Friday, 19 October, 2018

Security

Youtube

Extremists are junking YouTube to pick Google Drive & Dropbox as propaganda portals

Once uploaded, links to this content are disseminated on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram Messenger.
Indian Army

Indian Army set to push through with General Bipin Rawat’s reforms for a leaner force

Indian Army sources said there was no opposition to the proposals made by the chief at the ongoing commanders’ conference, just differences of opinion.
A Rafale fighter jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA | SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Picking Reliance as partner was our choice, Dassault says again after new Rafale row

Was Dassault forced to pick Reliance or just an offset partner in India, is the question that’s triggered a new Rafale controversy.
Ayni airbase

India renews interest in running its first foreign military base in Tajikistan

A military base in Ayni could give New Delhi a significant strategic edge over Islamabad as it would effectively put India behind Pakistani lines.
an AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force | Commons

Untold heroism story: How IAF stayed up on eve of Air Force Day to save journalist’s life

IAF, Indian Army and their two topmost officers went way beyond the call of duty to ensure safe passage for an injured colleague in 1997.
BJP tweets F-16 image on Air Force Day

BJP leaders, Naidu’s office send out Air Force Day greetings with jets India doesn’t have

Union minister Piyush Goyal and V-P Venkaiah Naidu’s secretariat used images of Lockheed Martin’s F-16, an aircraft the Indian Air Force has never possessed.
Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army

China has quietly altered its boundary with Bhutan after Doklam stand-off with India

Through last winter, Chinese activity on the Doklam Plateau has ensured that India’s boundary with Bhutan is now the de facto boundary with China

Busting some fantastic claims about S-400 – India’s latest military acquisition

Every system has shortcomings and so does the Russian S-400. ThePrint analyses some of the claims. New Delhi: The India-Russia S-400 surface-to-air missile ...

India’s S-400 advantage: IAF in Delhi can shoot down Pakistani missile near Amritsar

Modi and Putin sign $5.4 billion deal for S-400 missile defence system that is expected to partly compensate for India's fast-depleting fighter force level.
Chinese Soldiers Patrol In Tibet

China learns lessons from Doklam, changes logistics & supply systems in Tibet

The PLA is now trying to modernise its theatre-level distribution and integrate it with the supply chain. On-ground trials have been conducted
Potted cannabis plants | Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

High time India, the land of bhang, legalises marijuana

Regulation allows cannabis buyers to know what they’re consuming and moderate their intake, in the same way that a drinker can distinguish and choose between a whiskey and a beer.
Ajit Doval

The new Doval Durbar reduces India’s layered security system to a top-down Caliphate

Ajit Doval is now India’s all-powerful security boss. But this concentration of power disrupts our layered security system.