When I read Dr Ajai Sahni's comments in his article published in Outlook, I was furious, and wrote him back.http://outlookindia.com/full.asp?fodnam ... ajai&sid=1
Ajai Sahni wrote:
"The gravest threat to India’s security is not Pakistan, not the Inter Services Intelligence, not terrorism, but the limitless acts of omission, the venality and the ineptitude of the political and administrative executive, and the complete absence of accountability in the top echelons of government. Our greatest enemy is not only within -- it has captured and blocks up the highest nodes of power and decision-making in the country"
What a pack of nonsense! Next you'll be demanding that policemen catch bullets with their teeth (failing which, you'll again declare them all venal and incompetent)
Whatever the flaws of the police forces in India, the fact is that any determined person(s) can set off explosions in an open society, particularly a less developed country like India. When terrorists these days use elaborate schemes like liquid explosives in shampoo bottles, it's not hard for a sophisticated predatory organization like ISI to get sophisticated methods into the hands of anyone they please to.
These bombings were conspicuously committed 2 days after the successful parliamentary vote on the nuclear deal. So given that we all knew about this vote in advance, then how come you armchair analysts and commentators who project yourselves as geniuses, weren't able to predict the bombing campaign in advance?? Surely one doesn't have to be a policeman on patrol to recognize how Pakistan would react to the successful 123 Deal vote in parliament. Surely policeman aren't expected to scrutinize the consequences of signing international strategic pacts. That's you guys who're supposed to do that. So physician, heal thyself, before blaming the poor hapless policeman, or local Gujarat state authorities who are obviously outmatched by the power of ISI. Scoring partisan points for a dithering party in the New Delhi is no contribution to national security.