Early this year, United States Senator Susan Collins explained why it was important for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to study November’s Lashkar-e-Taiba attacks in Mumbai.
“The murderous assault on Mumbai deserves our attention,” she said, “because it raises important questions about our own plans to prevent, prepare for, and respond to terror […]
NEW DELHI: Later this month, Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is scheduled to produce six Lashkar-e-Taiba commanders, suspected of having organised the November carnage in Mumbai, before an anti-terrorism court.
Ever since their arrest in February, following raids on the Lashkar bases in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and Punjab, there has been no word from the […]
New Delhi: There are two ways of interpreting Friday’s claim by Pakistani naval chief Noman Bashir that Ajmal Amir Iman ‘Kasab’ – the lone surviving gunman from last November’s terrorist attack on Mumbai – did not use the “sea route” to arrive in India.
The statement is astonishing mostly because it runs totally counter […]
ISLAMABAD: Among the questions on which Pakistan wants additional information from India on the Mumbai attacks are some that probed possible assistance in India or in Mumbai to the attackers, and how India managed to get hold of suspected mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi’s photograph.
The questions, in all 30, were handed over by the Pakistan […]
Our post-Mumbai strategy has lacked purposefulness and coherence. We have been overly cautious in our reaction to the Mumbai carnage, as if the overriding concern was to somehow salvage the policy of engagement with Pakistan pursued in recent years. We were defensive in accusing “elements in Pakistan,” and not the state agencies, of the […]
A month and a half after the Mumbai blasts on November 26, 2008, India-Pakistan diplomacy on the subject is dangerously deadlocked. Initial promise of accord on amends dissipated within three days, setting a pattern that has congealed with time. How far the dialogue has moved can be gauged with two statements by Pakistan’s leaders.
More than half-a-century ago, two of Pakistan’s most eminent judges drew this bleak lesson from a wave of violence that had led the country into the first of its many experiences of martial law: “As long as we rely upon the hammer when a file is needed and press Islam into service to solve […]
New Delhi: Softening its stand that Pakistan should hand over perpetrators of Mumbai attacks and other fugitives, India has said it will have no objection if they are put through “fair trial” in that country itself.
“It would be ideal if they [Pakistan] can hand over the fugitives from India to us. If that is not […]
The forthcoming visit of the Home Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, to Washington, with evidence of Pakistani involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai carnage marks the end of the first phase of India’s efforts to seek international understanding and support to compel Pakistan to irrevocably dismantle the infrastructure of terrorism, which it has built to “bleed” […]
NEW DELHI: Has the Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD), considered a front of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), morphed into a new organisation to beat the ban imposed by the United Nations Security Council
Intelligence agencies believe that a mass front maintained by the JuD along with some other organisations that were banned after the September 11, 2001 attacks in […]