The United States has strongly objected to threats of nuclear warfare made by Pakistan against India and has conveyed its displeasure to that country in this regard. “We made that (American objection on nuclear threat) clear to them (Pakistan). Repeatedly,” a senior State Department official said. The official who spoke on condition of anonymity, however, would not reveal the level at which the message was conveyed to Pakistan. “It is very concerning. It is a serious ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
America won't stop India from more such strikes - Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Immediately after India launched its surgical strikes, sources said, it had informed the US of its action.Aziz Haniffa reports from Washington, DC. Senior US intelligence and Congressional sources privy to intelligence reports and classified briefings have told Rediff.com of "the growing body of irrefutable evidence of Pakistani complicity" in the Uri terrorist attack that the US had "gathered independently" which it found to be in sync with the "proof of evidence India has shared" with ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
After weighing all the costs and benefits, the next administration is likely to reduce and restructure assistance to Pakistan but not to end it altogether, says Daniel S Markey. It has never been clear precisely what US financing of eight new F-16s for Pakistan would do to advance US interests, says Daniel S Markey. One lesson Washington should have learned from its long experience with Pakistan is never to overestimate the leverage generated by US assistance. Despite tens of billions of ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'An operation such as the Mumbai attacks, which needed expert technical assessment, money and time to prepare, could not have been carried out without the knowledge of the ISI's leadership.' Dr Hein G Kiessling -- who lived in Pakistan from 1989 to 2002 in Pakistan, including four years in Quetta and nine in Islamabad during which he forged close contacts with Pakistan's political, military and intelligence elite -- on the horrific November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. An exclusive excerpt from ...Rediff.com, 5 hours ago
'An unconventional war cannot be fought by conventional means,' says Lieutenant General D B Shekatkar (retd). IMAGE: Soldiers conduct a search in the aftermath of a fierce gunfight between soldiers and terrorists in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, March 9, 2016. Two terrorists were killed. Photograph: Umar Ganie "Cross border terrorism cannot be fought successfully by remaining inside your borders. It means you have to increase your area of reach. It doesn't mean that you cross the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'If the radical Islamic movement had been largely peaceful, Headley would have probably found another way to ensure real life excitement.''But I really do believe that his relationship with radical Islam is real. Very real.''It was a match for his desires.' IMAGE: Smoke and fire billows out of the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, November 27, 2008. Photograph: Jayanta Shaw/Reuters. On November 26, 2008, David Coleman Headley was glued to a television set in Lahore, Pakistan. He was probably filled ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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