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A boy selling Taliban flags brings his ware towards a military vehicle in Kabul on 20 August 2021 | Marcus Yam | Bloomberg via Getty Images

Pakistan has a new divide-and-rule strategy for Taliban. It’s called ISIS-K

The Taliban leaders seem to be stuck between their hardliners and their moderates. Any decision will have to come at the cost of the other.
The family of Nimisha alias Fatima | Illustration: Manisha Yadav/ThePrint

Taliban back, desperate Kerala families hope couples who fled to Afghanistan for ISIS can return

ThePrint travelled across Kerala to meet families of those who joined ISIS in Afghanistan, to find some harbouring hopes of reconciliation & others resigned to never seeing them again.  
Representational image of a security man in front of an ISIS flag | Photo: AFP via Bloomberg

ISIS’ ‘Voice of Hind’ designed in Pakistan, has ‘content creators’ in Maldives, Bangladesh: NIA

The investigators initially believed that the magazine was being published and circulated from Afghanistan, until a South Kashmir link was established.
File photo of Taliban fighters | Representational image | ANI photo

Enemy of my enemy? ISIS-K violence could force West into an unlikely alliance with Taliban

ISIS-K’s bombing in Kabul was not just an attack on US forces. It was also a challenge to the Taliban, asking: ‘Where is your authority? Where is your security?’
Representational image | The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) launches a Tomahawk cruise missile on 23 September 2014 in the Arabian Gulf

US exit from Afghanistan could bring back ‘woefully inadequate’ cruise-missile diplomacy

Cruise-missile diplomacy displays a kind of toughness without the unpredictability of involving ground forces. But Biden should remember it doesn’t prevent terrorism from happening.
Representational image of a security man in front of an ISIS flag | Photo: AFP via Bloomberg

What is ISIS-K and why do they hate Taliban? Terrorism experts explain Kabul airport attack

ISIS-K sees the Afghan Taliban as its strategic rivals. It brands them as ‘filthy nationalists’.
Kabul International Airport (file photo) | Representational image | Flickr

US retaliates after Kabul airport bombing, targets IS-K ‘planner’ in drone strike

It wasn't immediately known if the ISIS-K planner was involved in Thursday's Kabul airport attack. Earlier in the day, US President Biden vowed to make terrorists 'pay' for the attack.

NIA conducts searches in Tamil Nadu over Facebook posts advocating ISIS ideology

In April, a complaint was received that a person named Abdullah had posted messages on Facebook, instigating people on religious grounds to wage war against India and establish Khilafat.
File photo | Indian Army demonstrates combat swarm drones during the Army Day Parade in New Delhi on Friday, 2021 | ANI

No US soldier was directly killed by ISIS drones. How they did it is a lesson for India

Jammu drone attack exposes a lacuna last seen in the Galwan clash – the lack of a joint assessment team.
Indian and Uzbek soldiers during the joint Army exercise, Dustlik-II, at the Foreign Training Node in Chaubatia near Ranikhet in Uttarakhand | Photo by special arrangement

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.

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Representative image | A bottle of rice bran oil | Commons

Govt’s plan to tackle edible oil price rise: Push for domestic rice bran oil production

India is witnessing record-high inflation in edible oil prices. Food Secretary says country can produce up to 18-19 lakh tonnes of rice bran oil, up from current 11 LT.

Defence

BrahMos supersonic cruise missile | Representational image| Photo: ANI

India among few countries developing hypersonic missiles, US Congressional report says

According to the report, India collaborated with Russia to develop BrahMos II and is reportedly developing an indigenous, dual-capable hypersonic cruise missile.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Aryan Khan isn’t a show to enjoy. NDPS is a weapon vengeful state could use on you or your kids

The draconian Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been handed over to people who are prone to misuse it. The story we see unfolding on our TV screens is of its blatant misuse.
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