News Analysis - Terrorism from Pak



Terrorism from Pakistan

  • 1. Next Terror Attack on U.S. From Pak (March 06, 2007)
    As the first India-Pakistan Joint Mechanism on Terrorism (JMT) concluded its first meeting at Islamabad, the most anti-India organization, the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) seems to be operating with impunity and continues to spew venom on the peace-process.<More>

  • 2. Indo-Pak Anti-Terror Meet (March 05, 2007)
    India and Pakistan will meet for the first time in Islamabad to further the anti-terror mechanism devised on the sidelines of the NAM summit in Havana (Cuba) in September 2006 and after it was formally construed last November.<More>

  • 3. Suicide Attempt on Cheney (February 27, 2007)
    A Taliban suicide bomber failed in his attempt to assassinate visiting U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney in Afghanistan after bad weather forced him to stay back in a military base after he concluded discussions on the threat of al Qaeda and the Taliban.<More>

  • 4. Cheney in Surprise Pak Visit (February 26, 2007)
    In a surprise move, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney visited Pakistan on his way to Kabul carrying a message from President George Bush that Islamabad will lose its financial aid if it cannot manage its border with Afghanistan.<More>

  • 5. First Indo-Pak Meet on Anti Terror Mechanism (February 07, 2007)
    India and Pakistan are to meet to "identify and implement counter-terrorism initiatives and investigations."<More>

  • 6. Hurriyat Wants to Stop Violence (January 30 , 2007)
    In sharp variance with its past of supporting armed insurgency as a means to achieve a “solution” to the Kashmir question, the Hurriyat Conference, an umbrella group of separatist organizations has called for a cessation of violence as means to achieve their objectives.<More>

  • 7. Pak Forces Attacked by NATO (January 24, 2007)
    NATO troops using helicopter gun-ships returned fire on a Pakistani check post on the Afghanistan border in an obvious retaliation for Pakistani Army giving covering fire for infiltration of terrorists in North Waziristan.<More>

  • 8. US Accuses Pak of Harboring Taliban (January 17, 2007)
    NATO troops claimed to have killed 150 ill-equipped and ill-trained insurgent recruits sent to fight by Jalaluddin Haqqani whom senior US officials lives in Pakistan even as there is a surge of Taliban fighters crossing the border to fight coalition troops.<More>

  • 9. Mush Wants Support to Fight Terror (January 09, 2007)
    State-run television reported that Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has called his nation to support his policy stopping militants from using the nation as recruitment ground for suicide members to be used by terrorist groups for attacks world-over.<More>

  • 10. Security Ties with Myanmar (December 25, 2006)
    Visiting Myanmar Home Minister Major General Maung Oo assured Home Minister Shivraj Patil that his nation will co-operate with India to share information at field and national level on insurgent movements, border management, and drug trafficking.<More>

  • 11. India Says Pak Still Has Terror Camps (December 18, 2006)
    Defence Minister A.K. Antony said that though there had been a drop in infiltration numbers crossing the Line of Control, there are still over 59 terror-training camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).<More>

  • 12. Taliban Is a Virtual Mini State in Pak  (December 14, 2006)
    Finally, Western media has woken up to the dangers of the peace pact between Pakistan and the local Taliban in the North West Frontier Province and the New York Times (NYT) reported about a resurgent Taliban supporting Indian concern for this development.<More>

  • 13. New Money Laundering Law (December 13, 2006)
    India has enacted the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) that would allow government agencies to track funding of terrorist activities and greatly help intelligence agencies monitor the flow of funds often indicative of terrorist strikes.<More>

  • 14. Hizb ‘Commander’ Killed (November 29, 2006)
    Security forces killed the ‘commander’ of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen’s South Kashmir division Mohammad Ashraf Shah who is ranked 2nd in Hizb’s hierarchy and earned a reputation of clever and ruthless terrorist who also tried facilitating a ceasefire.<More>

  • 15. Dutt Acquitted on Terrorism (November 29, 2006)
    Actor Sunil Dutt, son of erstwhile actors and Congress Party luminaries, was acquitted of terrorism charges even though others with lesser role and charges were convicted recently; the court however convicted him on possession of illegal weapons.<More>

  • 16. Terror Attack from Sea (November 23, 2006)
    Home Minister Shivraj Patil revealed that “in view of the recent Indo-US agreement of civil nuclear energy cooperation, our atomic power plants have become highly vulnerable” apart from “multi-purpose projects and shipyards” to terrorist attacks.<More>

  • 17. UAE Detains Dawood Aides (November 21, 2006)
    Acting on a tip-off from India, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) cracked down on Dawood Ibrahim’s gang and detained one of its top members including a brother-in-law of Ibrahim’s chief hit-man Chhota Shakeel.<More>

  • 18. US Upset with UK Taliban Truce (November 21, 2006)
    The US seems to have expressed “unease” with the reported truce negotiated by the British military in Afghanistan with tribal elders representing the Taliban followed by a withdrawal of British troops at Musa Qala and restoration of the captured to local militia.<More>

