13 August 2008: As a former director of Intelligence Bureau, the National Security Advisor (NSA), M.K.Narayanan, should be wedded to silence and circumspection. But once again, he has spoken rashly and unadvisedly to the media, this time to Singapore's Straits Times, about Pakistan after Musharraf, and this will bring (avoidable) irritation in relations with India's troubled neighbour. With Jammu and Kashmir burning, Narayanan & Co would be well-advised to focus on internal national security threats than to comment so publicly - and patronizingly - about Pakistan. In the past, Pakistan has taken offense to Narayanan's ill-timed and ill-judged comments, and this occasion may be no different.