Colonel R Hariharan is a specialist on South Asia military intelligence. He served as the head of intelligence for the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka between 1987 and 1990.
He is associated with the South Asia Analysis Group and the Chennai Centre for China Studies.
Colonel Hariharan speaks about what needs to be done to avoid terror attacks like the one in Mumbai terror attacks.
As Indian media reports the facts and other information related to terror attacks, a totally opposite image of India has been built by Pakistani media. A report said that the attacks could be the handiwork of “radical elements within Hindu community”
We ask for a tough state, when we ourselves are a soft people. Most of us are selfish, inward-looking cowards.
(originally published in livemint & via @pjain on twitter)
If we want to bring some changes in the system through a movement, then it is extremely essential to stay united. We will have to prepare for a longer battle, focus on long term goals and be ready to demand our rights at the right time.
The Government seems to be suddenly acting after a series of terror strikes since the last few times. What do you think was different this time?
M J Akbar is one of India’s best-known journalists and commentators, someone with a deep insight into the Indian people and their mindset. In this first-person, as-told-to piece, Akbar discusses the Mumbai attacks and their relevance for India. (via Rediff)
This is a hypothetical talk between a “teacher” and a “student”. Here the teacher is a man who has taught how to create terror and a student is a young terrorist waiting for an order to execute some “great” plans. After passing out from the training camp his master tells him that you will beContinue reading “How Terror Training is executed”
It has been over 54 hours since the terror struck Mumbai and the operations are still going on at Taj Hotel. Well, I just have no words to speak about my state of mind– Shocked, Angry, resentment, Helpless! I have really started to think so weirdly that I can do anything at this moment. AtContinue reading “Terrorism and our Politicians”
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