Sunday, January 03, 2016

The Pathankot puzzle

The terrorist attack on Pathankot airbase is a grim reminder of the dangerous security situation in the country. It is intriguing why the global media including BBC and The NewYork Times fight shy of calling it a terrorist attack.

A Superintendent of Police was thrashed by the terrorists in his own car and the car was hijacked. The government agencies did not act on this serious incident for well over six hours. During combing operations, a Lieutenant Colonel sustained fatal injuries when an explosive device exploded. These are inexplicable security lapses.

Would any other country tolerate such a brazen attack from its neighbour? We need someone like Indira Gandhi to lift us from this messy morass.

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