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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:22 pm    Post subject: India: PM Singh's 100-day plan to take on terror Reply with quote

Some articles on India's planned war on terror, which was launched on November 24th, two days before the devastating attacks in Mumbai :

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PM Singh's 100-day plan to take on terror
24 November 2008

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday called for a 100-day plan under a high-level central task force to develop an integrated mechanism -- like the Department of Homeland Security in the US -- to fight terrorism and naxalism. His call for such a mechanism came while he was explaining to the top cops of the country how globalisation had not only led to the current financial crisis but also influenced the "realm of security" in India.

The PM, pointing out that "globalisation has also led to a blurring of the distinction between external and internal threats", suggested that a task force under the national security advisor (NSA) initiate a 100-day plan to address "emerging challenges".

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- India launches 100-day counterterrorism plan -

US style 'homeland security' to tackle terror - 26 nov 2008
http://www.merinews.com/catFull.jsp?articleID=150663

Manmohan moots task force to deal with terror - 24 Nov 2008
http://www.hindu.com/2008/11/24/stories/2008112457550100.htm

Country cannot afford more terror attacks: PM - 24 Nov 2008
http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/arti...40&parent_id=22

Terror talk in election rallies, security meet - 24 Nov 2008
http://www.business-standard.com/india/new...t/00/26/341112/

PM sets deadline for Home Minister to curb terror - 24 Nov 2008
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/pm-sets-deadlin.../78845-3-1.html

PM pulls up intelligence, home dept on terror issue - 24 Nov 2008
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/pm-pulls-up-int...ue/78844-3.html

PM recommends anti-terror task force, gives 100-day deadline - 23 Nov 2008
http://mangalorean.com/news.php?newstype=b...stid=102199>

Centre asks states to raise special forces to counter terror - 22 Nov 2008
http://indiatoday.digitaltoday.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20716§ionid=4&issueid=80&Itemid=1

Create ‘networked security architecture’ to tackle new age terror: PM - 22 Nov 2008
http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/uncate..._100122517.html

- PM Singh wants to reorganise police forces; more focus on terrorism -

Fight terror, win people’s trust: PM to cops - 24 Nov 2008
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/PoliticsNation/Fight_terrorwin_peoples_trust_PM/articleshow/3748989.cms

PM advises police to be more vigilant to face terror challenges - 24 Nov 2008
http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/41262

PM Singh: Indian police need more than a face-lift - 24 Nov 2008
http://www.upiasia.com/Human_Rights/2008/1...face-lift/9266/

PM wants more policemen in home ministry - 24 Nov 2008
http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1208921

Police failure on lips, PM plans revamp - 23 Nov 2008
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1081124/jsp/...ry_10154100.jsp

The Police 'Must Introspect Deeply' - 23 Nov 2008
http://www.outlookindia.com/full.asp?fodna...&fname=pm&sid=1

Wake up, shape up and fight terror: PM to cops - 23 Nov 2008
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/wake-up-shape-u.../78808-3-1.html

Top cops meet today to discuss new terror outfits - 22 Nov 2008
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/T...how/3743886.cms

- Highlevel talks between India and Pakistan regarding counterterrorism -

Pak-India secretary level dialogues today - 25 Nov 2008
http://www.pakwatan.com/latest_news1.php?id=9214

India-Pak talks on combat terrorism - 25 Nov 2008
http://www.samaylive.com/news/indiapak-tal...ism/599924.html

Terrorism to dominate Indo-Pak Secy-level talks - 24 Nov 2008
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/terroris...-tal.../390150/

- Pakistan disbands part of ISI intelligence service which has links to militant groups -

Pakistan disbands spy unit linked to terrorists - 24 Nov 2008
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/...terrorists.html

Pak claims it has disbanded political wing of ISI - 24 Nov 2008
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2008/20081125/main2.htm

Who's afraid of Pakistan's ISI? - 24 Nov 2008
http://in.reuters.com/article/topNews/idIN...-36662220081124

- Disagreements between BJP and Indian government regarding counterterrorism plans -

UPA govt projecting India as a terrorist country: BJP - 25 Nov 2008
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Jaipur/...how/3753430.cms

Advani targets PM for mooting anti-terror task force only now - 24 Nov 2008
http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/0...FC?OpenDocument

UPA govt 'confused' in its fight against terror: BJP - 24 Nov 2008
http://www.samaylive.com/news/upa-govt-con...bjp/599913.html

Advani slams Manmohan's roadmap to fight terror - 23 Nov 2008
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/002200811241301.htm

- Counterterrorism Legislation -

No need for special law to deal with terrorism: Shivraj Patil - 22 Nov 2008
http://indiatoday.digitaltoday.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20734§ionid=22&issueid=81&Itemid=1

Anti-terror laws lose teeth in India, admits official study - 16 Nov 2008
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200811161022.htm


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Some related articles published after the bombings :

India's 9/11 and the implementation of a US-Style Homeland Security Apparatus

We will see the measure in the articles above being positioned as 'responses' to the terrorist attacks in Mumbai on November 26th. India now announced, seemingly as a reaction to the Mumbai attacks, that they will set up the national security apparatus as described in the 100-day counterterrorism plan which Premier Singh launched on November 24th.

