Tuesday, 4 October, 2022

Topic: AFSPA

Peace in Northeast after decades allows Army to finally pull out of counter-insurgency ops

For first time since 1954, no army unit of brigade size deployed solely for counter-insurgency in region. Role now lies with Assam Rifles.

AFSPA wives’ SC petition is embarrassing for Modi govt. MoD, Army must get their act together

The MoD and the armed forces haven't gotten their act together—the delay in the sanction for prosecution shows it. It will compound into a total loss of faith.

Will make sure AFSPA goes from entire Assam, says Amit Shah in Guwahati

Several districts of the Northeast states Assam, Nagaland and Manipur were taken out of AFSPA's purview in April as part of a major BJP outreach.

In fresh Northeast outreach, Modi says govt working to remove AFSPA, launches projects in Assam

At rally in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, PM also spoke about Centre's efforts to resolve boundary disputes between states & said implementation of Karbi peace accord was going well.

Not just AFSPA, India must reboot counter-insurgency strategy & free Army from it

India’s current internal security threats and residual insurgencies in the northeast and J&K do not warrant deployment of the armed forces.

These 3 maps show all areas in Assam, Manipur & Nagaland from where AFSPA has been withdrawn

Modi govt last week withdrew AFSPA from several parts of these states due to 'improved security situation', 74% fall in militancy incidents in Northeast in 2021 compared to 2014.

‘Screamed public, but they didn’t stop’ claim Arunachal civilians injured in alleged army firing

Ramwang Wangsu & Nokphua Wangpan claim they were returning to their village from a fishing expedition when they were allegedly shot at by army personnel.

Modi govt’s order to reduce AFSPA in Assam, Manipur & Nagaland bold. Kashmir should be next

For generations, Indian discussions on counterinsurgency have been curiously amnesiac. Modi govt needs to see that the problem isn't AFSPA.

‘Northeast part of mainstream India’–– Rijiju hails Centre’s move to lift AFSPA from parts of the region

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju also hailed PM Modi for turning the "look east" policy into the "act east" policy with development works and peace initiatives going hand in hand.

Modi govt reduces areas under AFSPA in Nagaland, Manipur & Assam, 3 months after Mon incident

Reduction in areas under AFSPA is a result of ‘improved security situation’, Home Minister Amit Shah says.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.