The year was 1971. War with Pakistan was a foregone conclusion. As a flight cadet in Fighter Training Wing, Air … More
Reactions of eminent persons, both in age, professional stature and experience on the views expressed by Sri Mohan Guruswamy are … More
The article was authored in 1996. It traces the birth of Pakistan leadership since her independence. It delves deep into the psyche of a Pakistani and attempts to portray the likely leadership that would emerge in Pakistan as the years roll on. Indian perspective is dealt with in great detail.
On 13th December, 2001 terrorists drove into parliament building in their vehicles carrying official stickers for entry into the complex. Lax security at the entrance failed to inspect the vehicles as was their duty. The security lapse occurred because our egoist parliamentarians considered it below their dignity to stop their vehicles and prove their identity. In the ensuing gun battle inside the complex five security personnel and all five terrorists were killed. Fall out of this attack was to cost National exchequer nearly the entire defence budget allocation for the year; approximate cost of OP PARAKARAM. More importantly it brought us within a whisker of having a nuclear conflict. Security lapse by the Delhi Police followed by the mayhem within the complex forced the Indian Military to bite the bullet instead of taking measures to discipline the wayward parliamentarians and Delhi police, both of whom were responsible for such breach in security.