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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.
Pope Francis, speaks during the welcoming ceremony at The National Palace in Mexico City ~ Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg

Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq alone won’t bring peace. ISIS is down, not out

A landmark of destroyed churches in Mosul formed the backdrop of the Pope’s speech. Rebuilding continues, and that’s where India must play its role.
File photo | Chinese president Xi Jinping | Wikimedia Commons

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.

Bombay HC upholds bail to alleged ISIS member Areeb Majeed on grounds of pendency of trial

Disposing of an appeal filed by NIA, the high court directed Majeed to furnish Rs 1 lakh as surety and also directed him not to leave Kalyan in Thane district, where he resides.

India calls for complete stop of support to terrorist forces in Middle East

In a statement on Security Council's open debate, India called West Asia its 'extended neighbourhood' and said it has always supported peace and stability in the region.
The two men arrested by the NIA — Ahamed Cader (L) and Irfan Nasir | Twitter | @NIA_India

NIA busts ‘Bengaluru ISIS module’, arrests 2 suspected financiers for ‘radicalising youth’

NIA says Ahamed Abdul Cader, Irfan Nasir and their associates are members of an ISIS module called Hizb-ut-Tehrir. They have been remanded in 10 days’ NIA custody.

ISIS-trained Kerala man convicted of conspiring to wage war against India, Iraq

Subahani Haja Moideen was arrested by the NIA in 2016 following a crackdown in Tamil Nadu. The quantum of his sentence will be pronounced Monday.
ISIS flag | Wikimedia

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.
Representational image for the National Investigation Agency | Photo: Twitter

NIA chargesheets 5 from Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad & Kashmir for alleged links with Islamic State

The accused have been charge-sheeted for conspiring to create disaffection against govt, promoting enmity among different religious communities & committing subversive activities.
Delhi Police with an alleged ISIS operative (Centre) after arresting him last night from central Delhi's Ridge Road area on 22 August | PTI Photo

Islamic State operative held in Delhi had planned terror strikes, says police

DCP (Special Cell) said that Mohammad Mustakeem Khan, had planned a terror strike on 15 August, which failed due to heavy security & had been in an operation for the last one year.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.