Ten years after the worst ever terrorist attack carried out in New York that killed close to three thousand innocent US civilians, terrorist leader Osama bin Laden-the mastermind of the ghastly attack was killed by a special force of the US Army in Abottabad of Pakistan, May 1, 2011.
Some sixty Kilometers from Pakistani Capital of Islamabad, Osama-Chief of the terrorist organization Al Qaida, was suspected to have been living in a fortified multi-million dollar mansion since five years period.
“Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan,” a beaming US President Barrack Hussain Obama said in his late-night statement on Sunday while formally announcing the killing of Osama bin Laden.
President Obama said “A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.”
The military operation lasted for just 40 minutes.
In the aftermath of the incident fearing possible counter attacks from Al Qaida and similar influenced organizations security have been tightened at various soft targets across the globe.
Security experts in Nepal believe that it is high time for Nepali political leaders to take lessons from the US operation in Abottabad.
“The US has taught the world that there can be nothing important than the national interest and its security. Instead of exhibiting subservient behavior, Nepali leaders should immediately sit together and finalize the National Security Policy, increase numerical strength of Nepal Army, modernize the National Army, stop purchasing and relying on substandard weapons imported from India, for example the obsolete INSAS rifle, convince India to close the open border- which is beneficial to both the countries and persuade India to stop nurturing terrorist groups operating in Nepal from its soil”, opine matured security experts of Nepal.
“Nepal should also address security concerns of both the neighbors, China and India and not allow our land to be used against any of the immediate neighbors”, experts add.
“More than China, it is India that should help Nepal in becoming politically and economically stable if it wants its security concerns properly and systematically addressed”, conclude experts.
However, experts believe the US operation in Pakistan must have sent spine chilling waves across India’s smaller neighbors in South Asia.
“India- the regional bully could attack anywhere in South Asia under the pretext of safeguarding its security interests”, also say experts. The US has set a dangerous precedence now.
To stop the self declared regional police i.e. India, the South Asian smaller neighbors should devise a collective mechanism or else they all have to face the Indian music sooner than later.