Articles By B Raman

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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Mumbai Blasts 13/7: Q& A with B Raman

Mumbai Blasts 13/7: Q& A with B Raman

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jul , 2011

 Q.Can the three blasts in Mumbai on July 13,2011, be attributed to an intelligence failure? A.Yes. I have always held that every successful terrorist strike is due to either an  intelligence...

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China is not Tunisia or Egypt

China is not Tunisia or Egypt

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

China is not Tunisia or Egypt. That is the message that the Chinese political leadership headed by President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao is seeking to send across to its own people...

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Introspection in Pakistan: Will It Endure?

Introspection in Pakistan: Will It Endure?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jun , 2011

The anger and humiliation caused in Pakistan by the unilateral raid by US naval commandos on the residence of Osama bin Laden at Abbottabad on May 2,2011, and by the inability of the Pakistani...

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Kabul Terrorist Attack on Hotel

Kabul Terrorist Attack on Hotel

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jun , 2011

After a gap of two and a half years, Kabul saw another terrorist attack on an important hotel frequented by foreigners and local VIPs on the night of June 28,2011. The previous attack had taken...

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Samjauta Express: Unwarranted Linkage

Samjauta Express: Unwarranted Linkage

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jun , 2011

The five acts of reprisal terrorism carried out by some angry members of the Hindu community against their Muslim fellow-citizens since 2006 need to be strongly condemned and those responsible...

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The Hizbut Tehrir & its focus on Pak Army

The Hizbut Tehrir & its focus on Pak Army

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jun , 2011

Pakistani military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas confirmed on June 21,2011, that Brigadier Ali Khan, who served in the “regulation directorate” at the army headquarters, had been...

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Links between Harkut-ul- Mujahideen (HUM) and Bin Laden, Al Qaeda

Links between Harkut-ul- Mujahideen (HUM) and Bin Laden, Al Qaeda

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jun , 2011

The Harkut ul-Mujahideen (HuM), also known as the Harkat-ul-Ansar (HUA), the Jamiat-ul-Ansar (JUA) and Al Faran, is reported to have denied a report published by the “New York Times” on June...

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Hizbut Tehrir's Appeal to Pak Army to act against US & India

Hizbut Tehrir's Appeal to Pak Army to act against US & India

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jun , 2011

The Pakistan Army is reported to have taken into custody one serving Brigadier and four Majors for having links with the Hizbut Tehrir (Party of Liberation).A detailed note on the HT will...

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Can there be revolt against General Kayani?

Can there be revolt against General Kayani?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jun , 2011

 Can there be a revolt against Gen.Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), either by the subalterns or by senior officers due to their unhappiness over his...

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Al-Zawahiri: Advocate of Global Jihadi Intifada

Al-Zawahiri: Advocate of Global Jihadi Intifada

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jun , 2011

Six weeks after the death of Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011, Al Qaeda’s General Command has announced the appointment of Ayman al-Zawahiri, of Egypt, who was OBL’s No.2, as the new head of Al...

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Growing Chinese concern over internal turmoil

Growing Chinese concern over internal turmoil

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

The authorities of the Chinese Ministry of Public Security, who are responsible for internal intelligence, internal security and law and order, seem to be increasingly concerned over the...

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US may fret & and fume but its options are limited with Pakistan

US may fret & and fume but its options are limited with Pakistan

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

The “New York Times” (June 15,2011) has claimed that the Pakistani authorities have detained a Major and four other Pakistani nationals during the course of their in-house enquiry into the...

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China's Guantanamo Bay!

China's Guantanamo Bay!

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jun , 2011

 All right-thinking persons of the world have spoken for a decade against the military detention centre set up by the US in the Guantanamo Bay area of Cuba for detaining and interrogating all Al...

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The case against Rana

The case against Rana

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jun , 2011

US District Judge Harry D Leinenweberwas reported to have ruled at Chicago on June 9,2011, that TahawurHussainRana, of the Chicago cell of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET), was guilty of supporting the...

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Somali Piracy: New Delhi groping in the dark

Somali Piracy: New Delhi groping in the dark

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jun , 2011

We are still groping in the dark in matters relating to action against the Somali pirates, who are more and more active despite all the preventive patrolling, more and more venturesome coming...

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Indo-Pak Foreign Secretaries' Talks

Indo-Pak Foreign Secretaries' Talks

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jun , 2011

Mrs. Nirupama Rao, India’s Foreign Secretary, and her Pakistani counterpart Mr. Salman Bashir are to meet at Islamabad on June 23 and 24, 2011. The meeting is expected to review the results of...

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Chinese restraint has its limits, Vietnam cautioned

Chinese restraint has its limits, Vietnam cautioned

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jun , 2011

Through articles in the Chinese Communist Party controlled media that appeared on June 20 and 21, 2011, the Chinese authorities have clearly warned of the likely consequences of what they see as...

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 Balochistan: Greater Realism in China and Iran

Balochistan: Greater Realism in China and Iran

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jun , 2011

Independently of each other, China and Iran seem to be developing doubts in their mind about the ability of the Pakistani Armed Forces to restore normalcy in Balochistan and put down the Baloch...

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Terrorists on the run after killing of Ilyas Kashmiri?

Terrorists on the run after killing of Ilyas Kashmiri?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jun , 2011

The USA’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has not allowed the death of Osama bin Laden in a raid by US naval commandos at his hide-out at Abbottabad on May 2,2011,to slow down its hunt for...

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