“Without building a robust relationship with Pakistan, India has been strengthening its cooperation with Israel and the U.S. As the regional power, India must take the lead and reach out to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka and share counter terrorism intelligence. It will require a visionary Indian leader to understand the change in paradigm after September 11, 2001, and build the structures to protect India from within and overseas.”— Rohan Gunaratna
In yesterday’s Tehelka, Rohan Gunaratna, author of Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror, considers the lessons that can and must be be learned from the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Gunaratna argues that the epicentre of terrorism has now shifted to South Asia and that the nations of the region must work together to combat it. He writes, “Instead of blaming Pakistan for every attack on Inidan soil, Indian leaders must understand that both India and Pakistan face a common threat.”
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