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Afghans show mixed reaction to US decision on forces withdrawal
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) The people of Afghanistan have showed mixed reaction towards the US decision to withdraw its forces from the militancy-battered country by September 11 this year.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
LeT cadre held for introducing Bengal student to Pak handlers
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) member Altaf Ahmed Rather, who introduced West Bengal college student Tania Praveen to the terrorist organisation handlers in Pakistan.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India stood firm to China's shove and push tactics: Gen Bipin Rawat
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) India stood firm to China's 'shove and push tactics' on the northern borders in Eastern Ladakh, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India concerned over US troops' forthcoming exit from Afghanistan
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) India is concerned about the vacuum that will be created after withdrawal of the US and NATO troops from war-torn Afghanistan, Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UAE mediating between India, Pak to restore 'functional relations'
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is facilitating and mediating back-channel talks between India and Pakistan with an aim to turn their rivalry into a healthy and functional relationship, its envoy in Washington has confirmed.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Fire at Saudi university after Houthi attack
Riyadh, April 15 (IANS) A fire broke out at a university in southern Saudi Arabia on Thursday after the air defence system intercepted an attack by Yemen's Houthi militia.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Defence/Security
Indonesian police kills suspect linked to church attack
Jakarta, April 15 (IANS) Indonesian police on Thursday shot dead a man allegedly linked to last month's suicide bombing outside a church in South Sulawesi province, a spokesman said.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
NIA holds BRICS seminar on misuse of internet by terrorists
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Looking at the misuse of internet by terrorists, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) organised a two-day BRICS seminar on the issue and discussed on engaging multiple stakeholders from both public and private sectors to tackle the misuse of internet and enhancing international co-operation to effectively tackle the exploitation of the internet by terrorists for their nefarious activities.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology
8 Pak nationals nabbed mid-sea with 30 kg heroin (Ld)
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Eight Pakistan nationals were apprehended from the mid-sea off Gujarat coast for drug trafficking on Thursday. The law enforcement agencies seized 30 kilograms of heroin from them.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Announcing Afghan pullout, Biden asks India to 'do more' for Kabul (News Analysis)
New York, April 15 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has asked India and other regional countries to pitch in to help stabilise Afghanistan as Washington has decided to pull out its troops ending a 20-year-old war.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Biden announces complete US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan
Washington, April 15 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has announced that all US troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan before September 11, a move to end the longest war in American history.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Infiltration, narco smuggling attempt foiled along LoC in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 14 (IANS) The Indian army, BSF and J&K Police have foiled a narco smuggling and infiltration attempt in the forward areas of Tangdhar sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district and recovered 10 kg narcotics estimated to be worth approximately Rs 50 crore, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistan bans Islamic party after violent protests
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) The Pakistan government has decided to impose a ban on the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan under the anti-terrorism law.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Indian Navy trying to locate missing fishermen off Mangalore coast
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The Indian Navy deployed its surface and air assets for the Search and Rescue (SAR) of missing fishermen at sea off the coast of Mangalore.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
China's intention is to replicate carrier battle groups like US Navy: Indian Navy Chief
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) China's intention is to replicate carrier battle groups like the US Navy with the addition of more aircraft carriers and accompanying them with a fleet of support ships and destroyers, Indian Navy chief, Admiral Karambir Singh, said on Wednesday, pointing out the rapid expansion of naval power by Beijing.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
J&K police arrest JeM terrorist, 3 associates
Srinagar, April 14 (IANS) The police in J&K's Kulgam district have arrested an active Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist along with three of his associates, and recovered incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition, from their possession, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US intel skeptical of peace in Afghanistan
New Delhi/Washington, April 14 (IANS) Even as US President Joe Biden has announced that the US will completely withdraw all its forces from Afghanistan by September this year, American intelligence agencies are skeptical of the future of peace in the war-torn country.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Rise in Afghan civilian casualties: Report
Kabul, April 14 (IANS) A UN report on Wednesday showed that at least 573 civilians were killed and 1,210 others wounded in the first three months of 2021, which is a 29 per cent increase as compared to the same period last year.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Death toll up to 42 after boat capsizes off Djibouti
Addis Ababa, April 14 (IANS) The death toll in the boat capsize off Djibouti coast has climbed to 42, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Ethiopia,Defence/Security
Biden to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by Sep 11
Washington, April 14 (IANS) US President Joe Biden wants to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a senior administration official has said.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Pak introder crosses IB in J&K, held
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday apprehended a Pakistani national who crossed the International Border (IB) near R.S. Pura sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Al-Badr terror module busted by J&K Police, 5 held
Srinagar, April 13 (IANS) A module of terror outfit Al-Badr was busted in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara on Tuesday and two terrorists and three of their associates held, police said.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
NZ revises counter-terrorism laws
Wellington, April 13 (IANS) The New Zealand government introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill on Tuesday, designed to boost the country's ability to respond to a wider range of extremist activities.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Ceasefire agreements with three Naga groups extended
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Indian government on Monday decided to extend ceasefire agreements with three small Naga groups for a year more till April 2022.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Afghans call for ceasefire during Ramadan
Kabul, April 12 (IANS) Afghans from all walks of life are calling for ceasefire to be observed in Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which starts on Tuesday.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
3 terrorists killed in Kashmir encounter
Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) Three terrorists were killed in an encounter at Hadipora in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, officials said on Sunday.
