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Why can't Indian intelligence agencies kill terrorists?

Lack of resolve and operational inability hampers Indian intelligence from undertaking targeted assassinations

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra  |  New Delhi 

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra The last fortnight we saw the incredible long-term investment it takes to accomplish targeted assassinations. In light of revelations of Dawood Ibrahim’s presence in Karachi this fortnight and the open existence of Hafiz Saeed in Lahore, India’s aspirational aims of “getting rid” of these two charming fellows might be a study worth considering. Three pre-requisites are involved for this – human resources, legal resources and finally long-term planning.  As we saw last fortnight, Israeli intelligence gathering teams recruit the rough ...

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First Published: Fri, September 23 2016. 17:09 IST
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While we wonder why India can't eliminate terrorists like Dawood Ibrahim and Hafiz Saeed on foreign soil like other countries do, a lack of resolve and operational inability ensures that our intelligence agencies remain incapable of doing targeted assassinations The last fortnight we saw the incredible long-term investment it takes to accomplish targeted assassinations. In light of revelations of Dawood Ibrahim’s presence in Karachi this fortnight and the open existence of Hafiz Saeed in Lahore, India’s aspirational aims of “getting rid” of these two charming fellows might be a study worth considering. Three pre-requisites are involved for this – human resources, legal resources and finally long-term planning.  As we saw last fortnight, Israeli intelligence gathering teams recruit the rough ... image
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Why can't Indian intelligence agencies kill terrorists?

Lack of resolve and operational inability hampers Indian intelligence from undertaking targeted assassinations

The last fortnight we saw the incredible long-term investment it takes to accomplish targeted assassinations. In light of revelations of Dawood Ibrahim’s presence in Karachi this fortnight and the open existence of Hafiz Saeed in Lahore, India’s aspirational aims of “getting rid” of these two charming fellows might be a study worth considering. Three pre-requisites are involved for this – human resources, legal resources and finally long-term planning.  As we saw last fortnight, Israeli intelligence gathering teams recruit the rough ...

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