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 Na´ve and namby-pamby
 Arvind Lavakare.
 How many Ladens?
 Claude Arpi.
 War and reason
 Ashwin Mahesh.
 Pak has suffered most
 M Ziauddin.
 Powell will get an earful
 Brahma Chellaney.
 Enduring freedom or  enduring terrorism
 B Raman.
 The road to Laden
 T V R Shenoy
 Taleban, no pushovers
 Maj Gen (retd) Ashok K Mehta
 Silence of the Confused
 Hari Sreenivasan
 What the stars foretell
 Arvind Lavakare
 Bush's five mistakes
 Francois Gautier
 To civilisation, if
 I can find her

 Dilip D'Souza
 The lessons from

 Maj Gen (retd)
 Ashok K Mehta
 Who does the US
 want to vanquish

 Ajoy Bose on US's war
 Silent about many

 Dilip D'Souza is against
 misuse of religion
 Stay away from war
 Amberish K Diwanji
 tells India
 Diary of a broken spirit
 Asif Saleh wonders if
 NY will ever be the
 same again
 Brave new world
 Saisuresh Sivaswamy.
 Don't send an army of
 elephants to kill a

 B Raman on combating
 Payback time
 Devi Prasad says it is
 time to destroy ISI
 camps in PoK
 God & America
 R Swaminathan on
 American response
 to crisis
 Irony or retribution?
 Arvind Lavakare
 Pakistan in a bind
 T V R Shenoy
 on the nation's situation
 Still missing
 George Joseph
 on the missing Indians
 Hobson's choice for

 Amir Mir on Islamabad's
 I'm brown, that's all
 that matters

 TV host Hari Sreenivasan  on the aftermath
 Pearl Harbour redux
  Rajeev Srinivasan
  on the US attacks
 India is a bad role
 model for the USA

 says S Gopikrishna.
 The first war of
 the 21st century

 B Raman on
 tackling terrorism
 Thoughts after terror
 Dilip D'Souza
 on the attacks in the US
 'Nothing is secure now'
 on the emerging scenario
 The third world war
 Wing Commander
 Ravindra Parasnis
 on terrorism
 It's not the US they want
 want to destroy. It's our

 Reeta Sinha on America's
 The fight against
 terrorism has to start

 Adm J G Nadkarni on the
 fight against terrorism
 Scourge of terrorism:
 Time to act!

 Anil Athale on the
 scourge of terrorism


 'Pak has been bullied
 by the US adequately
says K V Krishna Rao,
 ex-army chief,
 and former J&K governor
 'We can't expect
 the US to fight our war
says Satish Nambiar,  retired lieutenant general  of the Indian army
 'Jaish is part of Osama's
 strategy to spread terror'
says A K Suri, chief of  the J&K police
 'No point creating peace
 which can't last'
says Shaukat Qadir,  retired brigadier
 of the Pakistan army
 'This war has to be
 fought with minds,
 not weapons'
says B M Kutty,
 Pakistan Peace Coalition
 'We will face increased
 terrorism from jihadi

 says B Raman,
 counter-terrorism expert
 'Pervez's cooperation
 with US could be
 dangerous for him'

 says Surya Gangadharan,
 editor, Strategic Affairs
 'We have to confront
 terrorism and defeat it',

 says Dr Ajai Sahni,
 executive director,
 Institute for Conflict


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   Complete Coverage >> The Attack on US Cities

October 06, 2001

The US delayed its strike on Afghanistan in order to get its domestic security beefed up for a counterstrike. But the Taleban said it had shot at a US spyplane over Kabul. In India, exuberance over Bush's call for an end to terrorism in Kashmir was dampened by Washington's refusal to label the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammed as terrorist outfits.Four supporters of Osama were arrested in West Bengal, India.
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October 05, 2001

Fazl-ur Rehman Khalil, chief commander of the Harkat-ul Mujahideen, was arrested in Rawalpindi, while the US lifted economic sanctions on Pakistan. British Prime Minister Tony Blair, on a brief visit to Pakistan and India, announced the renewal of military ties with Islamabad even as the British media highlighted Pakistan's involvement in terrorism in Kashmir.
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October 04, 2001

Amnesty international reported that over 200 Sikhs were attacked in the United States as a backlash to September 11 strikes, and the US Senate condemned the attacks. Pakistan admitted that the evidence against Osama bin Laden was 'impressive', but US deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage said Islamabad had accepted US demands only after some 'blunt talks. Canada blacklisted the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen.
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October 03, 2001

