24 Dec , 2012

In all democracies, the public has a right to demonstrate in public in a peaceful manner, but it does not have the right to demonstrate where it will, when it will and how it will. The police can...

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Insensitive timing of Rehman Malik's visit

Insensitive timing of Rehman Malik's visit

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Dec , 2012

If NaMo, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, had been well-advised, instead of raising the issue of Sir Creek, he would have raised the insensitive timing of the official visit of Mr. Rehman Malik, the...

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Maldives: Loss of traditional goodwill for India

Maldives: Loss of traditional goodwill for India

By: B Raman | Date: 09 Dec , 2012

The unfortunate cancellation by the Government of Mohammad Waheed of the Maldives of the contract given to a consortium led by the GMR, an Indian company, for the running of the Ibrahim Nassir...

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Action plan to deal with Maoist Insurgency

Action plan to deal with Maoist Insurgency

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Nov , 2012

Start a crash programme for the development of road and telecommunications infrastructure in the entire tribal belt of Central India. The Chinese realised that without effective road and rail...

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Shocking Case of Miscarriage of Justice

Shocking Case of Miscarriage of Justice

By: B Raman | Date: 26 Nov , 2012

Instances of miscarriage of justice are many in India. Sometimes, such instances arise due to gross negligence by the police in the investigation.Sometimes, due to wanton fabrication of evidence...

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Obama in Myanmar: The Reality and the Mirage

Obama in Myanmar: The Reality and the Mirage

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Nov , 2012

US President Barack Obama has just completed an eight-hour flying visit to Yangon (Rangoon), the former capital of Myanmar, from Thailand and flown to Phnom-Penh, the Cambodian capital, to attend...

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India-China: Wishful thinking by Indians?

India-China: Wishful thinking by Indians?

By: B Raman | Date: 18 Sep , 2012

Our national trait for wishful-thinking often worries me. A rationally argued assumption is an important part of strategic thinking, a wishful thought with no rational basis is not. I had pointed...

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