Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: FATF

FATF review of India’s anti-money laundering regime postponed to early 2021 due to Covid

Financial Action Task Force is a global money laundering & terrorist financing watchdog that sets international standards to prevent illegal activities.

With 9 killed in Shopian encounter, total count of slain militants in J&K is 93 this year

Of the terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir this year, 77 were local recruits and 10 were foreign terrorists, according to data maintained by security forces.

How Pakistan ‘deep state’ is using coronavirus cover to fuel terrorism in Kashmir

The Pakistan 'deep state' is said to be hard at work trying to attack India as the Modi govt focuses its efforts on tackling the Covid-19 crisis.

India to push for Pakistan’s blacklisting at FATF after Handwara & Keran terror attacks

Pakistan has to work on FATF’s 27-point action plan to come out of the ‘grey list’, but India believes it is still financing terror amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

FATF’s grey list suits Pakistan’s jihadi ambitions. It only worries entering the black list

For Pakistan, the grey list is better than the black list, especially when the country’s intent is not to shut down the jihad completely, not any time soon.

India gears up for FATF audit that Pakistan has repeatedly failed since 2018

Looking to showcase its performance on convictions and property seizures, the Enforcement Directorate is preparing for FATF’s anti-money laundering audit.

Terror-funding watchdog FATF leaves Pakistan on grey list, with a warning

At the FATF plenary that concluded Friday, Pakistan was accused of failing to fully comply with its 27-point action plan aimed at curbing terror-financing.

These are the parameters on which Pakistan has failed to meet FATF targets

Pakistan hasn’t been blacklisted by the FATF, but has remained on the ‘grey list’ for failing to meet targets on various action points.

Army ready with roadmap for women officers’ permanent commission: Gen. Naravane

Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane says the process will be similar to that followed for male officers on short service commission.

Pakistan scrambles to exit FATF grey list but ‘not many takers’ for its diplomatic offensive

The plenary meet of global terror financing watchdog FATF began on 16 February and it will announce its final assessment on 21 February.

On Camera


TV news spent 15 August with jawans on LOC. And then ignored ITBP soldiers’ tragic deaths

The attack on the Kashmiri Pandit brothers got the most melodramatic coverage, with communal overtones. The death of the Dalit boy took on political hues.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.