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Why India shouldn't be over-excited about Fai's arrest in US

Last updated on: July 21, 2011 19:14 IST column/why-india-shouldnt-be- thrilled-about-fais-arrest/ 20110721.htm Senior analyst B Raman explains why the calculated arrest of prominent US-based Kashmiri separatist leader Ghulam Nabi Fai, who was allegedly trying to influence American policy over Kashmir at the behest of the ISI, shouldn't over-excite India [ Images ]. T he practice of intelligence agencies floating and funding non-governmental organisations and even publishing houses for using them for psywar (psychological warfare) purposes was born during the World War II and used extensively during the subsequent cold war against the USSR and its communist allies. Click here to read the FBI compliant against Fai In the 1960s and the '70s, the US media highlighted this practice and revealed the links of many supposedly prestigious US non-governmental organisations to the Central Intelligence Agency. One of these organisations used to fund the vi


Question by SHRI RAM KRIPAL YADAV in Parliament (a) how many foreign private detective and investigating agencies are registered with Government for providing their services in India; (b) the criteria for registration of these agencies; (c) whether Government is aware that many of these agencies are working in the country without any registration with Government; (d) whether Government is aware that many retired officers of Government intelligence agencies are working in these agencies immediately after their retirement from Government service; and (e) the details of action taken in those cases as they may be providing secret information regarding Government, collected during their service to the private clients? ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI MULLAPPALLY RAMACHANDRAN) (a) to (e): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House. STATEMENT IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) to (e) OF RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 28 FOR 23.2.2011. (a) to (c): There is no C

Number of suicide cases in Central Para Military Forces

The number of suicide cases in Central Para Military Forces (CPMFs) are as under:- Name of CPMFs Number of Suicides during the Year 2008 2009 2010 Assam rifles 10 09 09 BSF 29 26 29 CISF 12 16 17 CRPF 46 28 28 ITBP 04 06 05 NSG - - - SSB 07 11 12 The causative factors in most of the cases were found to be generally the personal and domestic problems like marital discord, personal enmity, mental illness, depression, etc. and were not related to the Forces as such.

Fencing and floodlighting along Indo-Bangladesh

The progress of fencing and floodlighting and the expenditure incurred under various projects along Indo-Bangladesh border as on date is given below:- Work Project Approved length (in km) Physical progress (in km) Expenditure incurred (Rs. in crore) Fence Phase I 857.37 854.35 1059.00 Phase II 2579.22 1880.77 3155.00 Total 3436.59 2735.12 4214.00* Replacement of fencing Phase III 861.00 750.00 695.00 Floodlighting 3117.00 877.00 361.00 *Inclusive of expenditure incurred on construction of roads

Asian balance of power

July 21, 2011 12:14:45 AM G Parthasarathy While seeking to build an architecture for cooperation and security in Asia, India cannot ignore Vietnam’s importance in ensuring a stable balance of power. Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger makes some interesting revelations about China’s invasion of Vietnam in March 1979 in his recent book, On China . He explains how Deng Xiaoping made elaborate preparations to invade Vietnam by embarking on a charm offensive, with visits to Japan, South-East Asia and last, but not the least, to the USA. In Washington, DC, Deng spoke of the “parallel interests” of China and the US and the need to “coordinate our activities and adopt necessary measures” following Vietnam’s 1978 Friendship Treaty with the Soviet Union. While President Jimmy Carter paid lip service to peace, he offered “intelligence briefings” to the Chinese even as Deng asserted, “China must still teach Vietnam a lesson.” Mr Kissinger reveals that Deng indicated that China’

India Boosts Its Presence in Kyrgyzstan

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 8 Issue: 131 July 8, 2011 01:49 PM Age: 15 days By: Erica Marat Indian Defence Minister Shri A. K. Antony and Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbaeva in Bishkek, July 5, 2011 (Source: New Delhi’s presence has suddenly expanded in Kyrgyzstan following Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony visit to Bishkek on July 4-5 to meet with his Kyrgyz counterpart, Abibilla Kudayberdiyev, to discuss bilateral cooperation on security issues. It was agreed that by the end of July, Indian peacekeepers will begin training Kyrgyz army conscripts to make them suitable to participate in UN operations. “India has offered assistance to Kyrgyzstan to strengthen its defense and security capabilities. The training team is the first step,” Antony said in Bishkek (, July 5). India will also provide English language training to the Kyrgyz army. Furthermore, India will open a joint Mountain Biomedical Research Center in Tuya Ashu village. The ce

Maoist Violence in India

State Year Incidents Civilians Killed Security Forces Killed Andhra Pradesh 2008 92 45 1 Bihar 2008 164 52 21 Chhattisgarh 2008 620 157 85 Jharkhand 2008 484 169 38 Maharashtra 2008 68 17 5 Madhya Pradesh 2008 7 0 0 Orissa 2008 103 28 73 Uttar Pradesh 2008 4 0 0 West Benga 2008 35 19 7 Others 2008 14 3 1 Andhra Pradesh 2009 66 18 0 Bihar 2009 232 47 25