The killing of former KGB agent Alexandar Litvinenko in 2006 is still a mystery. The recently leaked US diplomatic cables by whistleblower website Wikileaks throw some light on the entire episode but there are no clues regarding who might have killed him and why.
Pakistan based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba planned to assassinate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, according to a US diplomatic cable leaked by the whistle-blower website Wikileaks.
The cable, dated June 19, 2009, also notes that the group was looking at setting up training sites in southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka.
US Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer believes Indian Army’s “Cold Start Doctrine” is a “mixture of myth and reality. According to him the doctrine may never be operationalised due to “serious resource constraints”.
Roemer assessment of the doctrine, which he had cabled it on February 16, 2010, is one of the hundreds of thousands of cables leaked by the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks.
US officials were concerned about not doing enough to counter the popularity of Osama bin Laden. Below is a classified note prepared by Public Diplomacy Counselor Richard Hoagland which suggest a review of public diplomacy effort about Laden.
Barak reinforced his message regarding Pakistan in both meetings. He described Pakistan as his “private nightmare,” suggesting the world might wake up one morning “with everything changed” following a potential Islamic extremist takeover.