mahmud sipra

The cold calculus of war —Mahmud Sipra 1

Both India and Pakistan lack even basic civil defence facilities and the infrastructure to handle a limited strike on its cities, painfully evidenced by the terrorist attacks on the Marriott in Islamabad, and the Taj, the Oberoi and the Victoria Terminus in Mumbai

Eyes wide shut —Mahmud Sipra

It is incomprehensible how — despite intelligence warnings — the authorities that were in possession of such specific information failed or refused to share it with their counterparts in Pakistan, who they are now holding responsible