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After Mumbai Terror Attacks what should India do?

This was the question I asked my facebook friends. 

Gautam is wondering what the top 3 things India should do to make itself secure. Any ideas?

Some responses I recieved were:

compulsory military training of one year between 10th and 11th grade!!

issue a readiness guideline for its citizens

deploy forces at all the borders, the coastlines are scarily porous!
cutout useless corrupt administrative staff, hike police and security agency salaries instead.
and compulsory military time before anyone can get a party ticket.

throw all the looser politicians out.

1) Change of leadership ) Change of leadership 3) Change of leadership

1. Put international pressure on Pakistan to eliminate any terror groups operating on their soil ..if they cant we can help them
2.Increase the budget for Security forces which should be able to fund the following..a crack team of NSG should be available in evry state capital with a readily available aircraft with a response time of 15 well as increase payscales hire more ..seal sea and territorial boundaries
3.Let the paramilitary and internal security agencies have greater access to intelligence from the US and Pakistan(They will have to).More imprtantly Have one agency( like NSG and not ATS..RAF etc) report into the President like the Defence Forces free from political interference (…no home ministry)

What do you think?


Social Media: Blogs, Twitter and Mumbai Terror Attacks

It’s been a tough 48 hours so far. 36 hours for me so far, as I only got to see the news on my mobile phone via twitter (and Facebook status messages)

Apparently I was not the only one.

The worldwide news establishment which was hungry for the news (presumably because of foreign hostages in Taj, Oberoi and Nariman Chabad house) and having no local presence in India and finally found Twitter posts on Mumbai and the blasts. They came to know of the initiatives like Mumbai help by Dina and others 

Soon Twitter and Blogs became the next story after the hostages and terror attacks themselves.

Here are some I came across:

PC World: In Mumbai Bloggers and Twitter (sic) offer help to relatives

CNN: How Social Media reacted to Mumbai

Reuters: Blogs Feed Information Frenzy

Sky News: Bloggers in Shock At Mumbai Terror 

ZDNet: Knowledge is Power

ABC News: Social Media a Lifeline, Also Threat?

Telegraph UK: Mumbai Attacks: A defining moment for Citizen Journalism

Indiatimes: Twitter Arises from Mumbai Ashes

CNET: The Information Flow from Mumbai

Mourning for Mumbai’s peace

Too shocked to blog anything today. Ever since I saw the news about the Terror attacks in Mumbai, I haven’t had the sense or the inclination to blog.

Here’s a list of my Tweets about the terror attack in Mumbai throughout the day.