Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicInsurgency

Topic: Insurgency

When T.N. Seshan praised me after ‘most difficult election in Independent India’ – Punjab 1992

In An Intent to Serve, IAS officer Tejendra Khanna writes about his career as Delhi LG, and as chief secretary of Punjab during the President’s Rule years.

Religious intolerance main driver of insurgency in Punjab of 1980s. State’s watching it again

The smuggling of arms and narcotics is an indicator that the ISI and the Khalistani terrorist organisations in Pakistan are attempting to revive insurgency.

Ajit Doval is wrong. Civil society not dangerous, we pushed back militants in Meghalaya

Ajit Doval thinks civil society is the new frontier of war. But ‘Shillong We Care’, a small group of citizens, stood up to militants and extortion.

BSF is a boon for border populations. It can do much more than just protect them

Since 1965, the BSF has not only protected India's border areas with Pakistan and Bangladesh but also helped with internal security and development.

Dimasa National Liberation Army, Assam militant group likely behind killing of 5 truck drivers

Assam Police said that suspected militants of the Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) were behind the attack on five truck drivers in the Dima Hasao district Thursday.

Insurgency in North East declined but smuggling rose in 5 years, says Assam Rifles chief

Last year, the Assam Rifles confiscated contraband worth Rs 876 crore, a 61% jump from 2019 when contraband worth Rs 544 crore was seized, Lt Gen Pradeep Chandran Nair said.

This hand-rolled Tripura tea variety just fetched ‘highest-ever’ price in state — Rs 12,500/kg

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

ULFA(I) could free abducted Quippo staffers ‘very soon’, mediator says negotiation concluded

Negotiations between ULFA(I) and Quippo for the two hostages abducted in December got over late Monday. Mediator Kaushik Phukan says there will be no payment of ransom.

What is the Karbi insurgency, its violent past & how it could impact coming Assam election

The Karbi insurgency for a separate state of Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills is in the spotlight after 1,040 insurgents surrendered to the Assam govt this week.

Tripura govt will deal with insurgents with a firm hand, says Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb

Deb's warning came after 3 construction workers were allegedly kidnapped by National Liberation Front of Tripura ultras from a tribal hamlet near the Indo-Bangla border in Dhalai.

On Camera

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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.

Defence

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.
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