Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: al-Qaeda

UP Police arrests 3 terrorists of Al Qaeda-linked group

Earlier on July 11, the UP ATS had arrested Minhaz Ahmed and Musheeruddin, and the three recent arrests were linked to them in a plan to unleash terror activities before 15 August.

‘Two terrorists of al Qaeda-linked group’ arrested in Lucknow, explosives seized, says UP ATS

Police say Minhaz Ahmed and Maseeruddin, both residents of the city, were planning to 'unleash terror activities on Independence Day in the state'.

Al Qaeda leader Aiman al-Zawahiri probably alive near Pak-Afghan border: UN report

The Al Qaeda chief is believed to be located somewhere in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Previous reports of his death due to ill health have not been confirmed.

Chinese spies in Afghanistan tells a lot about Beijing’s counterterrorism approach

A car bomb attack in October 2013 at Tiananmen Square arguably laid the groundwork for Beijing’s decision to ethnically re-engineer the Xinjiang province.

NIA chargesheets 11 al-Qaeda members operating from West Bengal, Kerala in conspiracy case

The members of this module were in advanced stage of conspiracy to execute terrorist attacks in different parts of the country, an NIA official said.

Mike Pompeo confirms death of al-Qaeda’s No. 2 in Tehran last year

Pompeo didn’t say who was responsible for the assassination of Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, also known as Abu Muhammad al-Masri, who was on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list.

Pakistan’s allegations at UN are laughable but India can’t take them lightly

Although Pakistan's allegations are hardly new, India's police forces need to be a little more circumspect now about tagging 'Islamic State' onto every troublemaker.

NIA arrests al Qaeda conspirator from West Bengal for planning attacks in India

So far, 11 accused have been arrested in connection with the case linked to plans of carrying out terrorist activities at different locations across India.

Delhi court sends 6 al Qaeda members, arrested from Bengal & Kerala, to NIA custody

The agency said that the arrested men were radicalised by Pakistan-based al Qaeda terrorists on social media & motivated to launch attacks at multiple locations, including NCR.

Why fewer Indians have joined ISIS

Counter-terrorism and security experts need to be aware of inhibiting factors that protect the Indian society from the menace of transnational terrorism.

On Camera


Attendees pose for a group photo at the 48th G7 Summit on 26 June | PTI

G7 infra plan a lifeline developing nations can’t ignore but first crack this code, like BRI

Silk roads are getting bumpier but Beijing will maximise its pursuit of global leadership as long as it perceives that Washington seeks to deny it any.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.