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Pakistan Inducts China into Balochistan to Counter India

Paper No. 5381                                                           Dated 01-Feb-2013

By B. Raman

Despite its continuing concerns over the freedom struggle of the Balochs which shows no signs of letting up, China, which originally constructed the languishing commercial port of Gwadar on the Mekran Coast of Balochistan, is reported to have agreed in principle to take over the responsibility for the operation of the port.

Headley-Rana: Cover-Up of an Iceberg

Paper No. 5376                                              Dated 24-Jan-2013

By B. Raman

Tahawur Hussain Rana, of the Chicago cell of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET) and the principal accomplice of David Coleman Headley, has already been sentenced by a Chicago court to 14 years in prison for his association with Headley and the LET in the abandoned plans to blow up the office of a Danish newspaper in Copenhagen which had published caricatures of the Holy Prophet.

A Few Questions to China on Hand of Friendship

Paper No. 5375                                                   Dated 22-Jan-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

It was very  welcome to read in China’s official news agency Xinhua (Jan. 11) some parts of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping’s letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. 

SHINDE: Prejudiced & Partisan Stewardship of MHA

Paper no. 5374                                                     Dated 22-Jan-2013

By B. Raman  

Sri Lanka: Is Delhi Dumb?

Paper No. 5371                                     Dated 20-Jan-2013

Guest Column: Dr Kumar David

Dumb is used to describe a person who is bereft of brains, and of course its literal meaning is to be deprived of the faculty of verbal articulation.

Media bytes on developments in India-Pakistan relations

Paper No. 5370                                     Dated 19-Jan-2013

By Col R Hariharan

[Here is a summary of my comments to print and television media on the India-Pakistan standoff on specific issues raised by them on January 15 & 17.]

On Indian Prime Minister’s strong statement and later developments

India: How Soft on Pakistan

Paper No. 5367                                           Dated 16-Jan-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

The gruesome killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops and beheading one of them along the line of control (LOC) on January 8 was a planned and calculated act. 

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