rgsrini wrote: Please don't jump into concusions without understanding where I am coming from. There is no question that it is we Indians who will decide how and where we will respond. That doesn't mean we need to do it in a vacuum, in a blind seething rage. US is still a big player in geo politics and they can be a significant nuisance value or provide us a big breathing space by armtwisting other world opinions (just like it happened in the Nuke deal). ....Besides the US's assistance will be invaluable in several areas including intelligence inputs, crippling the financial strength(freezing assets etc) and military strength of TSP (spare parts etc). The major powers aligned with us will certainly make the job easier than the world on a tangent. If you chose to close your eyes and play "Rambo" in a blind rage, that is your choice. I will want my country to plan it and execute the revenge with a cool head.
I am afraid it is too late, MMS has already decided to give them the store, US is not going assist us. Let me ask you, is this not a case of having a rage? When will we act in a righteous anger? Since when we have ever planned and executed revenge with a cool head?Read what NYT writes. MMS has not asked the ISI boss to come to be accused of some thing. He is coming as a Co-sufferer of terrorism, to cooperate with Indian intelligence community as an equal at Indian PMs request. So, it is == all the way. So solly.
From NYT "ISLAMABAD, Pakistan— The chief of Pakistan’s powerful intelligence organization will make an extraordinary visit to India to assist in the investigation of the Mumbai attacks, Pakistani officials said Friday.
The decision to send Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, the director general of Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI, will mark the first time an ISI chief will visit rival India. It was not immediately clear, however, when General Pasha would leave for India.
The move is being seen as an attempt by Pakistan’s civilian government to allay Indian concerns after accusations of Pakistani involvement in the attacks surfaced almost immediately.
In a televised speech Thursday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India blamed forces “based outside this country” of involvement in the attacks. A day later, India’s foreign minister, Pranab Mukherjee, was quoted by the Press Trust of India as saying that, according to preliminary reports, “some elements in Pakistan are responsible.”
India and Pakistan, which have fought two wars, have repeatedly accused each other of fomenting unrest. While India has accused the ISI of abetting terrorism in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistan has accused India of supporting an insurgency in southwestern Baluchistan Province.
Distrust and acrimony between the two nuclear powers has hampered efforts toward normalizing relations. The Mumbai attacks, which killed at least 150 people, fueled apprehension that relations between the two neighbors would plunge to a new low.
Pakistani officials said the decision to send General Pasha to India was reached during a conversation between the prime ministers of both countries Friday.
“Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani called the Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, Friday morning at 11 a.m. to condemn the attacks,” Zahid Bashir, Mr. Gilani’s spokesperson said by telephone.
“The Indian prime minister stressed the need of intelligence sharing and evolving a joint strategy to counter terrorism,” Mr. Bashir said. “Dr. Singh requested the prime minister to send the D.G. ISI to India to help in the investigations.”
“Once the modalities are worked out, the ISI chief will leave for India,” Mr. Bashir said. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/29/world ... an.html?hp