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7 Indian Navy teams start flood rescue in Maharashtra
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The Western Naval Command, Mumbai has mobilised flood rescue teams and helicopters to provide assistance to the state for rescuing those marooned in flood-hit areas of Raigad and Ratnagiri, defence officials said here on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US launches airstrikes to support Afghan forces: Pentagon
Washington, July 23 (IANS) The US military in the past few days conducted airstrikes in Afghanistan to support the war-torn country's security forces, the Pentagon said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
2 terrorists killed in Sopore encounter
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) Two terrorists have been killed in an ongoing encounter between terrorists and security at Warpora area of Sopore in North Kashmir's Baramulla district, officials said on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Terrorist killed in Sopore encounter
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) One terrorist has been killed in an ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces at Warpora area of Sopore in North Kashmir's Baramulla district, officials said on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Encounter breaks out at J&K's Sopore
Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Sopore town in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Thursday evening, officials said.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
23 Bodo militants, including top leaders, surrender in Assam
Guwahati, July 22 (IANS) Twenty-three militants of National Liberation Front of Bodoland (NLFB) led by their chief and other top leaders surrendered in Assam on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India, China to soon hold military talks to resolve border issues
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) India and China will soon hold the 12th round of Corps Commander level talks at Chushul to iron out the agreement for the next phase of disengagement in Eastern Ladakh.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
All the allegations, all the finger-pointing should be at the customer: Pegasus spyware seller
London, July 22 (IANS) The maker of the powerful spy software allegedly used to hack the phones of various people around the globe says blaming the company is like "criticising a car manufacturer when a drunk driver crashes", the BBC reported.
2021-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Security beefed up in Madurai for RSS chief's four-day visit
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Security in Madurai town and its surrounding areas has been beefed up for the four-day visit of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to the city. The RSS leader has reached Madurai and will be staying at Sai Nagar for four days till Monday.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Indian, UK navies hold 2-day maritime drill in Bay of Bengal
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Indian Navy and the Royal Navy of United Kingdom carried out a two-day maritime drill in the Bay of Bengal starting Wednesday to augment interoperability and adaptability in the ever-changing security scenarios.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Youth held in Bihar for alleged terror links
Patna, July 22 (IANS) A 20-year-old youth was arrested on Thursday during a raid in Bihar's Saran district for alleged terror links in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Chinese men start arming themselves at CPEC project sites in Pak
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With the Taliban beginning to wield its influence in Pakistan, Chinese workers have started arming in order to protect themselves while carrying out maintenance works at various China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in Pakistan, intelligence agencies stated.
2021-07-22
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Taliban has gained strategic momentum: Top US Gen (Ld)
Washington/New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Taliban now controls a total of 212, or roughly half of Afghanistan's 419 district centres, a top US General said, adding that the insurgents appear to have gained "strategic momentum" since the withdrawal of American troops.
2021-07-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
France orders series of investigations into Pegasus data
Paris, July 22 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered multiple investigations to be carried out after his phone number, as well as those of his former Prime Minister and the majority of his 20-strong Cabinet, appeared in the leaked database at the heart of the Pegasus Project, The Guardian reported.
2021-07-22
Category: International, France,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Spotlight on spyware firm NSO's ties to Israeli state
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Pegasus project has turned the spotlight on spyware firm NSO Groups ties to Israeli state, The Guardian reported.
2021-07-21
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Defence/Security
Israeli Defence Ministry studying investigation into NSO Group
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Israeli Defence Ministry is studying the investigation into NSO Group, Defence Minister Benny Gantz said Tuesday after it was revealed that the Israeli cyber company has been selling spyware to foreign governments to target journalists and activists, Jerusalem Post reported.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
India successfully flight-tests new generation Akash Missile
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) India on Wednesday successfully flight-tested the new generation surface-to-air missile Akash Missile (Akash-NG) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the Odisha coast.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
India successfully flight-tests man-portable anti-tank guided missile
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) India successfully flight-tested its indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget man-portable anti-tank guided missile (MPATGM) on Wednesday.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
India, Pakistan armies share sweets at Line of Control on Eid
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) On the occasion of Eid, India and Pakistan armies held a flag meeting and exchanged sweets at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Talisman Sabre 2021 war games emit multiple signals to China in Indo-Pacific theatre
new Delhi, July 21: The Indo-Pacific region, currently the world's favourite hot spot owing to simmering geo-political tensions is witnessing fervent activity in Australian waters. The US and Australia are furiously conducting the Talisman Sabre military exercises with the forces of Japan, the UK, Canada, South Korea and New Zealand. Observer nations include India, Indonesia, Germany and France.
2021-07-21
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Red Fort to be shut from July 21 till I-Day: ASI
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Delhi's iconic Red Fort will be shut for the public from July 21 till Independence Day celebrations on August 15 are over, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) said on Tuesday.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Afghan Prez warns Taliban on links with LeT, Jaish, Al-Qaeda
Kabul, July 20 (IANS) Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has asked the Taliban whether they want foreign fighters like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Al-Qaeda to turn Afghanistan into a battleground for "foreign terrorist", Pajhwok News reported.
