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The attack on Parliament and Osama's escape
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The attack on Parliament and Osama's escape

'Jaish aided by LeT attacked Parliament knowing mobilisation of Indian military assets would be the consequence.''That mobilisation happened, necessitating a military response from Musharraf who moved troops guarding back doors out of Tora Bora, facilitating Osama's escape.' IMAGE: Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan some months before 9/11"   Early December 2001. Osama bin Laden is trapped in caves close to Afghanistan's border with Pakistan. The Americans are in hot pursuit. His protectors ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
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'Trump will be tougher on Pakistan'

'If there's one administration that would be likely to put the squeeze on Pakistan, it's the Trump administration.''This is an administration that views terrorists as a black and white issue (kill them all, no questions asked), and will have little patience for Pakistan's selective policy toward terrorism.' On Wednesday, July 19, the United States State Department released its Country Report on Terrorism 2016, which listed Pakistan among the nations and regions providing 'safe havens' to ...
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'She played politics with the ease of a sleepwalker'

"Rahul has to learn a lot from his grandmother. She was a natural born 24x7 politician who could outpace all her rivals just on sheer physical stamina. She played politics with the ease of a sleepwalker -- she knew the terrain so well, she could do it in her sleep! She was a constant communicator, a constant traveller, disposed off government files at lightning speed in between rallies, lived on a frugal diet, practiced yoga and never ever missed a political moment. If Indira Gandhi had been ...
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'Indira Gandhi was the James Bond of power politics'

"She was the only prime minister who won a decisive military victory. She won a real war; she didn't play video games on prime time TV over surgical strikes! She understood power better than any other politician, saw it as her birthright and used it with inborn expertise. Every politician today who tries to be a "supremo" through populism and absolute control over his or her party is referring to the Indira Gandhi playbook!'Rediff.com's Nikhil Lakshman interviews Sagarika Ghose on her book, ...
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'This is an excellent start'

'Progress demands regular senior-level attention from American leaders.''A leaders' summit is great, but we need sustained engagement to continue to forge new agreements and find new areas of cooperation.' Richard Rossow holds the Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the respected Washington, DC think-tank. Rick Rossow 'joined CSIS in 2014, having spent the last 16 years working in a variety of capacities to strengthen the partnership ...
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'I'd give the Modi-Trump summit 10/10'

'We're going to see a defence relationship that really takes off -- now that India is a major defence partner of the US, the sky is the limit for arms sales.''The economic partnership will lag behind the security relationship, but the meeting and joint statement give cause to believe that it will progress more robustly than many of us would have expected.' IMAGE: 'The body language of both men was largely positive,' says Michael Kugelman.'And in the end, we even had not one, but two bear ...
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'The RSS is deeply uncomfortable about Gandhi'

'Actually, the RSS is deeply ambivalent and uncomfortable with Gandhi as well as also Ambedkar, but it is not politically wise to oppose these two.''So Nehru is the main and only target.'   Indira Gandhi, A Life in Nature (Simon & Schuster) is an unusual biography. Jairam Ramesh's latest book does not delve into Indira Gandhi's politics of slogans and shibboleths -- photocopied by many leaders, including Narendra Modi -- or her contentious policies -- undermining democratic ...
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