Archive | 2008

Pakistan Army doctrine says ‘Attack First’

The idea is to take the battle into Indian territory and get a hold over as much territory as possible. Pakistan can then use this territory as a bargaining chip on the negotiating table.

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Indians warned against travel to Pakistan

There have been reports in the Pakistani media that several Indian nationals have been arrested over the last two days in Lahore and Multan, and are being accused of being terrorists. Since it has also been reported in the Pakistani media yesterday that the senior police officer in Lahore was unaware of the arrest in his city, it seems that this is the work of other agencies in Pakistan that operate outside the law and civilian control. Indian citizens are therefore advised that it would be unsafe for them to travel or be in Pakistan: Ministry of External Affairs

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Air strikes on terror: No surprise, no problem says former bomber pilot

The lack of surprise would not deter the Indian armed forces in their role in deterring Pakistan from supporting terrorism in India, especially keeping in mind the multiplicity of targets.

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The story of a glacial trust deficit

The issue that dominates the peace process pursued by the Indian and Pakistani governments on Kashmir since 2004 is about the control of the Siachen Glacier in the region, the world’s highest battlefield. Although a ceasefire has been in place since 2003, thousands of troops on both sides continue to eyeball each other across the extreme terrain.

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Blog: The idiosyncracies of Indian Army Generals

The Indian army is abundant with stories of the peculiar demands Generals present to aides, junior officers et al. These stories usually come out and are exchanged during the Commanders’ Conferences, when all the brasshats get together in Delhi and the junior/middle-rung officers at Delhi Cantonment are left bemused at the requests(orders) they have to accommodate.

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India going the diplomatic distance with Kasab’s letter

There are indications that the Indian government wants to completely play out all its diplomatic options so that the government can focus on other measures if required.

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Lashkar rivals Al Qaeda

Lashkar is also in some ways, more of a threat than Al Qaeda.

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Meet to prepare diplomats and get feedback

The purpose is not just to brief diplomats about their strategies in their parleys with their host countries but also an act of public diplomacy in terms of symbolism.

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Speculation on Pak to give up Dawood to the UK

With tensions between India and Pakistan showing no signs of receding sources say there is increasing speculation that Pakistan and the UK may be considering the idea of extraditing certain individuals to the UK to satisfy India’s immediate concerns.

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Navy scratching its head over pirates’ fate

While the Indian Navy has every right to arrest pirates anywhere on the high seas, the problem of what to do with them is one that many countries have been struggling with since the upsurge in piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

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