Tuesday, 26 September, 2017

National Security

The NIA says the President of the J&K Bar Association Mian Abdul Qayoom may have a degree that isn't authentic

Terror funding case: NIA suspects top J&K lawyer’s LLB degree is fake

'Intelligence inputs' suggest that Mian Abdul Qayoom is practising in high court without a valid degree, with support from separatists.
The special cell of the Delhi Police claims to have arrested an al-Qaeda operative, who was allegedly planning to recruit over a dozen youths

‘Al-Qaeda operative’ who was planning to recruit Rohingya youths held in Delhi

The alleged operative identified as Samiun Rahman was planning to recruit Rohingya Muslims from near Bangladesh border
Seventeen soldiers were killed during the Uri attack when terrorists attacked an Army base.

Lesson from Uri attack, a year on: Avoid fortress mentality

There are no new lessons to be learnt from the Uri attack, it is now a question of implementation and resources being allocated. 
Arjan Singh was the only five-star officer in the history of the Indian Air Force

“Fly in peace, Sir!” A tribute to Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan...

Arjan Singh had an imposing personality, coupled with a genial and relaxed demeanour toward both juniors and colleagues. How do you write about a legend who almost scored a century – not in runs,...

Indian submarine INS Sindhuraj reaches Russia to extend its life

The INS Sindhuraj - a Kilo class submarine has reached Russia after a long journey to be refitted and upgraded.
China deploying more spy ships to snoop on adversaries

Snooping dragon: China building another spy ship to keep tabs on adversaries

Chinese spy ships collect data on Japanese, Indian, Australian and US navies – six are in service, one is undergoing trials and one is being built. China has made vast progress in the field of...
Hafiz Saeed-backed independent candidate in fray for bypoll on Nawaz Sharif's seat in Lahore

Terror shadow on Lahore bypoll: Hafiz Saeed’s man in fray for NA-120 seat

The byelection will be held on 17 September to elect disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s replacement in Pakistan’s National Assembly. For anyone interested in the politics of the subcontinent, the bypoll for Lahore's NA-120...

Ban Kerala’s PFI for ‘role in acts of terror’: NIA tells home ministry

NIA has alleged PFI was involved in murder, terror attack plots and forced conversions
The Indian Navy's five-year acquisition plan would double the defence budget

Defence ministry blocks Navy’s ‘unrealistic’ five-year acquisition plan

The plan has been sent back for pruning, because it would double India’s defence budget. Top Navy officials meet new minister Sitharaman to brief her. An elaborate plan drawn up by the Indian Navy to...
US deploys missile defence system at South Korean golf course

Facing North Korea threat, US deploys missile defence system in S Korea

The US THAAD system’s missiles have a range of 200 km and can reach a height of 150 km to destroy incoming missiles from an adversary like North Korea.

Opinion

A picture of TN Ninan, chairman of Business Standard Private Limited

Failure in the good times

Since Mr Modi and his team expect to win the 2019 elections, the groundwork for improved performance in their second term should be done now.

National Interest

The notion that young Indians leading liberated lives are asking for trouble needs revisiting after the Punjab & Haryana HC bail order in a gangrape case.

Anyone here been raped and likes sex?

And smokes, drinks and has condoms in her room? Notion that young Indians leading liberated lives are asking for trouble needs revisiting.

Talk Point

Security agencies resort to internet shutdowns to control violent protests, but is this really a solution?

Talk Point: Are internet shutdowns the best way to restore peace during violent protests?

There were 42 times security agencies resorted to internet shutdowns this year to control volatile conditions in eleven states. Is this the only way to restore peace during violent protests?