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Headley-Rana: Cover-Up of an Iceberg
B Raman | 24 Jan , 2013 0 comments

Tahawur Hussain Rana, of the Chicago cell of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET) and the principal accomplice of David Coleman Headley, has already been sentenced by a Chicago court to 14 years in prison for his association with Headley and the LET in the abandoned plans to blow up the office of a Danish newspaper in Copenhagen which had published...

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Don't dishonour a brave soldier
Don't dishonour a brave soldier

The news that the gurdwara in Panchkula ( Haryana ) had refused to hold the ‘Barsi ‘ ceremony of late Lt-Gen RS Dayal, MVC, has sent shock waves amongst the serving and the retired defence personnel. General Dayal was the chief of staff, Western Command, which carried out ‘Operation Blue Star,’ in 1984 at the Golden Temple, Amritsar,...

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Pakistan: Time to end unilateral concessions
Kanwal Sibal | 19 Jan , 2013 2 comments
Pakistan: Time to end unilateral concessions

Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh’s remark that there can be no business as usual with Pakistan after its troops mutilated the bodies of two Indian soldiers they killed, and that those responsible for this crime will have to be brought to book, is unexceptionable in so far as it goes. But to interpret this as indicating a radical reversal...

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India and Pakistan: Between Hawks and Peaceniks, is there a middle path?
India and Pakistan: Between Hawks and Peaceniks, is there a middle path?

The beheading and mutilation of the bodies of L/Nk Hemraj and L/Nk Sudarshan Singh by Pakistani soldiers on January 8, 2013, is yet another barbaric act by Pakistan’s army, following several earlier ones [Ref.1, Note 1.]. It is not unlike the acts of medieval armies or armed raiders, whose aim was to strike terror into the hearts of people....

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Beijing's Map Aggression Now and Then
Claude Arpi | 12 Jan , 2013 3 comments
Beijing's Map Aggression Now and Then

Yesterday, Xinhua reported that China “has inked for the first time South China Sea islands on its new official maps in equal scale to that of the Chinese mainland.” The National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation (NASMG) announced that “the new vertical-format maps of China, published by Sinomaps Press, include more than...

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