Articles By B Raman

Modernisation of National Security Apparatus

Modernisation of National Security Apparatus

By: B Raman | Date: 30 May , 2012

The Government of India has taken the first important step towards the modernisation of our national security apparatus by commissioning a study of the apparatus as it stands today and as it...

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Ansari’s Arrest: Answers that India needs

Ansari’s Arrest: Answers that India needs

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

Ansari is presently under interrogation by the Indian authorities. It is likely that the interrogation is being carried out by a joint team headed by the Multi-Agency Centre (MAC) of the...

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Internal Security: Centre Playing Politics?

Internal Security: Centre Playing Politics?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2012

Individual States can control regional terrorism or insurgency with a limited spread. We have had success stories as in the case of Al Ummah in Tamil Nadu. But terrorism or insurgency of a...

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Al Qaeda after the death of Laden

Al Qaeda after the death of Laden

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2012

There is an air of nervousness all over the world where there is a strong US presence regarding the dangers of Al Qaeda-inspired attacks on US nationals and interests coinciding with the first...

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Maoist Tactics: Wanted cool thinking, not Bravado

Maoist Tactics: Wanted cool thinking, not Bravado

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Apr , 2012

The Maoists have been increasingly resorting to abduction as one of their tactics for cowing down the State and society and for demonstrating their ability to enforce their will on the State. The...

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China's surprise Military Strike Capability

China's surprise Military Strike Capability

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Apr , 2012

We don’t need Agni-V, the intermediate range ballistic missile that we successfully tested on April 19, 2012, to give ourselves a deterrent capability against Pakistan. We need it only for a...

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Is General Kayani's smile genuine?

Is General Kayani's smile genuine?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Apr , 2012

During a visit to the site of the devastating avalanche near Skardu in Pakistan-Occupied Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) on April 18, 2012, which killed about 125 military personnel and 15 civilians, Gen...

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Uncertain months ahead for Chinese Leadership

Uncertain months ahead for Chinese Leadership

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

Wang Lijun was the Deputy Director of the Public Security Bureau in Tiefa in the Liaoning province from 1992 to 1995. From 1995 to 2000, he held the same position in Tieling city, also inthe...

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One India & One China

One India & One China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Apr , 2012

The strong economic relations between India and China and their co-operation in multilateral for a such as the recent Copenhagen summit on climate change should not blind one to the fact that the...

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Suu Kyi: What Next? Co-option or Independence?

Suu Kyi: What Next? Co-option or Independence?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Apr , 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) has won a landslide victory in bye-elections to the Parliament.It is reported to have won at least 40 of the 45 seats for which the...

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From an Islamic Bomb to a Jihadi Bomb

From an Islamic Bomb to a Jihadi Bomb

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Mar , 2012

The second Nuclear Security Summit currently being held in Seoul, South Korea, would make a fresh evaluation , inter alia, of the security of nuclear materials in the possession of many...

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Afghanistan: All is not yet lost

Afghanistan: All is not yet lost

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Mar , 2012

All is not yet lost in Afghanistan. The Taliban and its affiliates such as the so-called Haqqani Network are alive and active not only in the interior provinces, but even in Kabul. They still...

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Tibetan unrest spreads from Sichuan to Qinghai

Tibetan unrest spreads from Sichuan to Qinghai

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Mar , 2012

The Tibetan unrest against the repressive policies of the Chinese authorities has spread from the Tibetan areas of Western Sichuan to Qinghai. According to details received late, Qinghai has...

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Counter-Terrorism: The NCTC Controversy

Counter-Terrorism: The NCTC Controversy

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Mar , 2012

India has been facing the evil of terrorism since 1971 when two members of the Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) hijacked an Indian Airlines plane to Lahore and set it on fire after asking...

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China: Better to counter microblogs than to block them

China: Better to counter microblogs than to block them

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Feb , 2012

According to Radio Free Asia, funded by the US State Department, Zhu Mingguo,deputy leader of the Guangdong provincial Government in China, which witnessed a people’s revolt in the village of...

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NCTC: Proposed powers have serious scope for misuse

NCTC: Proposed powers have serious scope for misuse

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Feb , 2012

In a letter to the Chief Ministers, who have expressed their reservations over certain features of the proposed National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC), ShriP.Chidambaram, the Union Home...

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National Counter Terrorism Centre Fiasco

National Counter Terrorism Centre Fiasco

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

Before 9/11 the assessment in the US was that terrorist threats to the US from abroad would be more serious than home-based threats.The responsibility for co-ordinating preventive action was,...

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NCTC: Creation of KGB in India?

NCTC: Creation of KGB in India?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Feb , 2012

Of all the Chief Ministers, who have protested against the proposed creation of the National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in the Intelligence Bureau of the Government of India with effect...

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The Tibetan Satyagraha

The Tibetan Satyagraha

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Feb , 2012

The recent hard-line statements from the Han rulers of Tibet expressing concern over the situation in Tibet and their determination to crush the so-called splittist movement is a reflection of...

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Counter-Terrorism: Need to Revisit Security Procedures

Counter-Terrorism: Need to Revisit Security Procedures

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

Since 2007, five Iranian nuclear scientists have been killed in Iranian territory. In some of these instances, the terrorists had attached small magnetic bombs to the exterior of the victims...

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