2021-04-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Russian fighter intercepts US reconnaissance plane
Moscow, April 11 (IANS) A Russian MiG-31 fighter has intercepted a US reconnaissance plane above the Pacific Ocean, the Russian Defence Ministry said.
2021-04-11
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Terrorist killed in Kashmir encounter (Ld)
Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) One unidentified terrorist has been killed in an ongoing encounter in South Kashmir's Shopian district on Saturday, police said.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India, China agree to resolve outstanding issues aimed at disengagement along LAC
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) India and China have agreed to resolve the outstanding issues aimed at disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh, thereby paving the way for complete de-escalation, the Indian government said on Saturday.
2021-04-10
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Two encounters underway in south Kashmir
Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) Two back-to-back encounters have started in Kulgam and Anantnag districts of south Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
TA soldier shot dead in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 9 (IANS) A soldier of the Territorial Army (TA) was shot dead by suspected terrorists at his residence at Bijbehara in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Friday, officials said.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India, China militaries' talks for disengagement on LAC continue
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Top Indian and Chinese military officials met at Chushul on Friday to discuss the next phase of disengagement on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, and the dialogue that started at 10.30 a.m. is still on.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India, Kazakh defence ministers discuss ways to strengthen military ties
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held bilateral talks with visiting Kazakhstan's Defence Minister Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev, in which he discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral defence cooperation.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Rafale row: Sushen Gupta legal team breaks silence over alleged payments, dubs reports "baseless"
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Days after a French news portal alleged that a middleman was paid several million euros by Dassault Aviation, makers of Rafale fighter jets, businessman Sushen Mohan Gupta's legal team broke its silence and denied all the allegations as "fabricated and baseless".
2021-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
5 terrorists killed in Kashmir's Shopian district
Srinagar, April 9 (IANS) Five terrorists have been killed in an ongoing encounter between the terrorists and security forces in South Kashmir's Shopian district, police said on Friday.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US announces Freedom of Navigation Operation in Indian waters
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The US has announced that it conducted the Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) in Indian waters in the Lakshadweep Islands, leaving the Indian security establishment in a surprise leading to an assessment to ascertain if an operational exercise was actually carried out or was it just an innocent passage.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Encounter erupts in Kashmir's Pulwama district
Srinagar, April 9 (IANS) An encounter erupted between terrorists and security forces in the South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Friday, officials said.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Top Army officer visits forward locations in Arunachal
Itanagar, April 8 (IANS) The Army's Eastern Command chief, Lt Gen Anil Chauhan, has visited the units deployed in the forward locations of Arunachal Pradesh, officials said here on Thursday.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
AGuH chief trapped, 3 terrorists killed in Shopian gunfight (2nd Lead)
Srinagar, April 8 (IANS) Proscribed terror outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind's (AGuH) chief has been trapped in an ongoing encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district in which three unidentified terrorists have been killed on Thursday, officials said
2021-04-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
CoBRA commando Manhas released by Maoists, family rejoices
Raipur/Jammu, April 8 (IANS) CRPF commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, who was held captive by the Maoists in Chhattisgarh for over 100 hours after the April 3 gun battle, was released on Thursday evening, the CRPF said.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
3 terrorists killed in Shopian encounter (Ld)
Srinagar, April 8 (IANS) Three unidentified terrorists have been killed in an ongoing encounter in south Kashmir's Shopian district on Thursday, officials said.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
CRPF trooper's family celebrates news of release
Jammu, April 8 (IANS) Family members of CRPF commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas on Thursday celebrated the news of his release by Maoists.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
India, Sri Lanka to set up 'nodal points' for security challenges
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka on Friday decided to strengthen their existing cooperation mechanisms and also designate "nodal points" for timely and effective handling of existing as well as emerging security challenges.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Beating Covid blues, Army successfully holding recruitment drives in Raj
Jaipur, April 8 (IANS) Committed to its promise of providing jobs to the deserving aspirants despite the woes caused by the pandemic, the Indian Army has been successfully conducting recruitment rallies in Rajasthan following all the Covid protocols such as wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and using plastic sheets, curtain covers and PPE kits, among other measures.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Politics
CoBRA commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas released by Maoists: CRPF
Raipur, April 8 (IANS) CRPF commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, who was held captive by the Maoists in Chhattisgarh for over 100 hours after the April 3 gun battle, was released on Friday evening, the CRPF said.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Interlocutors having Maoists 'trust' being tapped to get CRPF man freed
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) As more than 100 hours have passed with CRPF commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas still in Maoist "custody", the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in close coordination with the Chhattisgarh government, has been scrutinising names of independent interlocutors whom the ultras will trust to arrange his release.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India, China to hold 11th round of talks for disengagement
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) India and China will hold 11th round of Corps Commander talks on Friday at Chushul to iron out differences for the next phase of disengagement in Eastern Ladakh.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Iran boosts uranium enrichment capacity to 16,500 SWUs
Tehran, April 8 (IANS) Iran has increased its uranium enrichment capacity to 16,500 separative work units (SWUs), Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said, official Islamic Republic News agency reported.
2021-04-08
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Politics
No assurance on my husband's safe return, says wife of abducted trooper
Jammu, April 7 (IANS) The wife of abducted Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, says that no assurance has been given by the J&K administration or the Central government on bringing back her husband safely.
2021-04-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
No assurance on my husband's safe return, says wife of abducted trooper
Jammu, April 7 (IANS) The wife of abducted Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, says that no assurance has been given by the J&K administration or the Central government on bringing back her husband safely.
2021-04-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security