Friday, 23 February, 2018

National Security

Interlocutor’s first day in Valley a ‘no-show’, but hopes afloat

New interlocutor at crucial stage of ULFA peace talks baffles security experts

Kashmir peace negotiator Dineshwar Sharma relieved of Northeast duty; former top R&AW officer to handle talks with ULFA and 2 Manipur rebel outfits.
Police personnel inspect a burnt truck

Rapes, murders and riots: Faith in Khattar’s Haryana hits rock bottom

Faith in Haryana police is at rock bottom, and fingers are being pointed at greenhorn Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who also holds the home portfolio.

ISIS threat to Phillippines President Duterte on Republic Day worries Indian agencies

Ten heads of state are set to attend the celebrations in New Delhi, including Rodrigo Duterte, and agencies are scrambling to bolster security.
Narendra Modi and N.N Vohra

Parliamentary oversight of RAW is not a nefarious thing: N.N. Vohra

J&K Governor and veteran bureaucrat says somewhere down the line, the security establishment will have to trust the politicians.
Co-founder of Indian Mujahideen Abdul Subhan Qureshi arrested

The Mumbai techie who became India’s Osama Bin Laden, arrested

Qureshi, co-founder of the Indian Mujahideen, was arrested by the Delhi Police Saturday. He had been underground since masterminding the 2008 Ahmedabad blasts.

India needs a national security policy to tackle rising threats: J&K Governor NN Vohra

Delivering the 12th R. N. Kao memorial lecture in New Delhi, Vohra stressed on India's need for a holistic national security policy as well as ministry.
A Chinese soldier on a mountain

China’s troop buildup in Doklam means India can’t protect Bhutan

The Chinese buildup at Doklam signifies that encroachment and road-building will accelerate, and India cannot protect Bhutan, because it doesn’t have a plan
Nirmala Sitharaman | Official FB page

Two ministers appoint different officers as defence ministry spokesperson on same day

Confusion after Sitharaman appoints Defence Accounts Service officer Rajashekar, Irani picks Information Service officer Pandey on the same day.

Before PM & Defence Minister skipped Army Day, jr minister had been heckled by...

MoS Defence Subhash Bhamre was surrounded and subjected to sloganeering, souring the mood in the government a day before Army Day.

New trouble for India: China occupies North Doklam, with armoured vehicles & 7 helipads

New visuals show PLA deployment is metres away from last year’s face-off point; Indian Army chief Rawat has admitted north Doklam is occupied.
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?

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