Former Home Minister P Chidambaram had said the government of India would not file formal charges against Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley until Ajmal Kasab’s trial was over. Vicky Nanjappa reports A secret cable dated February 26, 2010, has revealed that the government of India was reluctant to use information on Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley. Former US Ambassador Timothy Roemer had informed his home government in a cable that then Home minister P ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Most of the American military aid to Islamabad for counterinsurgency has gone into buying equipment to fight India, a former US diplomat has told lawmakers as he described Pakistan as a country which is "on the edge in many ways of being a failed state". Testifying before a Congressional Committee, Ronald Neumann, former US Ambassador to Afghanistan, said the State Department on Terrorism ranks Pakistan as having the highest level of terrorist incidents of any country in the world. "Almost ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The developments in Af-Pak region, particularly the fall out of Pak political paralysis, would make President Xi Jinping’s task a little more complicated, says Colonel R Hariharan. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Pakistan to be scheduled along with his visit to India this month has been cancelled. It was strategically a very important visit for both China and Pakistan and a lot of preparation had gone into it. Evidently, the cancellation was related to the political ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
'There were three locals who helped in carrying out the attacks. Headley was supported by an Indian named Basheer, who incidentally is also a friend of Rana and arranged the travel documents for Headley. 'When Headley landed in India, he was received by Basheer. But the police never probed Basheer and he continues to remain a mystery to all security agencies. Sabahuddin Ahmed and Fahim Ansari too played a role in carrying out the attacks.' Saroj Kumar Rath, author of the newly-published book ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
In an interview to Rediff.com’s Vicky Nanjappa, the author of Fragile Frontiers: The Secret History of Mumbai Terror Attacks, Saroj Kumar Rath, says that the 2008 Mumbai attacks was planned and executed in a bid to keep the militants in Pakistan, especially the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, united and away from Afghanistan. In probably one of the most well-written books on the Mumbai terror attacks, Rath explores every bit of the terror strike before it took place and after it occurred. It ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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