The Macedonian Foreign Minister, Antonio Milososki talks about his country’s interests in the region, mutual interest with India in containing terrorism and enhancing trade with India, on the occasion of the inauguration of his country’s embassy in New Delhi.
“It is difficult to explain precisely how the terrorists could have evaded the cordons,” says one Special Forces officer.
The exercise INDRA-2009 includes the largest non-carrier warship, the Kirov class nuclear battle cruiser Peter the Great. The warship recently participated in Russo-Venezuelan joint naval exercises in the Caribbean. It also has a controversial technical maintenance history with the Russian navy chief in 2004 having said the warship could ‘explode any moment’.
Islamabad’s response to the Mumbai attack highlights its unwillingness to accept the involvement of Pakistani entities. Such an attitude diminishes further the credibility of Pakistan’s commitment to counter-terrorism and has longer-term implications for South Asian security.