Border disputes in the northeast are usually associated with China’s claim on Arunachal Pradesh and alleged intrusion by Chinese soldiers. The 1,643-km border with Myanmar along Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram often has more to do with smuggling of drugs, gold and wildlife body parts, as well as raids by the northeastern extremist groups … Continued
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Alleged IS operative arrested for terror plot in Delhi. What kind of presence does the outfit have? On Wednesday, The Indian Express reported that in September 2017, Indian intelligence agents had arrested an Islamic State operative, who is an Afghan national, ahead of a planned plot to bomb New Delhi. The arrest throws the spotlight … Continued
Statue of Equality The Statue of Equality is an upcoming project dedicated to the 11th century Vaishnavaite Saint Bhagavad Ramanuja, commemorating 1000 years since his birth. Ramanuja was an icon treating every one as equal before God and was the first to allow the downtrodden to enter temples. Taking his inspiration this project was … Continued
Protests in Shillong The spark for the week-long incidents of violence in downtown Shillong was a lie spread through WhatsApp, the ubiquitous messaging platform that has increasingly become an unfiltered medium for hate and rumour-mongering. A scuffle between members of the Mazhabi Sikh community, long-time settlers in the Punjabi Lane area of the city, and … Continued
Chhattisgarh’s new Bastariya Battalion evokes memories of disbanded force, and of concerns associated with it. But CRPF says these personnel have been trained far better, will give the force a clear human edge What is the Bastariya Battalion? Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh attended the passing-out parade of a … Continued
Disaster Risk Reduction Database The two-day national workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database successfully concluded, setting the stage for creation of a national-level disaster database. Developing this integrated database with locally obtained and validated data is crucial for tracking our risks and progress towards resilience without which India will not be able … Continued
India has joined the US and China as one of the world’s five biggest military spenders, reflecting geopolitical tensions as well as the country’s reliance on imported weapons and sprawling personnel costs. Present level of defence spending New Delhi’s defense spending rose by 5.5% to $63.9 billion in 2017 and has now passed France, the … Continued
Tamper-proof lock, hologram tags among features From January 1, 2019, all classes of motor vehicles will come fitted with tamper-proof High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) that have a host of in-built security features. They are expected to offer increased protection against theft. The HSRP was made mandatory in some States 13 years ago but failed … Continued
Naxalism was once called by the government as the biggest internal security threat faced by the country. However, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Maoist influence has been gradually shrinking. In figures released on Monday, the MHA, which recently redrew the red corridor, brought down the number of districts affected with Naxal violence … Continued
Policy to contain LWE (Naxalites) The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has been implementing the ‘National Policy and Action Plan’ since 2015 to combat Left Wing Extremism (LWE). This envisages a multi-pronged strategy involving security and development related measures. The significant features of the new policy were zero tolerance towards violence coupled with a … Continued