Articles By B Raman

India-China: Can the humiliation of 1962 repeat itself?

India-China: Can the humiliation of 1962 repeat itself?

By: B Raman | Date: 17 Sep , 2012

Can the history of our humiliation at the hands of China in 1962 repeat itself? As we approach the 50th anniversary of the humiliation next month, we have to analyse this question in depth in our...

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Operation Geronimo: A Critical Analysis

Operation Geronimo: A Critical Analysis

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Sep , 2012

This article sums up my observations based on a study of a detailed article titled “Getting Bin Laden:What happened that night in Abbottabad” written by Nicholas Schmidle and published by...

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Will Brutal repression by China in Tibet fail?

Will Brutal repression by China in Tibet fail?

By: B Raman | Date: 05 Sep , 2012

The rumblings from the Tibetan areas of China continue. The more the Chinese suppress, the more the Tibetans protest. The more the Chinese demonise His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the more the...

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What is Chinese Military thinking?

What is Chinese Military thinking?

By: B Raman | Date: 01 Sep , 2012

Mr.LiangGuanglie, the Chinese Defence Minister, who is in Sri Lanka since August 29,2012, on an official visit at the head of a 23-member delegation, is reaching New Delhi on September 2,2012,...

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Should the PM avoid cosying upto Iran?

Should the PM avoid cosying upto Iran?

By: B Raman | Date: 29 Aug , 2012

The Prime Minister, Dr.Manmohan Singh, has gone to Teheran to attend the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement. His participation in the summit will provide him with an opportunity to meet leaders...

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Need for finesse in cyber counter-intelligence?

Need for finesse in cyber counter-intelligence?

By: B Raman | Date: 23 Aug , 2012

Intelligence is the collection of information from the real world that could be important for our national security. Counter-intelligence is the technique of preventing our ill-wishers from...

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The jinx against women secret agents in R&AW

The jinx against women secret agents in R&AW

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Aug , 2012

Till 1972, under the long-time Director of the USA’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) J. Edgar Hoover, only men could be FBI agents. After his death in May 1972, partly under the pressure...

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Psy-jihad against people from the Northeast

Psy-jihad against people from the Northeast

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Aug , 2012

What we have been seeing since May, 2012, is a proxy jihad through the Internet and modern means of communications such as the cell phone and I-pad being waged by a new generation of IT savvy...

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Barred by Islamic countries, Rohinya Muslims sneaking into India

Barred by Islamic countries, Rohinya Muslims sneaking into India

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Aug , 2012

Mr.Tomas Ojea Quintana, a UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights, completed on August 4,2012, a six-day visit to Myanmar to study allegations of violations of the human rights of its ethnic...

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"Unwise to lift ban on Pak TV programmes," says former RAW officer

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jul , 2012

In 1989, widespread demonstrations, some of them leading to violence, broke out in Jammu & Kashmir against the Government of India. That was the time when East Europe was in turmoil with...

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Is Pakistan Taliban on the come-back trail?

Is Pakistan Taliban on the come-back trail?

By: B Raman | Date: 14 Jul , 2012

On June 24, 2012, about 100 followers of Maulana Fazlullah, a Pakistani Taliban leader who used to operate from the Swat Valley of the Khyber-Pakhtunkwa Province of Pakistan and who have since...

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Mending of US-Pakistan fences and implications for India

Mending of US-Pakistan fences and implications for India

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jul , 2012

The three-point face saver announced from Washington DC and Islamabad on July 3, 2012, marks a recognition by the US and Pakistan of the strategic reality that the continuing frictions in the...

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Are the anti-Maoist operations fake?

Are the anti-Maoist operations fake?

By: B Raman | Date: 02 Jul , 2012

It is difficult to totally avoid collateral deaths of innocent civilians in counter-insurgency operations, but it is important to take every precaution possible to reduce such...

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Myanmar: Rush is Ok, But not Gold Rush

Myanmar: Rush is Ok, But not Gold Rush

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jun , 2012

The elected MsP belonging to Aung San SuuKyi’s NationaL League for Democracy (NLD) took their seats as newly elected members of the lower House of the Myanmar Parliament when its session began...

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The nation has a right to know

The nation has a right to know

By: B Raman | Date: 24 Jun , 2012

1962: India suffered a humiliating set-back in the Sino-Indian war. Many believed that the set-back was attributable to the then political, military and intelligence leadership. An enquiry was...

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Is India confused between ground and sea realities?

Is India confused between ground and sea realities?

By: B Raman | Date: 12 Jun , 2012

I found during my recent interactions in New Delhi that our strategic thinking continues to be largely enchained to ground-based perceptions and that we are unable to reach for the skies and the...

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India & SCO: Need for Caution

India & SCO: Need for Caution

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jun , 2012

India, like Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, is presently an observer of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO), which has completed 10 years. Like Pakistan and Iran, it has sought full...

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Counter and Neutralise ISI

Counter and Neutralise ISI

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jun , 2012

The Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET), which had refrained from any major terrorist attack in India, including Jammu & Kashmir, after the 26/11 terrorist strikes in Mumbai, has been let loose again by the...

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Threat Perception: Is it China or Pakistan or China-Pakistan combine?

Threat Perception: Is it China or Pakistan or China-Pakistan combine?

By: B Raman | Date: 06 Jun , 2012

For over a year now, a strategic debate has been going on in Delhi on future threat scenarios relating to State and non-State actors. Our preoccupation till now has been with the continuing...

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Limits of Saudi Counter-Terrorism Co-Operation with India

Limits of Saudi Counter-Terrorism Co-Operation with India

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jun , 2012

One should avoid over-playing the so-called geo-strategic significance of Saudi counter-terrorism co-operation with India in the wake of the arrest of Zabiuddin Ansari aka Abu Jundal aka Abu...

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