Intelligence sources tell Vicky Nanjappa/Rediff.com how investigators overlooked an important aspect of the 26/11 case. A key suspect, who helped Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley gather information for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has never been captured. During his interrogation, Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley told American investigators that a man named Bashir escorted him from the time he arrived in Mumbai for the first time on September 14, 2006 (Headley stayed in ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Haja Fakruddin, a 37 year from Tamil Nadu, is one of ISIS's Indian fighters. Today, Indian intelligence agents tell Vicky Nanjappa/Rediff.com more Indians are ready to take the jihadi trip to Syria and Iraq. Parangipettai, a trading hub in Tamil Nadu, has seen Arabs, the Portuguese, the Dutch and eventually the British arrive on its shores over the course of centuries.This village, located on the Coromandel Coast, has now exported one of its sons to fight alongside the dreaded Islamic State in ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The arrest of two men by the Tamil Nadu police for sporting and distributing Islamic State of Iraq and Syria T-shirts is just a reminder of how deeply the Iraq and Syria based terrorist organisation has penetrated into India, says Vicky Nanjappa The T-shirts were ordered from a firm in Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu. What led to the arrest was a Facebook post in which 24 persons had posed for a photograph sporting ISIS T-Shirts. The T-shirts were sold at Rs 250 apiece. The T-shirt culture by the ISIS ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The world today is a much more dangerous place when compared to the Cold War days considering the number of extremist incidents we get to witness every day. Dr Bonny Ibhawoh, associate professor, department of History at the Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, says that wars tend to spread like wild fire. In this interview with Rediff.com’s Vicky Nanjappa, Dr Ibhawoh says while the United States is clearly not doing enough about the problem, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Intelligence Bureau has sounded alarm bells in a secret report about the growth of radical Wahhabi ideology in India. Vicky Nanjappa/Rediff.com reports.First up, two aspects you should know about the Wahhabis, the strictly orthodox Sunni Muslim sect, in India.1. The current number of Wahhabi followers in India today stands at 18 lakh (1.8 million).2. The sect has generated approximately Rs 1,700 crore (Rs 17 billion) in the past three years through funds pumped in from Saudi ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'The MH17 incident will hurt Russia morally, legally and strategically.' 'Putin is a very good tactician, but he has isolated Russia.' Thomas de Waal, senior associate, Russia and Eurasia programme, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, speaks to Vicky Nanjappa/Rediff.com about the MH17 crisis and its fallout for Russia and its President Vladmir Putin. Your thoughts on the shooting down of MH17... Who do you think could be responsible? There is strong evidence that the plane was shot down ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Abstaining from the UN vote would not have sent a strong enough message to register the great concern India has about the plight of Palestinian civilians,' Michael Kugelman tells Vicky Nanjappa/Rediff.com The Indian government's decision to vote against Israel at the United Nations has attracted some flak. On Wednesday, July 23, India voted in favour of a probe by the United Nations Human Rights Commission into the killings by Israeli security forces in Gaza. While some question the contrary ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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