De-coding the myth called Sajid Mir, the ISI’s top asset

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Sajid Mir. Photo courtesy: domain-b

New Delhi, June 29: The United States in its Country Reports on Terrorism has flagged Pakistan for not taking action against 26/11 attack plotter, Sajid Mir and Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Maulana Masood Azhar. While a lot is known, written and said about Azhar, there is very little that one knows about Sajid Mir.

He remains one of the power important and powerful asset of the ISI and Lashkar-e-Tayiba. He had in fact played a major role in the 26/11 attack and was also David Headley’s handler.

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Mumbai 26/11 plotter Rana arrested, NIA set to overcome double jeopardy clause

tahawwur-hussain-rana20New Delhi, June 20: Tawwahur Rana, a Pakistani born Canadian national who was convicted of offences relating to the Mumbai 26/11 attack has been arrested in Los Angeles.

Sources tell OneIndia that India has completed the documentation formalities with the US authorities for his smooth extradition. Evidence relating to Rana has been shared with the authorities, the source also said.

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Were the attacks of 26/11 a fixed match between ISI and government of the day?

2611India recently observed the 11th anniversary of the 26/11 attack. It has been concluded that the attack was the handiwork of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Pakistan, would it not be pertinent to ask for an in-depth probe into the local angle to find out who the mole in the Indian establishment was?

The change of the NSG’s charter during the Mumbai 26/11 attack is one of the biggest mysteries and would require a thorough probe. Since the time of the attack and the probe that followed, there has been a debate on whether the attack had the blessings of the locals and some within the government.

India recently observed the 11th anniversary of the attack. Timed with the anniversary was also the release of the movie, Hotel Mumbai, which took us through the horrors of that night. While across all official channels, it has been concluded that the attack was the handiwork of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Pakistan, would it not be pertinent to ask for an in-depth probe into the local angle to find out who the mole in the Indian establishment was?

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26/11: A trial in Pakistan that hangs in the balance

2611New Delhi, Dec 07: Pakistan is not serious about prosecuting the founder of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, Hafiz Saeed and others who were involved in the planning and execution of the Mumbai 26/11 attack.

While Pakistan has arrested seven men including Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the operations commander of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, their trial has been stalled for several years.

26/11: While ISI tried saving a breaking Lashkar, some in India manufactured a Hindu terror plot

mumbai-taj-mnWhile an immediate response to the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai was not to be found, what’s more surprising is how a conspiracy was manufactured to blame the attack on the Hindus. But why did the terror outfit target India?

Earlier this week, India observed the 11th anniversary of the Mumbai 26/11 attacks. It was undoubtedly one of the most horrific events that India has witnessed.

Watching the attack unfold, any child would have said that this was textbook Pakistan. The grit, hatred and manner with which the 10 jihadis undertook the attack made it clear that they were highly trained operatives from Pakistan.

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26/11: Had a fidgety UPA not changed NSG charter, 100 lives would have been saved in Mumbai

mumbai-attacks11 years on, we look back at the response of the UPA government to the 26/11 terror attack and the change in the NSG charter which cost the nation many lives

November 26, 2008 is a day which no Indian would forget, and it could be said that it was one of the worst days in the history of India. Ten terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Taiba entered Mumbai, positioned themselves in various places and mercilessly killed over 160 persons including civilians, security staff and police personnel.

As journalists positioned in Mumbai on that fateful day, we watched with absolute horror how the events unfolded for nearly 2 days before the last terrorist was eliminated. What every Indian expected was that India would give Pakistan a befitting reply and all through there was talk that some major action was being planned.

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26/11: Pakistan’s actions against perpetrators have been a mere formality

26:11attacksNew Delhi, Nov 26: Recently a non-bailable warrant was issued against two Pakistan officials- Major Pasha and Major Iqbal in connection with the 26/11 attack case may be a mere formality.

For one Pakistan has denied the existence of both these officers, who played a crucial role in the Mumbai 26/11 attacks.

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26/11: Decoding the David Headley mystery

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David Headley. Photo courtesy: Bharat chronicle

New Delhi, Nov 26: David Headley came several times to India to conduct a reconnaissance of the targets that the Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists were supposed to hit. Not once was this man on the radar of the Indian Intelligence agencies. He came to Mumbai befriended high profile personalities, went about his job without being suspected or detected even once.

A source in the Intelligence Bureau once told this correspondent, that he had a strong and lurking suspicion that the United States was aware of what Headley was up to. They never told us anything, for reasons best to known to them, the officer also said.

David Headley: The man, the mystery and why the US protects him so much

Questionnaire for David HeadleyNew Delhi, July 25: David Coleman Headley has always been a mystery. When he came several times to India to conduct a reconnaissance in Mumbai ahead of the 26/11 attack, he fully managed to dodge the intelligence and never came under the radar.

Welcome back Baby Moshe, my recollection of you as a brave 2 year old

babymosheWho can ever forget the 26/11 Mumbai attack? It was one of the most gruesome attacks that Pakistan carried out in India. Many lost their loved ones and for Baby Moshe the loss was irreparable.

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