'One thing is certain: Demonetisation has broken the back of terror funding,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). Within days of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation announcement, two terrorists killed at Bandipora in Kashmir were found with brand new Rs 2,000 notes! The incident clearly showed the umbilical link between terrorism and money. In April 1997, after six years of research and over 12 visits to Kashmir, I wrote a book Let the Jhelum Smile Again! General K V Krishna Rao ... Rediff.com, 6 days ago
'The only effective defence against a suicide attack is 'pre-emptive' destruction of the attacker,' argues Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). In 1855, as troops of the East India Company massed for an attack on Tanjore, the priest to the king assured him that his mantra would stop the British. It did not and the rest is history or is it? It is worth recalling the situation that India faced in 1991. It was not merely an economic crisis, but there was also a potent security threat as well. Some ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'If Pakistan were to launch surgical strikes, India would not be able to forget it for generations to come,' Pakistan army chief General Raheeel Sharif warned on November 24, days before he retires from office. 'India has to understand that the permanent state of war that exists between India and Pakistan has to be expected,,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).'The only way to ensure peace or absence of war is to maintain a militarily-dominant position over Pakistan.' IMAGE: Artillery has been ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago If Pakistan escalates, it'll lose more than India Rediff.com, 2 months ago Why containment of Pakistan is better than war Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'In order to achieve Pakistan's psychological isolation and pariah status, breaking all cultural, economic and people to people contacts must become a government policy with clear linkage to a change in behaviour by the Pakistani regime,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). In August 2008 as I landed at Pretoria airport, the immigration officer asked the purpose of my visit. When I told I had come to study the history and process that led to the end of the apartheid regime in South Africa, his ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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