Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

Topic: Counter-terrorism

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

This is what JNU students will study in new, controversial ‘counter-terrorism’ course

New JNU course on 'Counter Terrorism, Asymmetric Conflicts and Strategies for Cooperation among Major Powers' criticised for peddling RSS ideology. This is what the course includes.

‘If MIT can, why can’t we?’ — Education minister lauds JNU for ‘counter-terrorism’ course

During a virtual meeting with central universities’ V-Cs, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan refers to student protests across campuses and calls for maintaining teaching-learning process.

Don’t run down JNU counter-terrorism course as ‘communal’. Indian engineers need it

Perpetrators of terrorism are sometimes ahead of their targets in the use of technology. This calls for greater coordination to put in place a collective solution.

JNU clears course that calls ‘jihadi terrorism’ only form of ‘fundamentalist-religious terror’

The course titled 'Counter Terrorism, Asymmetric Conflicts and Strategies for Cooperation among Major Powers' was being opposed by students union and teachers association for the past few days.

Amid growing ISIS concern in Uzbekistan, Indian & Uzbek Army conduct counter-terrorism drill

India is keen to establish stronger ties with Central Asian countries where China has an increasing presence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited Uzbekistan twice.

India-Pakistan ceasefire pact won’t affect counter-terrorism operations in J&K, says Army

Lt Gen Y K Joshi said the northern command, which looks after J&K's security, remained on highest alert and achieved the impossible in the face of challenging situations along the borders.

Short gun-fights, less stone-pelting — Kashmir counter-terror ops changing, says Army officer

Major General Rashim Bali says their first aim is to ensure there is no collateral damage & next is to ensure that the option of surrender is given to youth who have joined terror groups.

Countering terror will be the focus in India’s eighth stint as UNSC non-permanent member

The MEA also brought up the need for UN reforms in a media briefing held after India’s appointment as a member of the security council.

Modi announces $450 million line of credit to Sri Lanka after meeting President Rajapaksa

PM Modi called his talks with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa 'fruitful', and also extended a $50 million fund to the island country to fight terrorism.

On Camera


Currently, India provides pensions for the elderly on the basis of the National Pensions Scheme | Representative Image | Wikimedia Commons

Giving up on NPS a tragedy for state govts. DB pensions are ad hoc, delay fiscal stress

Several of the problems of the National Pensions Scheme can be easily remedied. The solution to fiscal stress isn't going back two decades ago.
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.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

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.