11 December 2009: The troubling questions raised by David Coleman Hadley's arrest for the 26/ 11 terrorism are further interrogated by the Manmohan Singh government's decision to drawdown troops in Jammu and Kashmir. While announcing the drawdown in the Rajya Sabha earlier this month, the Union home minister, P.Chidambaram, refused to specify the number of battalions to be withdrawn, but latter reports suggested that the Union home secretary, G.K.Pillai, due to visit Jammu today, was slated to discuss paramilitary pullouts, keeping the army's strength intact. This was in line with J and K chief minister Omar Abdullah's 24 November statement where he said, "The army wants to do its primary duty, but the time is not conducive for its withdrawal from the state." But the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, has indeed raised the disconcerting possibility that India might be withdrawing some army formations from J and K, welcoming it as a "de-tensioning" measure on Pakistan's border, and congratulating the Manmohan Singh government for it.