Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Kashmir

Two army jawans killed in encounter in J-K’s Poonch

Riflemen Vikram Singh Negi and Yogambar Singh were injured during the encounter in Poonch district's Nar Khas forest and later succumbed to their injuries.

Forces identify 6 LeT militants behind Kashmir minority killings, focus on busting terror network

Multiple agencies, including officers from Delhi, are involved in the operation and the idea is to unearth the entire network behind the terror module.

Look closer, Kashmir and Afghanistan attacks on minorities are copycat strategies

A gurudwara attacked in Kabul, a Pandit killed in Kashmir – all these are not the work of ‘free radicals’. They are tragedy replicated.

‘Terror veteran Chhota Walid masterminded’ Kashmir minority killings, forces on lookout

Pakistani terrorist nicknamed Chhota Walid is said to have had at least two stints in Kashmir. He infiltrated into India around 20 days back, according to security agencies.

Why Lakhimpur Kheri to Kashmir via Punjab is the road India cannot risk taking

Key to handling troubles in Kashmir is Punjab at peace. 30 years back, familiar & evil outside forces were given an opening to set fire to both. India can’t let this happen again.

Kashmiri Pandit chemist who stayed back in ’90s shot dead by terrorists in Srinagar

In the last four days, five civilians have been gunned down in the Valley. Police say they have set out search parties to nab the terrorists.

‘World’s biggest destabilising force’ — India slams Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue at UN

Exercising its ‘Right of Reply’, India accused Pakistan of being the ‘epicentre’ of global terrorism and called upon the neighbour to vacate all areas under its illegal occupation.

Two civilians shot dead in separate militant attacks in J&K

A resident of Chattabal was shot dead by militants Saturday. Another civilian from Batamaloo area was shot at in a separate militant attack and succumbed to injuries Sunday.

Book on Kashmir puts author’s father, an ex-RAW official, in spotlight

Twitter posts question 'ethical obligation' of Saiba Varma who recently released a book on Kashmir, note that she should have disclosed her father worked with RAW in the Valley.

Afghanistan is the new epicentre for extended India–Pakistan rivalry, after Kashmir

In 'Quest for a Stable Afghanistan’ author Sujeet Sarkar details the circumstances leading up to the Taliban's takeover of Afghan land.

On Camera


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.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

According to China's official data, its exports to India reached $97.52 billion in 2021, while total two-way bilateral trade touched $125.66 billion.


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.