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Counter-Terrorism: Nothing to Learn- Nothing to Forget

Paper No. 5406                                     Dated 23-Feb-2013

By B.Raman

It is less than 48 hours since the two blasts in the Dilsukhnagar area of Hyderabad on the evening of February 21,2013, resulted in the death of 16 innocent civilians.

Police and Safety and Security of Women

 

Paper No. 5405                                       Dated 22-Feb-2013

By A. K. Verma

Why do people in India love to despise the police? The seeds of the mystery are buried in the deep history of the British Raj, so deep that the modern narrative on the subject hardly ever brings it under scrutiny.

My Take on Hyderabad Blasts

Paper No. 5403                         Dated 21-Feb-2013

By B. Raman

Eleven persons are reported to have been killed and over 20 injured in two well-timed explosions in the Dilsukhnagar area of Hyderabad around 7  PM on February 21,2013.

2. Initial reports indicated that one of the improvised explosive devices had been placed in a cycle or motor-bike and the other inside a tiffin box.These reports are yet to be confirmed. The two blasts appear to have been well-timed and not remote-controlled.

India: War Preparedness Hit By Policy Paralysis of Defence Ministry

Paper No. 5401                                        Dated 19-Feb-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

India’s war preparedness against The China Threat and The Pakistan Threat is getting hit on two major counts. The de-emphasising of these two major threats by India’s policy establishment causes grievous harm to India’s security in more ways than one as reflected in my recent Papers on this site.

Maldives: High Drama in Male Continues:

 

Paper No. 5400      Dated 19-Feb-2013

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

As expected the situation in Male is getting messy and there appears to be no end to the high drama created when former President Nasheed sought refuge in the Indian High Commission to avoid an arrest warrant against him issued by the Hulhulu male Magistrate’s Court.

My Take on Copter Scam

Paper No. 5398                    16-Feb-2013

By B.Raman

The 12 AgustaWestland helicopters ordered for the Air Force for VVIP duties were meant for use by the Special Protection Group (SPG) for the transport of SPG protectees and also for the transport of other VVIPs not entitled to SPG protection.

High Drama in Male: India Intervenes:

Paper No. 5397                             Dated 15-Feb-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

Former President Mohamed Nasheed took refuge in the Indian High Commission's  premises at Male on 13th Feb following an arrest warrant issued by the Hulhulumale magistrate’s court to bring him before the court by 4.30 PM the same day.

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