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 day ago
The Jamaat-ud-Dawa not only collected funds for charity and diverted it to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, but also helped the outfit legitimise money collected through extortion, counterfeiting, smuggling and animal skin trade. Vicky Nanjappa/Rediff.com reports An Intelligence Bureau dossier has revealed that an amount of around Rs 1,17,37,820 was spent to carry out the Mumbai 26/11 terror attack by Pakistan sponsored Lashkar-e-Tayiba. The dossier is significant considering the recent ban on the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Pakistan-based Lashkar-eTayiba and its front group Jamaat-ud-Dawa, enjoying backing of the military, have not only grown far stronger since the Mumbai terror attack in 2008, but are also trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction, in addition to developing air and sea power, a new book says. "It is known that the JuD has been acquiring sea and air power. However, what is less known is that it is also trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction (WMD)," US-based Pakistani author Arif Jamal ...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 weeks ago
‘The problem is can you actually have some kind of peace when you are teaching your five-year-olds that India is a permanent enemy?’ ‘Even if Sharif genuinely wants an opening up of economic relations with India, does he really want to take on the business of shutting down the jihadi groups? There is no sign of it so far.’ India’Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been congratulated for his speedy diplomacy and his talks with Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.Rediff.com, 2 months 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, 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks ago
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