Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicTerrorism

Topic: Terrorism

Aafia Siddiqui, Pakistani-American jihadi ‘living martyr’ for whom 57 people have been killed

The gunman who demanded Siddiqui’s release in exchange for hostages at a Texas synagogue this weekend was latest in long line of jihadi attempts to free al-Qaeda-linked neuroscientist.

Banned SFJ denies ‘propagandist’ arrested by Germany, distances itself from Ludhiana blast

It was reported Tuesday that Jaswinder Singh Multani of Sikhs for Justice was arrested in Germany for alleged involvement in Ludhiana court blast, following inputs from India.

LeT wanted to set train afire, target sleeping passengers: NIA Darbhanga blast chargesheet

The LeT operatives were acting on the directions of a Pakistan-based handler, says the chargesheet in the case of the 17 June explosion at Darbhanga station in Bihar.

Tiffin bombs, Pakistani drones with deadly payloads — alarming finds in Punjab before polls

Police says Ludhiana blast Thursday to be probed in line with series of recoveries of RDX, grenades, arms, cash in Punjab over the past year.

66 confirmed Indian-origin fighters affiliated with ISIS: US report on terrorism

The report, presented by the US State Department report, also stated that no foreign terrorist fighters were repatriated to India last year.

Terrorist groups targeting India continue to operate from Pakistan, says US report on terrorism

Report released by US State Department added that Afghan Taliban, Haqqani network (HQN), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) continued to operate from Pakistani territory.

Like it won 1971 war, India will also win war against Pakistan-induced terrorism: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday also said that the 1971 war showed that India's division in the name of religion was a "historic mistake".

Beyond controversial excerpt, Manish Tewari’s book is no-holds-barred look at UPA during 26/11

MP Manish Tewari's new book, released last week, talks about Congress-led UPA govt’s 'hesitancy in communication', and rationale behind subsequent dealings with Pakistan.

SIM cards, chats, CCTV — how police linked duo killed in Hyderpora with ‘Pakistani terrorist’

Police sources say they recovered a SIM card from suspected Pakistani terrorist killed in Hyderpora on 15 Nov. It was registered in the name of alleged Lashkar operative’s father.

India dropped the ball in Kashmir, but it can’t afford to along the LAC

For those who have been following the Kashmir and India-China developments closely, both outcomes are no surprise.

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Defence ministry’s PMA policy is protectionism. Indian-made arms need export market

The increase in momentum of 'self-reliance' projects by the defence ministry is palpable. But it can't be successful as a standalone initiative.
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Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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