Articles By B Raman

US frets & fumes against Pakistan, but finds its options limited

US frets & fumes against Pakistan, but finds its options limited

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

The past few days have seen the US fretting and fuming against Pakistan for its use of the Haqqani network to make the US forces bleed in Afghanistan reach an unprecedented new high. This has...

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INS Airavat Incident: What Does It Portend?

INS Airavat Incident: What Does It Portend?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Sep , 2011

The “Financial Times” of London reported on September 1, 2011, that an unidentified Chinese warship had demanded that an Indian naval vessel identify itself and explain its presence in the...

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Focus on Chinese role in Gilgit- Baltistan and Sino-Pak Maritime Cooperation

Focus on Chinese role in Gilgit- Baltistan and Sino-Pak Maritime Cooperation

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Sep , 2011

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari has been in Urumqi, the capital of the Chinese-controlled Xinjiang province, with a high-power ministerial and official delegation since August 30,2011. He...

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Karachi is Burning

Karachi is Burning

By: B Raman | Date: 20 Aug , 2011

The civil war-like situation in Karachi continues without respite. Seventy-three persons belonging to different communities and religious sects were reported to have been killed—many of them in...

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Is China Changing?

Is China Changing?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Aug , 2011

Recent events in the port city of Dalian in north-east China where public protests forced the local Government to accept a demand for closing down a chemical plant following an accident and for...

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Afghan Taliban carries out a catastrophic strike against US Navy Seals

Afghan Taliban carries out a catastrophic strike against US Navy Seals

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

Seven officers of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the US and an officer of the Jordanian Intelligence related to the royal family of Jordan were killed in a suicide attack launched on...

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Coastal Security remains as vulnerable as ever due to poor human reflexes

Coastal Security remains as vulnerable as ever due to poor human reflexes

By: B Raman | Date: 04 Aug , 2011

India’s coastal security remains as vulnerable as ever due to poor human reflexes despite the lessons learnt (hopefully) from the immense tragedy of 26/11 when 10 members of Pakistan’s...

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Blasts in Pune

Blasts in Pune

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Aug , 2011

In the light of the four low-intensity blasts in Pune on August 1, 2012, there is a need for a co-ordinated revisit to reports being received from time to time since 2002 on the attraction of Pune...

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How Pakistan's Proxy War Began - VIII

How Pakistan's Proxy War Began - VIII

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpts: A Terrorist State as a Frontline Ally | Date: 27 Jul , 2011

Wanted: A Counter Proxy War Doctrine In the absence of a meaningful and effective response from our side, it is India, which has been bleeding at the hands of this Army of Islam, with the...

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Fresh Violence in Xinjiang as Expo Draws Near

Fresh Violence in Xinjiang as Expo Draws Near

By: B Raman | Date: 26 Jul , 2011

The Chinese Government is organising what has been called the 1st China-Eurasia Expo in Urumqi, the capital of the Chinese-Controlled Xinjiang province, from September 1 to 5, 2011.The...

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Suicide & Suicidal Terrorism

Suicide & Suicidal Terrorism

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: TERRORISM-Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow | Date: 25 Jul , 2011

Suicide protests are not unknown in history. As recent examples, one could cite the self-immolation of many Tamils in Tamil Nadu in the 1960s to express their opposition to the introduction...

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Investigate the Indian Angle in Kashmir American Council

Investigate the Indian Angle in Kashmir American Council

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jul , 2011

There are two aspects to L’Affaire Fai, the case relating to the arrest earlier this week and the proposed prosecution of Ghulam Nabi Fai, the head of the Washington DC based Kashmiri American...

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Explosion in Oslo

Explosion in Oslo

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jul , 2011

According to the British Broadcasting Corporation, a large bomb blast has hit near government headquarters in the Norwegian capital Oslo, killing at least one person. The offices of Norwegian...

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Xinjiang, Tibet Continue to Haunt CPC/PLA Leadership

Xinjiang, Tibet Continue to Haunt CPC/PLA Leadership

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jul , 2011

 The situation in the Chinese-controlled Xinjiang region of China and in the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region continues to haunt the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which has...

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The Attitude of the Obama Administration

The Attitude of the Obama Administration

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 13 Jul , 2011

Despite differences over strategies and tactics in the fight against global jihadi terrorism, there has been a convergence of views between the previous administration of George Bush and the...

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China's Strategic Eggs in South Asia

China's Strategic Eggs in South Asia

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

China is not a South Asian power, but it has been seeking to build up for itself a strong South Asian presence which could cater to its strategic needs in the long term. It has made inroads in...

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Evolution of Militancy in Indian Muslim Community

Evolution of Militancy in Indian Muslim Community

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

The following three events have contributed to the growth of militancy, often amounting to terrorism, in the Indian Muslim community, particularly among its young members: The demolition of...

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Karachi, Beirut of South Asia

Karachi, Beirut of South Asia

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

Karachi stands in danger of turning into another Beirut of the 1970s and 1980s if the Government of Pakistan does not wake up in time to the implications of the unending clashes between the...

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Lack of Command & Control

Lack of Command & Control

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

Institutions and states tend to decay when there is a weakening of the command and control at the top. Many institutions and States do pass through such spells due to the failure of the human...

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Kashmir American Council: Games Intelligence Agencies Play

Kashmir American Council: Games Intelligence Agencies Play

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

The practice of intelligence agencies floating and funding non-Governmental organisations and even publishing houses for using them for PSYWAR purposes was born during the Second World War and...

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