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TRIBUTE to Late Mr. Surjan Singh Bhandari N.S.G. Commando

By Nagesh Bhushan Late Mr. Surjan Singh Bhandari N.S.G. Commando During The Attack on Akshardham temple on 24th September 2002 this Brave Man fought the greatest battle of his life. Yes he was the N.S.G. Commando Late Mr. Surjan Singh , who sacrificed his life for the Nation. Sadly On 19th May 2004 he lost the Toughest an d Longest battle against life exactly after 600 Days being in Coma, he lost this life. The Bullet which hit him in the head made him Unconscious for almost 600 days. His family members were hoping that one day their Hero will open his eyes but he didn't. It was the Longest Wait for the family members of this Brave Man. When the whole India was busy in Guessing Who will be the Next PM of the country - Will it be Sonia or will it be Manmohan Singh, This man was fighting his Last battle. But it's so sad that in the hype of all the Political Drama, the News about his Death was Lost like a needle in a hay stack! Even the leading News P

NAXAL MENACE and Civil Rights groups : Interview with DGP Swaranjit Sen

Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police Swaranjit Sen is an expert in dealing with Naxalites. Some of the other ‘Maoist-affected states’ seek his help in setting up anti-Naxalite commando forces or training personnel for anti-Naxalite operations. However, the inability of the state police to nab the Cobras, who are on a killing spree, has earned him the wrath of civil rights activists. They have accused the state police of connivance with the Cobras. Tehelka spoke to Sen on issues relating to the Naxal problem in the state and its lethal fallout, the Cobras. Excerpts: By PC Vinoj Kumar story_main16.asp?filename=Ne030406If_we_SR.asp Not Our Men: DGP Swaranjit Sen ‘Civil rights groups are a nuisance as far as Naxalites are concerned. They should back down when the government is sincere in its efforts and the police is acting with restraint’ How have you dealt with the Naxal issue? I firmly believe that we can root out Naxalism. This has been my attitude s

Economic Brief: U.S. Ports Deal, Italian Banking Sector"

Last week, Dubai Ports World, a company owned by the United Arab Emirates, purchased British-owned Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. for US$6.8 billion. The acquisition, approved by the Bush administration, gives control of ports in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans and Miami to Dubai Ports World, sparking controversy in Washington and in state capitals among Democrats and Republicans. Many lawmakers have questioned whether handing control of major U.S. ports to the U.A.E., which is considered an ally in the "war on terrorism" but has a mixed record, is in the best interests of national security. In a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow, who also heads the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (C.F.I.U.S.), several members of Congress asked that he conduct a 45-day investigation of the acquisition that "could result in control of a person engaged in interstate commerce in the U.S. that could affect the national

“Sonia is communal” --Dr Subramanian Swamy

Dr Subramanian Swamy We must be clear that the fundamental truth about India is that it has a Hindu character and foundation. But Hindus also must know that being a good Hindu is not merely going to temple and performing puja but a multidimensional commitment to safeguard the Hindu foundation of India. Ever since the UPA came to power, it is this Hindu foundation that is being eroded and devalued, for instance the arrest of Kanchi seer Swami Jayendra Saraswati on a bogus murder case. In fact, it is an announcement by anti-Hindu forces that they can devalue such an ancient Hindu institution without any reaction, said Dr Subramanian Swamy in a seminar. “UPA Travel Back to Pseudo- Secularism Disowning the Indian roots” said Dr Subramanian Swamy in a seminar organised by BJP Think Tank in Constitution Club, New Delhi, recently. Dr Swamy said the recent declaration by the UPA government for reservation to Muslims and Dalit Christians was another assault on the Hindu foundation of India. I

Saudi Oil Facilities: Al-Qaeda's Next Target?

By John C.k. Daly At a time of record-high oil prices, analysts are beginning to consider the implications of possible terrorist attacks on Middle Eastern oil facilities. The crown jewel of these facilities is Saudi Arabia's oil production infrastructure. It is worth noting that Saudi Arabia possesses 261.9 billion barrels of proven oil reserves. On January 19, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden broke a 14-month-long silence to warn that his organization is preparing further attacks against Western targets. Bin Laden said, "The war against America and its allies will not be confined to Iraq…As for similar operations taking place in America, it's only a matter of time. They are in the planning stages, and you will see them in the heart of your land as soon as the planning is complete" (al-Jazeera, January 19). Saudi Arabia and its oil have long been in bin Laden's thoughts; in 1996, he said, "The ordinary Saudi knows that his country is the largest oil produce

Killer Heat : Attacking a target that is likely to contain chemical and/or biological agents

Killer Heat At some point, forces will need to attack a target that is likely to contain chemical and/or biological agents. The U.S. Navy has patented a weapon system that can penetrate and destroy targets associated with weapons of mass destruction. The U.S. Navy has patented a weapon system, more particularly weapon systems, that can penetrate and destroy targets associated with weapons of mass destruction, including manufacturing and storage facilities. In particular, the concept is for weapon systems that can penetrate and destroy chemical and biological manufacturing and storage facilities and warhead and weapons storage and bunker facilities without dispersing chemical and biological agents that could cause severe collateral damage. Weapon systems have been designed to effectively destroy myriad types of targets. Most of these systems have been designed with two criteria in mind. First, the weapon system must be able to reach the target. Second, the weapon system m

