Sameer Patil, Associate Fellow, National Security and Terrorism, Gateway House was invited for a panel discussion on Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's meet with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi a day after his swearing-in ceremony.
26 November, 2013 will mark the fifth year since Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists went on a rampage in Mumbai, claiming several lives. Although the only insurgent captured alive was hanged last year, the masterminds are still free. Why is it imperative to keep this incident from fading from our memories?
In this compendium of essays, Gateway House examines the terrorist attack carried out on Mumbai on 26 November 2008, and its aftermath.
Three years after the attacks on Mumbai on 26/11, we have to ask ourselves: are we any better off ? What lessons did we learn ? Can we prevent an attack or cope with it better today ?
Today, at the national and regional level, large loopholes still exist in the security system. On the international front, however, there have been a lot more initiatives, yet the apex body of the UN remained silent post-26/11. Were they justified in holding back?