Friday, 23 February, 2018

National Security

Abdulla Yameen

Life is normal, all citizens and foreigners safe: Maldives embassy in India

In response to ThePrint report on India mulling its options, Maldives govt assures ‘normalcy’. Says Indian govt’s concerns are ‘unfounded’.
A file photo of Naveed Jat | PTI Photo

Who is Naveed Jat, and why his escape is a blow for the security...

The Pakistani LeT man escaped after militants opened fire at a Srinagar hospital Tuesday. His arrest in 2014 had been hailed as a major breakthrough.
Ceasefire violations on LoC

Pakistan has killed the LoC ceasefire, India’s response shouldn’t be half-baked

There is enough space for us to innovate between regular pinprick-type LoC actions and a low-intensity conflict limited to J&K.
Maldives police forcibly enter the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) camp to break up celebrations of opposition supporters

Maldives descends into chaos: India weighs options, troops on standby

India closely monitoring situation, especially the safety of its citizens. Contingency plans in place for intervention; deployment possible at short notice.
Indian army

After SC rebuke, CBI registers FIRs on fake encounters in Manipur

CBI is set to probe alleged killings by the Army, the Assam Rifles, central paramilitary forces, and Manipur Police Commandos – a special state force.
Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman

Cannot disclose Rafale deal details due to secrecy pact with France: Sitharaman

Major controversy over the cost of the deal prompted questions in Parliament, but defence minister says pricing of Rafale deal cannot be shared.
Se La Pass, Arunachal Pradesh

Arun Jaitley’s Budget proposal to fund Se La tunnels likely to face Chinese objection

The lack of all-weather connectivity to Tawang has always put India at a disadvantage to China in the region; the tunnels are thus very important to the Army.

Tunnel under Se La: The pass where the Chinese smashed into India in 1962

The pass in Arunachal has a history that few military veterans want to recall, but none can dare forget. It was the site of India’s humiliation in 1962.
China's Plan Oceanographic Survey Ships Shiyan 1,2,3

Chinese Navy seems to be preparing to counter Indian submarines with Pakistani help

Satellite images accessed by ThePrint suggest Chinese Navy conducted joint exercises with its Pakistani counterpart; has increased activities around India.
The C130J aircraft (for representational purposes) | Source: Ministry of Defence

Pensions overtake modernisation, modest 7.8 % hike in defence budget

Bill for pensions zooms past Rs 1 lakh crore mark; sharp increase in fund to assist private sector
Illustration by Peali Dezine on bank privatisation

If Modi wants a real legacy, he must undo Indira Gandhi’s disastrous bank nationalisation

From Jimmy Nagarwala’s Rs 60 lakh from SBI to Nirav Modi’s Rs 11,000 crore-plus from PNB, India has a 47-year record of scams in govt banks. Why do all govts still love them?

Gujarat Elections 2017