Articles By B Raman

US-Pak Counter-Terrorism Cooperation: The Ritual & the Reality

US-Pak Counter-Terrorism Cooperation: The Ritual & the Reality

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 May , 2011

Secret commitments by both the political and military leaderships to co-operate with the US in counter-terrorism, ritual denial of such commitments in public statements, dragging the feet in the...

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Headley's Testimony: Points for action by India

Headley's Testimony: Points for action by India

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

The detailed testimony of David Coleman Headley of the Chicago cell of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET) in the case against Tahawuur Hussain Rana and some others being tried in absentia before a Chicago...

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How Pakistan's Proxy War Began - IX

How Pakistan's Proxy War Began - IX

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpts: A Terrorist State as a Frontline Ally | Date: 26 May , 2011

Wake-up call The Day of Infamy in New York and Washington DC on September 11 is a wake-up call for all nations grappling with the menace of externally-directed terrorism. More so for India. Also...

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How to ward off threats to Pak nuclear arsenal?

How to ward off threats to Pak nuclear arsenal?

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

The daring commando style raid into a Pakistani naval base at Karachi on May 22 by terrorists of the Pakistani Taliban has highlighted once again the poor state of physical security at sensitive...

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How Pakistan's Proxy War Began - VII

How Pakistan's Proxy War Began - VII

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpts: A Terrorist State as a Frontline Ally | Date: 23 May , 2011

Details of the HUM, JEM & LET The report gave the following details of the HUM, the JEM and the LET. The HUM “Formerly known as the Harkat-ul-Ansar, the HUM is an Islamic militant group based...

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China: All the way with Pakistan

China: All the way with Pakistan

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

 China has gone all the way with Pakistan in the difficult situation being faced by Pakistan in the aftermath of the Abbottabad raid by some US naval commandos on May 2, which led to the death...

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How Pakistan's Proxy War Began - VI

How Pakistan's Proxy War Began - VI

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpts: A Terrorist State as a Frontline Ally | Date: 22 May , 2011

Terrorism & Bush Jr Administration Terrorism was an important theme during the presidential election campaign of George Bush Jr in 2000. It figured in his election platform and in the studies...

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A Shoddy Counter-Terrorism Data-Base

A Shoddy Counter-Terrorism Data-Base

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 May , 2011

More than two years after the 26/11 terrorist strikes in Mumbai and the setting-up of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Government of India continues to have a shoddy...

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How Pakistan's Proxy War Began - V

How Pakistan's Proxy War Began - V

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpts: A Terrorist State as a Frontline Ally | Date: 19 May , 2011

Indian Efforts to secure US support In addition to stepping up counter-terrorism operations by the Security Forces on the ground, the Government of India has also been trying, since 1991, to draw...

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Pak Army & ISI: Dangerous mix of Humiliation & Desperation

Pak Army & ISI: Dangerous mix of Humiliation & Desperation

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

A dangerous mix of humiliation and desperation is the prevailing mood in the Pakistani Armed Forces and its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden in a...

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How Pakistan's Proxy War Began - IV

How Pakistan's Proxy War Began - IV

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpts: A Terrorist State as a Frontline Ally | Date: 17 May , 2011

The Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM): During the 1980s, many ostensibly humanitarian relief organisations came into being in Pakistan through which Western and Saudi intelligence agencies could funnel...

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 All eyes on Gilani's visit to China

All eyes on Gilani's visit to China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 May , 2011

 All eyes in Pakistan are on the four-day visit to China from May 17,2011, by Prime Minister Yousef Raza Gilani. The dates of the visit were finalized some weeks ago to enable him to participate...

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Pakistan:Hit,Hit,Talk,Talk!

Pakistan:Hit,Hit,Talk,Talk!

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

 Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is presently in Afghanistan on his way to Pakistan. His visit to Pakistan has been triggered off by the discovery of...

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 An Intelligence failure, not an ISI failure!

An Intelligence failure, not an ISI failure!

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

The success of Osama bin Laden in evading detection and arrest by the Pakistani security agencies for nearly six years since 2005 when he lived in a house near the Pakistan Military Academy...

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Osama bin Laden: Significant pointers

Osama bin Laden: Significant pointers

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

It used to be said that Osama bin Laden moved around with a large number of bodyguards to protect him. They had instructions to kill him to prevent his being captured. It would be diificult for...

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Netizen support for Osama bin Laden in China

Netizen support for Osama bin Laden in China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 May , 2011

The Chinese authorities seem to be concerned over the admiration for Osama bin Laden as an “anti-US warrior” that seems to prevail  among some sections of its growing community of netizens...

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Can Pakistan unilaterally renounce US assistance?

Can Pakistan unilaterally renounce US assistance?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 May , 2011

Can Pakistan unilaterally renounce US assistance in protest against the violation of its sovereignty by the US naval commandos who raided Osama bin Laden’s house at Abbottabad on the night of...

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Did General Kayani and Pasha give shelter to Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad?

Did General Kayani and Pasha give shelter to Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad?

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

Gen.Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, the present Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), Gen.Nadeem Taj, who retired recently, and Lt.Gen. Ahmed ShujaPasha, who is on an year’s extension after having...

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Chinese media coverage of chopper in Arunachal

Chinese media coverage of chopper in Arunachal

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

An M-17 helicopter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Tawang in India’s Arunachal Pradesh on November 19,2010, killing all the 12 persons—11 from the Indian Air Force including the two...

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Incriminating spotlight on ISI in the US

Incriminating spotlight on ISI in the US

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2011

Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Directorate has come under incriminating spotlight in the US as a result of the ongoing judicial proceedings in a Chicago court against Tahawwur...

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