The US provided further proof of Osama bin Laden's involvement in the September 11 terrorist strikes in the US to Musharraf, even as over thirty Afghanistan-based political parties asked Islamabad to lay off their nation. But President Musharraf reiterated his support for the US crusade against terrorism, and denied Pakistan's involvement in the attack on the Srinagar Assembly.
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October 02, 2001

Responding to India's outrage over the attack on the Kashmir Assembly by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhhamad, president Bush reassured visiting Indian foreign minister Jaswant Singh that terrorism in India would also be dealt with. Singh had carried a letter from President Vajpayee for Bush in which he warned that India was running out of patience.
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October 01, 2001

The northern alliance stopped its operations in northern Afghanistan pending the imminent US strikes. Canada lifted economic sanctions against Pakistan while China announced aid worth US 1.2 million for Islamabad. In Washington, Indian external affairs minister Jaswant Singh proposed the setting up of an international fund to help victims of terrorist strikes, including those in India.
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September 30, 2001

The Taleban admitted that they had Osama Bin Laden in protective custody for his own safety, and reiterated that he would not be handed over to the US. President Bush for his part rebuffed Kabul's suggestion that the US present proofs of Bin Laden's involvement, and engage in a dialogue aimed at finding a solution. And reports in various sections of the media proclaimed that strikes against the Taleban and Osama Bin Laden were imminent.
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September 29, 2001

Pakistan continued to receive largesse, in terms of financial aid and loan rescheduling, from the US and others. The Pakistan-based Harkat-ul-Mujahideen -- one of the 27 organisations on Bush's hit list -- was asked to shut down its offices in Pakistan. Meanwhile, 1500 Russian troops were reported to have arrived in Afghanistan to help with anti-Bin Laden operations.
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September 28, 2001

The war finally began -- or did it? Reports talked of joint US-British land-based operations having been launched against Bin Laden in Afghanistan, while the Taleban arrested a British woman journalist. Pakistan announced that it had failed to persuade the Taleban to hand over Bin Laden, while various prominent Pak politicians launched anti-US tirades. External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh, meanwhile, landed in Paris for talks.
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September 27, 2001

While the US continued to forge a global coalition against terrorism, Iran moved to put together a coalition of Islamic countries against the US. The Bush Administration released pictures of the suspected hijackers even as investigations intensified in various parts of the world, with arrests being carried out in England and Spain, among other countries. Pakistan meanwhile sent a diplomatic delegation to Afghanistan to try, yet again, to persuade the Taleban to hand over Osama Bin Laden.
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September 26, 2001

A Sikh student was shot at in the US in what appeared to be a hate crime, while in Pakistan various groups came out in protest and vowed to wage a holy war against the US if the latter attacked Afghanistan. A virulent WTC virus hit the net, while Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres held a landmark meeting in Gaza. President Bush meanwhile met Indian community leaders and cautioned his countrymen against indulging in hate crimes.
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September 25, 2001

President George W Bush by executive order froze the funds of 27 organisations and individuals on a list of global purveyors of terror. India said more terrorist outfits needed to be added to the list. Pakistan warned against attempts to replace the Taleban with a new regime, while Osama Bin Laden in a statement claimed "Islamic rights" over Pakistan's nuclear weapons.
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September 24, 2001

Mullah Omar upped the ante when he demanded the withdrawal of US troops from the Gulf region. Meanwhile, the CBI began probing suspected links between the hijacking of IC814 from Kathmandu to Kandahar, and the terrorist strikes against the US. In America, the focus shifted to hate-crimes, with Indian organisations coming together to protest such incidents and to underscore their essential American-ness.
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September 23, 2001

The US lifted sanctions imposed on India and Pakistan after the two countries had tested nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, the US put a $25 million bounty on Osama Bin Laden's head even as Afghanistan's Supreme Commander Mullah Mohammad Omar engaged in discussions with his controversial guest. Former President Bill Clinton spoke of his own attempts to get Bin Laden killed, while Colin Powell declared that the US would furnish proof that Bin Laden was the man responsible for the September 11 atrocities.
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September 22, 2001

The UAE cut off diplomatic ties with the Taleban regime, leaving Pakistan as the only country to maintain diplomatic contact with Afghanistan. While Afghanistan claimed to have downed an unmanned US spy plane, US Secretary of State Colin Powell gave India a bit to cheer about when he said that Jammu and Kashmir would be brought within the ambit of President Bush's war on terrorism. The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan, meanwhile, spoke on telephone with Jaswant Singh assuring Abdul Sattar that India would not seek to fish in troubled Pakistani waters at this point in time.
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September 21, 2001

