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Osama and the Indian army

After a U.S. SEALS team raided a compound in Abbottabad, right across the street from the prime military training academy of Pakistan, and right in front of the noses of several serving and retired generals of the Pakistan army, and killed Osama bin Laden, Indian army chief V.K.Singh gave a statement to the press saying that the Indian army has the ability to carry out a similar operation. As expected, this led to instant condemnation from the Pakistan government.

Not to put too fine a point on this, but is V.K.Singh completely off his rocker? Or a complete idiot? A far more important question about the relative abilities of the Indian, Pakistani and the U.S. army is whether India would have been able to prevent or stop a similar U.S. operation on Indian soil.

Perhaps we should draw the obvious conclusion from the fact that the army chief did not bring up that question at all.

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