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India urgently needs an intelligence driven counter terror organisation …… By Maroof Raza and Pathikrit Payne If the bi-cycle blasts in Pune had worked to a plan, they would have taken scores of lives. Fortunately they didn’t. But their message is loud and clear: terror groups...

The military drubbing India received from the Chinese 50 years ago still rankles many of us as many of our army units, despite being ill-clad and barely equipped for war, had fought back ferociously, sometimes with their bare hands and stones when ammunition ran out....

The hanging of Ajmal Kasab (it’s actually ‘Kasaab’, butcher in his native tongue) has closed one chapter on the sordid saga of the attacks on Mumbai four years ago. For the families of the victims of those ghastly attacks, the execution has provided some relief....

The Maoist insurgents have been expanding their footprint across India’s heartland over the past several years, and their red line of rebellion now runs from Pashupati (in Nepal) to Tirupati (in South India). At its height, the Maoist insurgency was visible in over 200 districts...

Military dictators of Pakistan, and General Pervez Musharraf in particular, have had a tendency to make news with their air travel. General Zia-ul-Haq was killed while flying, while Musharraf took over the country, following his stand-off with Nawaz Sharif, while on a flight from Colombo....

The ‘drone’ is emerging a favourite weapon of the powerful western countries: giving them hi-tech capabilities with no damage to their own lives and equipment, since these are mostly invisible—operating from as high as 50,000 feet—until they strike. Officially called UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), it...

About two years ago, while moderating a session at a well-attended international conference in London, I dared to state in the presence of some well-known US and Pakistani academics that America had rushed into the wrong country after the 9/11 attacks. They should have gone...