UPA did lose its will to hit Pakistan after 26/11

New Delhi, Nov 24: Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari has ruffled feathers within his party following his claim that the UPA should have hit back at Pakistan following the Mumbai 26/11 attack.

In his book 10 Flash Points: 20. Years-National Security Situations that impacted India, Tewari criticised the UPA for not actioning a kinetic response to the deadliest terror attack. Tewari was a minister in the UPA government at that time.

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IAF proposal to strike Pakistan post 26/11 was rejected says former IAF chief

New Delhi, Dec 28: A proposal by the Indian Air Force to strike Pakistan post the 26/11 attacks was rejected by the government, former IAF chief B S Dhanoa said. The statement was made while addressing a fathering of students at the VJTI’s annual festival, Technovanza.

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Another 26/11, India won’t show any restraint against Pak: Report

2611It would be difficult for India to show restraint, if Pakistan carried out another 26/11 styled attack, a Brussels based think tank, International Crisis Group has said. While analysing India’s response to the Uri attack following which surgical strikes were conducted, the report says that it would be difficult for India to show restraint in the event of another attack like 26/11.

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NIA chargesheets 26/11 accused Jundal, accuses him of promoting enmity

abu jundal1New Delhi, Jan 13: The National Investigation Agency on Friday charge-sheeted the Hindi tutor of the Mumbai 26/11 attackers, Abu Jundal.

The NIA, in its chargesheet, states that Jundal originally known as Zabiuddin Ansari along with operatives of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba had hatched a conspiracy in Pakistan to recruit persons from India for terror-related activities.

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Did ATS kill 2008 Malegaon blast accused?


Mumbai, Dec 31: Were the two accused in the Malegaon 2008 blasts case killed in custody by the Maharashtra ATS and their bodies disposed off as victims of the Mumbai 26/11 attack?

This was a revelation that was made before the court which in turn directed the National Investigation Agency which is probing the case.
The allegation is that the two accused, Ramchandra Kalsangra and Sandeep Dange, were killed by the ATS in custody. It is also alleged that their bodies were disposed off as victims of the Mumbai 26/11 attacks.

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26/11: The files that were never opened

26-11New Delhi, Nov 26: There was heightened activity on the narrow lanes of Machimarnagar, Mumbai on November 25, 2008. Something big was about to happen and Indians did not have a clue as what they were about to witness in the next 24 hours.
Ten terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba (LeT) had landed from Pakistan and were about to carry out one of the biggest ever attacks India has witnessed so far.

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26/11 files- When Headley reiterated who Ishrat Jahan really was

New Delhi, Nov 25: This year the big news on the 26/11 front was the deposition made by David Headley before a Mumbai court through video conferencing. Although there was nothing new in what Headley said, he did hit the headlines by speaking about the very controversial Isharat Jahan case.
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Can India carry out covert operations in Pakistan? Here are the options

covertPakistan cannot go unpunished for the horrific attack its actors carried out in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday in which 17 soldiers were martyred and four terrorists were killed. As India weighs its options, there is also the thought on the mind of the officials and that is Pakistan is a nuclear state which advocates the first use policy.
Officials in India say that there is an urgent need to strike.
The reason Pakistan continues to launch its actors on Indian soil is because they have come to believe that they will never be hit. Be it the 26/11 or Pathankot attacks, India has never had a military response to Pakistan despite the role of the country being so clear in both those incidents.

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If talks are called off with Pak, it would signal a victory for hard-liners

indopakThere is a debate on whether India should hold talks with Pakistan after the Pathankot attack.
One must remember that Pakistan based militants launching attacks on India after the hand of friendship has been extended is nothing new.

There was a Kargil, a 26/11 and now a Pathankot. All these incidents show that there is a faction in Pakistan which does not want peace.

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Naved and Kasab wanted to cover their failures

usmanIt has become a norm in the villages of Pakistan for young boys to take up arms when their fathers tell them that they are failures. If one were to draw a comparison between Ajmal Kasab and Mohammad Naved, we find that their journey into the world of terror is almost similar. Kasab took up arms when his father refused him new clothes for Eid while Naved entered into the Lashkar-e-Tayiba’s world of terror when his father told him he was a failure.Read more: