Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: jammu

How ‘overcrowding’, no contingency & chaos after scuffle led to Vaishno Devi shrine stampede

Eyewitnesses as well as vendors on the 13-km route said the new year’s rush resulted in a much bigger crowd than the 35,000 people who were anticipated. J&K DGP says scuffle triggered stampede.

Flash floods in Himachal and Jammu, 71 dead due to lightning strikes including 42 in UP

In Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala, flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept away cars and two buildings, and resulted in closure of the Kangra airport at Gaggal.

IAF plans to buy 10 anti-drone systems from Indian vendors after Jammu air base attack

The systems are intended to ‘detect, track, identify, designate and neutralize’ hostile drones, and a Laser-DEW is essentially required as a ‘kill option’.

Days after Jammu drone attack, PM Modi holds meeting with Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Ajit Doval

According to sources, discussion on emerging security threats and 'futuristic challenges' took place during the meeting.

Use of weaponised drones for terrorism global security concern, says India at UNGA

The statement comes days after two explosives-laden drones crashed into the IAF station at Jammu airport and another drone attack was foiled at the Ratnuchak-Kaluchak station.

We were shocked, woke up to deafening sounds of explosions — residents on Jammu drone attack

Two 'low-intensity explosions' were reported Sunday by the Indian Air Force in Jammu, one of which caused minor damage to the roof of a building while the other exploded in an open area.

Jammu drone attack, a first in India, signals new terror challenge. NIA could take over probe

One of the two IEDs fell on an administrative building close to the helicopter hangar and exploded, causing a hole in the roof. The other fell in an open area.

Drones used to drop bombs on IAF station in Jammu, first of its kind attack in India

Two IAF personnel sustained 'very minor' injuries. While no fighters are based at the Jammu technical airport, the base has helicopters like Mi17 and transport aircraft.

Two militants killed in encounter in J&K’s Srinagar district

A search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire at the security forces in the Khonmoh area, on the outskirts of Srinagar.

Pakistan drones enter Indian airspace in Jammu, return after BSF fire

The 2 drones, spotted hovering in Jabbowal and Vikram border outpost areas in Arnia Saturday morning, returned to the Pakistani side after the alert BSF personnel fired on them.

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.


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.