Pakistan President Musharraf continued his anti-India tirade. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, apparently fed up of the rhetoric, hit back by saying there was no immediate prospect of high-level dialogues with Pakistan. In the theatre of action, meanwhile, the Taliban refused to hand over Osama Bin Laden to the US, while in Pakistan, protests against US intervention in Afghanistan began to manifest itself.
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September 20, 2001

The Shoora, the meeting of Muslim clerics in Afghanistan, suggests that Bin Laden be asked to leave Afghanistan at his convenience. That won't do, says President Bush, reiterating that America wants the suspected terrorist handed over. Pakistan shuts down its borders with Afghanistan even as protests mount within Pakistan itself over President Musharraf's decision to back US action against Bin Laden and the Taliban. Musharraf in a televised address asks India to "lay off" the Afghanistan crisis, External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh says Musharraf's statements are uncalled for. India helps the FBI identify terrorist camps, and tells the US that there is no reason for it to refashion its bilateral ties with Pakistan.
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September 19, 2001

The US begins troop deployment even as Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf accuses India of pushing Pakistan into a corner and forcing it to support possible US strikes against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. China warns the US of double standards on the question of terrorism, while Russia rules out the possibility of joint operations with the US. 90 of the 364 Indians reported missing are proclaimed safe, while a Hindu temple is vandalized in New Zealand. In the US, the fear of terrorists indulging in biological and chemical warfare looms large even as the Taliban adopts an increasingly warlike posture. Pakistan says that the Taliban has enough stockpiled arms and ammunition to last for a decade.
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September 18, 2001

Pakistan demands that the US provide proof of Bin Laden's involvement, while the Taliban asks Afghans to prepare for a jihad against America. The UN General Assembly meeting is deferred, rescue and relief operations continue at the WTC, Western warships enter the Persian Gulf region and hate crimes spread to England and Canada.
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September 17, 2001

Bush declares that Osama Bin Laden is wanted dead or alive, and simultaneously urges his countrymen not to indulge in hate- and racist-crimes against members of the Muslim and Sikh communities. A high-level team from Pakistan visits Kabul to persuade the Taliban leadership to surrender Bin Laden to US authorities, while Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar summons a meeting of Islamic clerics to discuss the question. Federal agents arrest one individual on suspicion of involvement in the killing of a Sikh in Arizona, while the Administration and the FBI promise that hate-crimes will be rigorously prosecuted.
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September 16, 2001

Federal agents arrest more suspected terrorists across the US, while a Sikh is killed in Arizona in an apparent hate-crime. Musharraf blames India for Pakistan being forced to support the US, while President Bush calls PM Vajpayee to thank him for India's support.
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September 15, 2001

As US pressure mounts, Pakistan says it will permit the use of its airspace but will not allow the US to station troops on Pakistan soil. The Taliban in retaliation vows to attack any neighbouring country that aids US military action.
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September 14, 2001

Federal agents make their first arrests. World markets feel the fallout of the Tuesday Terror, the rupee crashes. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee promises unconditional support to the US, Indian government and diplomatic officials condemn hate-crimes against members of the Sikh community.
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September 13, 2001

Rescue and relief operations at the WTC site proceed slowly, thanks to a combination of fires raging within the ruins, and intermittent rain. Meanwhile, the focus shifts to Pakistan as President Bush demands that country's cooperation in a projected attack against Bin Laden and the Taliban regime in Afghanistan that has given him shelter. It is meanwhile believed that as many as 250 Indians could have died in the WTC strike.
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September 12, 2001

A truck loaded with explosives, believed to be part of a possible second wave of attacks, is intercepted by Federal agents. Investigators across the United States get on the trail of the terrorists believed responsible for the attacks, while countries around the world come out in support of Bush's projected war against terrorism. Bin Laden in a statement denies responsibility, but praises the attacks. Meanwhile, members of the Sikh and Muslim communities in the United States face the backlash, as the first hate-crimes are reported.
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September 11, 2001

Terrorists attack New York, Washington
Terrorists hijack commercial airplanes and ram them into the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York. Another plane crashes into a section of the Pentagon. The WTC implodes, the Pentagon burns. All airports across the United States shut down, the nation goes into shock, President George W Bush denounces the attacks and announces a global war against terrorism. Afghanistan-based Saudi millionaire Osama Bin Laden is named as the chief suspect.
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