A Terrorist State as a Frontline Ally

B. Raman, Lancer, 2002, 127 p, ISBN : 8170622239, $17.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

A Terrorist State as a Frontline Ally/B. Raman

Contents: Introduction. 1. How the proxy war began. 2. Modus Operandi (MO). 3. Long-term objective. 4. The HUM. 5. The Markaz and its Lashkar. 6. The Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM). 7. Indian efforts to secure US support. 8. Terrorism & Bush Jr. administration. 9. Report for 2000. 10. Details of the HUM, JEM & LET. 11. Pakistani nonchalance. 12. Wanted: a counter proxy war doctrine. 13. Wake-up call.

"Pakistani assistance for the anti-government of India activities was not due to only its revanchist spirit following its loss of East Pakistan but for keeping its military preoccupied with internal security duties thereby trying to neutralize the superiority of the Indian armed forces. Such a policy could ultimately weaken the unity of India just as the bleeding of soviet troops in Afghanistan contributed to the break-up of USSR.

The day of infamy in New York and Washington DC on September 11 is a wake-up call for all nations grappling with the menace of externally-directed terrorism. More so for India.

Terrorism is an absolute evil and has to be treated as such."

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