Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Jaish-e-Mohammed

JeM commander Sajjad Afghani killed in encounter in J&K’s Shopian district

One of Kashmir's most-wanted militants, Afghani was killed in a fresh exchange of fire with security forces after an anti-militancy operation was launched Saturday, police said.

Communication blackout, offensive along Kashmir LoC — why Jammu is seeing militancy spike

According to police data, J&K arrested 25 individuals accused of serving as OGWs to various militant outfits, in 2020 — over double the figure each year between 2015 and 2019.

4 suspected JeM terrorists killed, 2 policemen injured in encounter on J&K highway

The encounter started after the vehicle of the terrorists was intercepted by security forces personnel near a toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

Terror recruitment in Kashmir ‘very high’, Al Badr active again as Pakistan revives outfit

According to official statistics, 131 Kashmiri youngsters have joined terror groups this year as against 117 last year. Local recruitment figures stood at 214 in 2018 and 128 in 2017.

Be a suicide bomber — reward Jaish offered J&K man who identified Pulwama convoy as target 

Pakistan-based leadership of JeM wanted to reward Shakir Bashir as they were ‘impressed’ with the successful execution of Pulwama attack, audio notes accessed by NIA suggest. 

Afghanistan training, help from 12 Kashmiris, RDX from Pakistan — how Pulwama was ‘planned’

NIA charge sheet says Pulwama attack ‘brought on record all-out involvement of Pakistan-based entities to carry out terrorist strikes in India and to incite and provoke Kashmiri youth’.

What Omar Saeed Sheikh’s acquittal in the Daniel Pearl beheading case mean for India

In episode 435 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta analyses the 47-year-old terrorist's life & his role in WSJ journalist Daniel Pearl's murder.

How the world, especially India, should read JeM’s celebration of US-Taliban peace deal

An article in Jaish-e-Mohammed journal ‘Medina Medina’ gives a sense of how the organisation is trying to survive. But its two crucial takeaways are in Indian context.

JeM’s self-styled Kashmir chief Qari Yasir among 3 terrorists killed in encounter

Qari Yasir was involved in last year's Pulwama attack which claimed 40 CRPF personnels.

Pakistan-based Jaish plotting to kill 5 in Kashmir, including 2 security forces officers

Intelligence inputs say Jaish-e-Mohammed has been monitoring the 5 individuals since September, and terrorists held a meeting in December to discuss the plot.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.