Nano air vehicle program : Tiny unmanned aerial platforms for Special Ops

Nano Nano The nano air vehicle program expects to develop the smallest of tiny unmanned aerial platforms that may be custom-made for SOF missions. DARPA is soliciting innovative proposals for the research and development of a NAV system. By Jeff McKaughan The military forces of the United States and its allies have an ever-present need for improved capabilities enabling the timely collection of comprehensive intelligence information, particularly on the ground in urban terrain. Information gathered and transmitted by unattended ground sensors of various types may be critical to the successful execution of many military missions, including various special operations. For many scenarios, the effectiveness of such sensors is strongly dependent on their precise location. Achieving optimal performance with respect to both monitoring designated areas and the ability to reliably communicate useful collected information often requires that the sensors be placed in locations that ar

INTERVIEW : Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict

Interview with Thomas W. O’Connell Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict Thomas W. O’Connell was confirmed as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict on July 23, 2003. Prior to his confirmation, O’Connell served as a Senior Manager for Raytheon Company’s Intelligence and Information Systems, often serving as a frequent Task Force member of the president’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. A 1968 Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a B.A. in Economics, O’Connell began his career as an infantry officer in Germany. He served in Southeast Asia as a field advisor to Vietnamese forces including duties with the PHOENIX Program. O’Connell was assigned as an instructor in combat intelligence at the Army’s Intelligence Center and School at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., prior to spending three years in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C., as a

What the fu#% is going on with PTI ? Sycophancy, thy name is PTI

What type of news report is this from PTI? Sycophancy = PTI What type of news report is this from PTI? Sycophancy, thy name is PTI. News reporting has reached its depths of sycophancy. This is one instance of a report from PTI which is flashed across as an earth-shaking scoop by a PTI reporter. Is it possible that someone in the Press tries to explain the word called swaabhimaan in the Bharatiya idiom? I have sometimes used the picturesque phrases: chamcha, jaalra. I think these do not convey adequately the sense of shame which PTI editorial staff should feel in clearing such 'stories'. This is the budget season, right? Who cares about Developed Bharatam 2020? Or, even about US interference in Nagaland or even King George's visit to Rajghat? Should he, a true believer as a Born-again Christist even set foot on the land which has been polluted with the ashes of Nehru? Maybe, Pope Paul kissing the earth on stepping down from his private jet has purified the land. dhanya

Sonia guides Manmohan. Who guides Antonia?

Bharatam was colonised when the East India Trading Company came in taking the route from Karachi to Delhi. Now colonisation occurs in more sophisticated forms. Who is the principal economic advisor to GOI? Certainly not Rangarajan. It is Jean Dreze a naturalised Belgian who has just succeeded in committing the GOI budget to an annual dole out of Rs. 30,000 crores. Who are the principal political advisors? Dr. Subramanian Swamy has already listed many ISI agents in 10 Janpath. The list goes on -- too hot even to be mentioned in closed lists. It is money-speak of the World Trade in the Global marketplace. Natwar Singh's nemesis is only a thin end of the wedge. There are many ways to place the national security at risk. dhanyavaadah. k A crippling entente?- Scuttling India's Future By M.D. Nalapat Certainly Manmohan-as he himself admits-is "guided" by Sonia. But who manages the UPA Chairperson herself? In the course of searching

Manisha provided police protection over dog's name

Manisha provided police protection over dog's name Tuesday, 21 February , 2006, 11:10 Mumbai: Film actress Manisha Koirala has been provided police security in the wake of a controversy that one of her pet dogs was named after a revered Muslim figure. Police have provided security to Koirala at her residence to prevent any trouble from those who have protested over the alleged naming of the dog, Additional Commissioner of Police Bipin Bihari said on Monday. A leading English newspaper had created a flutter when it recently published news stating that Koirala’s pet dog was named after the revered Muslim figure, leading to demonstrations in the city. Police later found that Koirala had no pet dog or any pet named after the Muslim figure, police said, adding that a case has been registered for inciting people. The Rediff Interview / Manisha Koirala

Congressman says US Dollar Heading for Collapse /CongressmanSaysUSDollarWillCollapse.html CONGRESSMEN SAYS U.S. DOLLAR HEADING FOR COLLAPSE SAYS WAR WITH IRAQ - AND COMING WAR WITH IRAN - ARE BOTH BASED ON MAINTAINING U.S. DOLLAR SUPREMECY IN THE WORLD Reveals that shortly before we attacked Iraq, Saddam Hussein ceased accepting the U.S. Dollar for oil sales and next month, March 2006, Iran will do the same thing; opting to accept only EUROS. Before the US House of Representatives, February 15, 2006 A hundred years ago it was called “dollar diplomacy.” After World War II, and especially after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, that policy evolved into “dollar hegemony.” But after all these many years of great success, our dollar dominance is coming to an end. It has been said, rightly, that he who holds the gold makes the rules. In earlier times it was readily accepted that fair and honest trade required an exchange for something of real value. First it was simply barter of goods. Then it was disco