Sunday, November 30, 2008

Mumbai: signs of an attempted coup in New Delhi?

Preliminary signs emerging from India’s power center, New Delhi, paint a picture of an unstable situation. Security is already compromised. But a bigger story is taking place in New Delhi, not Mumbai. There are disturbing signs that India, a nuclear-armed nation of a billion people, is witnessing a ‘soft coup’ attempt involving secular rightwing ideologues and Hindu nationalists.  

Exploiting the fears of a traumatized nation and a government caught sleeping at the wheel, a core group of rightwing ideologues within India’s military, intelligence and political elite are trying to overthrow Manmohan Singh’s government. The plan apparently is to help the rise of rightwing elements in power and firmly push India in a confrontation with Pakistan and some other countries in the region.  More...

See also:

  1. India's 9/11: Who was behind the Mumbai attacks?
  2. Mumbai attackers were "foreign looking, fair skinned ..."
  3. Mumbai attacks: unanswered questions...
  4. India grapples with "hindu terrorism..."

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