The 'failure' of the Indian intelligence services in the Mumbai attacks will be used to smoothen implementation of the government's counterterrorism plan, claiming that the agencies 'did not connect the dots', that they didn't cooperate well enough, and that they lacked authority to share enough information with other agencies.

Using this argument, new anti-terrorism legislation will be enacted, police and intelligence services will be reorganised, and an apparatus similar to the US Homeland Security department will be launched.

India making new laws and special agencies ‘Homeland Security Style’ (30-Nov)
http://www.indiadaily.com/editorial/20319.asp

Pointed intelligence warnings preceded attacks (30-Nov)
http://www.hindu.com/2008/11/30/stories/2008113055981500.htm

Specific Intel warnings ignored (30-Nov)
http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1210381

Failure of Indian intelligence: The buck stops nowhere (29-Nov)
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/P...244,curpg-2.cms

Al Jazeera: Indian government knew about Mumbai attack plot since august
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgUhj6dvRVk


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:26 pm    Post subject: India's War on Terrorism and Naxalism Reply with quote

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PM Singh's 100-day roadmap is a plan against 'terrorism and naxalism' as you can read in the first post of this topic. Most probably 'naxalite groups' will be a major target in Singh's 'war on terror'. For an explanation about the term naxalism, and why this is perceived as a national security threat by PM Singh, see :

India: The Naxal menace
November 24, 2008

Prime minister Manmohan Singh does not hide his disdain for Naxalites, whom he chooses to call, rather clinically, as Left wing extremists. That should cheer both the mainstream communist parties as well as the BJP. Addressing the senior police officers’ conference at New Delhi, he let his impatience and irritation show with the police failure to tackle the Naxalite issue. He berated the police in trenchant language: “The measures taken so far have not produced any results. The police need to demonstrate greater resourcefulness and strength on both the intelligence gathering and response time fronts.”

There is need for the police to think over about their inability to face the Naxalite challenge, across a wide swathe of India. It is not enough for Singh and his colleagues to describe Naxalism as the greatest security threat if money is not spent in mobilising the men and arms and state-of-the-art technology. One big reason for the police inability to respond to the Naxalites is their lack of preparedness. Of course, there are incidents like the one on the Andhra Pradesh-Orissa border when the Naxalites ambushed the Greyhounds — Andhra Pradesh’ special force meant to fight leftist militants — and lives of policemen were lost.

What’s missing is a plan to fight the Naxalite phenomenon. While at one end, they have to be countered with overwhelming force, that alone may not work. Experiments like Salwa Judum — creating armed militia of villagers to fight Naxals — have created problems. The prime minister may have to think about whether the major welfare initiatives of the UPA government – the loan waiver for the farmers and the national rural employment guarantee programme – are having their intended impact.

The root problem lies in the social and economic conditions of rural India where development has not reached or where it has been neglected. Naxals dominate those tracts which are the least developed, in places like Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. People are ripe fodder to be intimidated or indoctrinated by Naxalism. Where roads have been built, where there is access to schools, hospitals and there is a modicum of job opportunity in agriculture and in non-agriculture sectors, people are relatively less tempted.

Singh may want to chart a broader policy framework, of which fighting Naxalites is one of the components, while the other is social and economic development. While it is salutary for Singh to rap the police, it may not be sufficient. Singh and his colleagues will then have to think of broader strategies.

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1209174

See also :

Frontline: The Naxalite Challenge
http://www.flonnet.com/fl2221/stories/20051021006700400.htm

WikiPedia: Naxalite
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naxalite

Naxal Terror Watch
http://naxalwatch.blogspot.com/
http://naxalwatch.wordpress.com/



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terrific summary,
freedomfiles.

Sort'a lays it all out.

I love this bit:

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India's 9/11 and the implementation of a
US-Style Homeland Security Apparatus


India [announced] that they will set up the national security apparatus
as described in the 100-day counterterrorism plan which Premier Singh launched on November 24th.

The 'failure' of the Indian intelligence services in the Mumbai attacks will be used to smoothen implementation of the government's counterterrorism plan, claiming that the agencies 'did not connect the dots', that they didn't cooperate well enough, and that they lacked authority to share enough information with other agencies.

Using this argument, new anti-terrorism legislation will be enacted,
police and intelligence services will be reorganised, and an apparatus similar to the US Homeland Security department will be launched. Wink

All of which is an exact repeat of the excuses used
to 'reorganize' intelligence in the US after 9/11


Well how about that then?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:00 am    Post subject: Diplomatic initiatives preceding the Mumbai bombings Reply with quote

Interesting backgrounder on recent diplomatic initiatives in which India agreed to increase military cooperation with the United States, and to expand their role in the Global War on Terrorism :

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India Review (Oct 2008)
http://www.indianembassy.org/India_Review/2008/Oct%2008.pdf

- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits United States
- Prime Minister pitches for UN reforms, backs global fight against terror
- External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee visits New York
- Defence Minister A. K. Antony visits US
- ‘Exercise Vajra Prahar’ (08-02), a joint India-U.S. Special Forces Military Combat Free Fall (CFF) Exercise in Guam
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off topic but, hilarious




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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Terrific summary, freedomfiles. Sort'a lays it all out. "

Thanks Fintan. Too bad there are not more reactions on this issue. I've been mailing some journalists who are writing about the Indian response to the Mumbai attacks, hopefully they will pick up the story.
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