  • 19. Anti-Terror Mechanism (November 16, 2006)
    India and Pakistan have agreed to set up a joint anti-terror mechanism which would include “regular and timely sharing of information” as Pakistan promised to “look into” evidence presented by India of cross-border links.<More>

  • 20. Al-Qaeda Nuke Plot Targets UK (November 15, 2006)
    Continuing with a series of briefings, British intelligence officials said that they are convinced that the al Qaeda is planning a nuclear attack on the UK and cited “an awful lot of chatter” on jihadi websites to bolster their claim.<More>

  • 21. FBI Warning Raises Terror Fear (November 14, 2006)
    A US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) alert to India of a possible attack on airport or vital installation by al-Qaeda bolstered by an anonymous untraced letter in Tiruchinapalli increased security levels across airports, tarmac, and leaders.<More>

  • 22. Foreign Secretary Level Talks Resume (November 13, 2006)
    Indian and Pakistani Foreign Secretaries will resume talks in New Delhi November 14-15 and analysis and news reports indicate and Islamabad is insistent that Kashmir remain the core issue while New Delhi says that terrorism is the core.<More>

  • 23. “Pakistani Taliban” Claims Responsibility (November 10, 2006)
    The Pakistani Taliban with whom Pakistan had signed a peace agreement owned up to carrying out the suicide attack on an army camp in North West Frontier Province in response to the airborne attack on a Madrasa in the neighboring Bajur tribal district.<More>

  • 24. Madrasa Bombing Inspires Protests, Reprisals (November 09, 2006)
    The monster Pakistan created came back to haunt the master with a reprisal attack in response to a helicopter attack on a madrasa alleged to be a terrorist training camp as thousands of armed tribals protested against the Army action.<More>

  • 25. Security and Telecom Investment (November 08, 2006)
    After a year of deregulation in the Telecommunications space allowing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) from 49% to 74%, the Government has received only 2 applications while others complain that the security restrictions are too harsh for viable investment.<More>

  • 26. IB Says Cannot ISI Info to Pak (November 07, 2006)
    The Intelligence Bureau Deputy Director Ashok Karnik said that it is cannot provide detailed evidence to Pakistan about ISI’s involvement in the July 11 Mumbai train blasts because “It would be difficult to say what is credible and what is clinching.” Therefore, he says that “It is not a viable proposal.”<More>

  • 27. Al-Badr Man Held in Mysore (October 31, 2006)
    After West Bengal , the second communist state Kerala, has said that “there is enough indications to show that Pakistan-sponsored terrorism is taking roots” Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan called for “close co-operation” between Federal and state forces.<More>

  • 28. Manmohan in Damage Control Mode (October 26, 2006)
    Trying not to get dragged into the controversy over the quality of evidence on the 7/11 Mumbai blasts, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asserted that India had “credible evidence” and the joint mechanism with Pakistan was a “trial and experiment.”<More>

  • 29. Army Plans Bunker & Fence Mending Along LoC (October 25, 2006)
    After foiling a spurt of infiltration bids along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu & Kashmir in the last few days, the Army has set itself a winter deadline to fix bunkers and anti-infiltration fence damaged by the October 2005 earthquake.<More>

  • 30. ISI Subversion of Army (October 25, 2006)
    A few days after two soldiers were arrested on charges of spying, Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee revealed that he is “deeply concerned that there were spies in the army” but the establishments has started initiatives “to unravel the spy rings.”<More>

  • 31. Afghan Violence Continues (October 24, 2006)
    The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said that its soldiers returned fire and killed 15 insurgents in the southern Zabul province of Afghanistan but conceded that 2 of their vehicles were damaged in the conflict but suffered no casualties.<More>

  • 32. Justice Vs Judiciary Vs Legislation (October 18, 2006)
    Conviction of rapists, murderers, and terrorists 10 years late and politically-motivated illegal cover-up commission, quota plans, and clemency for some facing death row raise numerous questions and concerns on the Indian democracy<More>

  • 33. Corporate Military in Pakistan (October 14, 2006)
    Many analysts are now accusing the Pakistani military for developing strong commercial interests to create an oligarchy of serving and retired officers to control banks, transport, road building, communication, and construction businesses worth billions of dollars.<More>

  • 34. Multi-Faceted Trouble for Pakistan (October 09, 2006)
    As rumors of a coup continues to be fuelled by weapons discoveries around President Pervez Musharraf’s office, a grand Jirga of 95 Baloach tribal chiefs met and decided to move the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on their status.<More>

  • 35. Manmohan-Mush Peace Dialogue in Havana (September 13, 2006)
    Rejecting domestic opposition, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh revealed that he will discuss terror with Pakistan on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Havana and sources say that stalled talks may be resumed soon.<More>

  • 36. India Worried About Taliban Resurgence (September 12, 2006)
    India is increasingly worried about conventional offensive well-orchestrated operations of a resurgent Taliban and their hold on the fight till broken with air raids and analysts say that these tactics bring back memories of their ascendance in early 1990s.<More>

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