Praveen Swami

  • TINDIAN bunker construction on the northern reaches of the Line of Control — initiated after a grandmother crossed into Pakistani part of Kashmir to be with her sons — sparked off a spiral of violence which resulted in killing of several soldiers on both sides, highly placed Indian ...

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  • TEleven weeks after the annihilation of an entire company of the Central Reserve Police Force in a Maoist ambush in April 2010 near the village of Tarmetla the largest single loss India has ever suffered in a counter-insurgency campaign Union Home Minister P Chidambaram had fighting words for the ...

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  • TPolicing a country of a billion people, lamented Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, in a speech delivered last summer, is not an easy task. Last week, after the murderous bombings in Mumbai, Chidambaram reassured the citys residents that he was on top of the gargantuan job of modernising Indias ...

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  • TNobody batted an eyelid as Mullah Abdul Salaam Zaeef checked into a central London hotel last week: no one remembered the man who appeared on their television screens in the days after 9/11, proclaiming Osama bin Ladens innocence. His arrival marked the first time a Western government had allowed ...

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