2 November 2009: Speaking to party workers, P.Chidambaram, the Union home minister, has delivered an unusually strong warning to Pakistan, threatening massive retaliation in case of a second 26/ 11. Chidambaram is a judicious man, a politician of long standing and a Supreme Court lawyer to boot. He won't issue such threats unless he has reason to believe that another 26/ 11-type attack is imminent, or he has intelligence of preparations for it. It is dangerous to speculate more about this, and to leave matters in Chidambaram's hands, who has proved himself more than competent as home minister.