CRamS, Ajai Shukla is singing the same tune as swami -- will post link...can't find it handy now. In any case, the larger point is that there is information asymmetry between the people in the government and those not in it anymore, including retired babus and ambassadors and whatnots. The Indian govt. has other reasons for not wanting to correct the nonsense in the Indian media, simply because any response will reveal more information about what they know and are not willing to reveal. None of the people in government have stated anything more than terrorists being a possibility -- the paki mofos in the boat are now swimming with the fishes and providing them lunch, so this is just another successful op against the pakis which made it to the news. Who gives a twat what Praveen "Grandmother crossed the LoC and triggered cross border firing" Swami has to say on this? This won't be the last time we will see his diarrheoa splashed on the front page of the Hindu...so best not to blow a gasket and have a coronary on such trivialities.
Here's the link:http://ajaishukla.blogspot.ca/2015/01/terror-boat-questions-linger.html
The entire basis for fool's blogpost is this:
The MoD does not mention that the navy, the nodal agency for coastal security, entirely ignored the alert, assessing that it related to low-grade smuggling, not terrorism. The Coast Guard, however, launched an operation.
Different arms of the agencies are allowed to take different decisions based on the same input -- this is actually a good thing.
It remains unclear why the Coast Guard ship, capable of moving at 24-26 knots (44-48 kmph) needed to pursue a slow-moving fishing boat for an hour. Nonetheless, it managed to stop the boat “after firing warning shots”.
The boat stopped on its own after firing warning shots, and it did not cooperate with the coast guard. What makes this ajai shukla so cock sure that the boat would not have denotated itself and damaged the coast guard if any attempt was made to board the ship? Does AShukla think the lives of the CG personnel are cheap? In the absence of any information on what the people in the ship are upto, it makes perfect sense to wait them out or otherwise approach the boat with caution -- the coast guard could have clearly blown up that fishing boat anytime it wanted in the 23 hours it trailed the boat at close range.
The question for me is which bunch of mofos in India are feeding this disinformation to these journos with the intent of embarrassing the government. The UPA scumbags have always played politics with national security, so it would not be surprising that they (or their minions in the babucracy) are doing the same now they are out of power.
Naval officers tell Business Standard the yellow-red flames in the photographs suggest a typical diesel fuel fire. It would have been extremely difficult for the crew to set alight diesel, which does not burn easily. “It seems more likely that the warning shots hit the boat, setting the diesel alight,” says a retired admiral.
Assuming this quote is not a fabrication from Ajai Shukla's less than fertile imagination, this moron who calls himself a retired admiral is assuming that there was nothing on board that fishing boat to ignite the diesel...how did this genius figure that out in the absence of any publicly available information? Furthermore, how come Ajai Shukla did not think it necessary to question this assumption before proceeding to cast insinuations on all and sundry? Seems to have the same level of analytical reasoning as Ajai Shukla himself.
MoD officials also claim there were Pakistani communication intercepts, ordering the fishing boat’s crew to “end the mission”. If that meant sinking the boat and committing suicide, why did the crew set the boat alight rather than detonating the explosives on board, choosing a slow and painful end over a swift explosion.
So perhaps Ajai Shukla speaks from deep experience of being a soosai terrorist that he personally knows the level of pain associated with each kind of death?
It is just as likely that the boatmen shot themselves before blowing up the ship. Why take imbeciles like Ajai Shukla seriously, people? Clearly the fool cannot reason his way out of a paper bag and yet the likes of him and Praveen Swami have caused a lot of hearburn, blown gaskets and meltdowns among the news reading public.
Anyway, the defence minister has stated that an official report on this will be out shortly. best to wait and read what that has to say.