2021-07-20
Category: International, Israel,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
IAF's Sarang team to take part in MAKS air show in Russia
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force's Sarang helicopter display team is all set to perform for the first time at the MAKS international air show in Russia.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Defence ministry issues tender under Strategic Partnership Model for 6 subs
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) In a big boost for the Indian Navy's submarine fleet, the defence ministry issued a Request of Proposal (RFP) on Tuesday for the first acquisition programme under the Strategic Partnership Model for construction of six AIP fitted conventional submarines named Project 75 (India).
2021-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Assam DIGP suspended for 'numerous' foreign trips sans permission
Guwahati, July 20 (IANS) The Assam government on Tuesday suspended a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) for his 'numerous' foreign visits since 2011 without obtaining prior permission from the government, officials said.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security
Rockets land near Afghan prez palace during Eid prayers (Ld)
Kabul, July 20 (IANS) Three rockets landed near the Afghan Presidential Palace, also known as the Arg, on Tuesday during Eid prayers which was attended by President Ashraf Ghani and other politicians and officials.
2021-07-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
US, with allies, finally accuses China publicly of massive global hack
New York, July 19 (IANS) US President Joe Biden's administration finally came out publicly on Monday against China's involvement in cybercrimes accusing it of running a massive global operation of "state-sponsored activities" causing billions of dollars of losses to victims.
2021-07-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Technology
Signed 102 contracts with local vendors in last 3 years: MoD
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Defence Ministry has signed 102 contracts with local vendors for capital procurement of defence equipment such as aircraft, missiles, tanks, bullet proof jackets, guns, navy vessels, radars, networks and others in last three years, Parliament was told on Monday.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
UP, TN defence corridors get Rs 3,342 cr investment so far: Govt
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The two Defence Industrial Corridors in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have received investment of around Rs 3,342 crore from public as well private sector companies, Parliament was told on Monday.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Defence Ministry to undergo restructuring of 57K posts: Govt
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Defence Ministry is to undergo redeployment or restructuring of around 57,000 posts, both military and civilian, as per Committee of Experts (CoE) recommendations, Parliament was told on Monday.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
NIA searches in Telangana in Dummugedam explosives case
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday conducted searches at nine locations in Telangana in connection with the Dummugedam explosives case of Maoists.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
US, key allies squarely blame China for recent cyber attacks
Washington, July 19 (IANS) For the first time, the US and its key allies, including the European Union, the UK and NATO, have accused the Chinese government of hiring cybercriminals on contract and attacking tech giants' networks and federal agencies in the West.
2021-07-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Technology
Defence proposals of Rs 2.15 lakh cr for domestic industry: Govt
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Defence Ministry has accorded approval to 119 defence proposals, worth Rs 2,15,690 crore approximately, under the various categories of capital acquisition, in last three years to promote domestic manufacturing under the Make in India programme, Parliament was told on Monday.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Safeguarding OFB employees' interests post corporatisation: Govt
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) As defence employee bodies reject its decision to corporatise the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), the government has ensured safeguarding the interests of the OFB employees post the move, the Parliament was told on Monday.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
J&K police busts LeT terror module, 5 arrested
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) The Jammu & Kashmir Police busted a terror module of proscribed terror outfit LeT in central Kashmir's Budgam district by arresting a local terrorist along with four associates, and incriminating materials including arms and ammunition have been recovered from their possession.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Security at borders, Red Fort area tighetened ahead of I-Day: Delhi Police
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Security has been beefed up in the national capital, including near its three borders in Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur, in view of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament that commenced on Monday and the Independence Dat next month, the Delhi Police said.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Afghan forces recapture district in Samangan province
Kabul, July 19 (IANS) Afghan forces regained control of Dara-e-Suf Bala district in Samangan province, forcing the Taliban militants to flee, a police spokesman said on Monday.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Top LeT commander among 2 terrorists killed in Shopian encounter
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) Top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist commander was among two terrorists killed during an encounter between terrorists and security forces at Check Sadiq area in South Kashmir's Shopian district, officials said on Monday.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
2 terrorists killed in Shopian encounter
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) Two terrorists have been killed in an ongoing encounter between militants and security forces at Check Sadiq area of South Kashmir's Shopian district, officials said.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Terrorist killed in Shopian encounter, gunfight on
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) One terrorist has been killed in an ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces at Check Sadiq area of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Sunday night, officials said.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pegasus Tapes: Explosive details emerge on massive snooping by governments
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Human rights activists, journalists, and lawyers across the world have been targeted by authoritarian governments using hacking software sold by the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, according to an investigation into a massive data leak, the Guardian reported.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Phone numbers of over 40 Indian journalists on leaked list of potential surveillance targets
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Pegasus snoop list has 40 Indian journalists and forensic tests confirm presence of Pegasus spyware on some devices, The Wire reported.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Defence/Security
Encounter breaks out in J&K's Shopian
Srinagar, July 18 (IANS) A gunfight between terrorists and security broke out in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Sunday evening, officials said.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
In rare criticism, Grand Ayatollah warns Iran not to trust the Taliban
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) One of Iran's most senior clerics has cautioned the Iranian government not to trust a "terrorist" group "whose evil and murderous nature is no secret to the world".
2021-07-18
Category: International, India,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
How current snooping rules are different from 2009 order (IANS Analysis)
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The NDA-II government's December 20, 2018 decision to give powers to 10 central agencies to snoop on "any" computer they want, had created widespread furore - for it had some key differences from the order issued by the then UPA government in 2009.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
White collar syndicate identifying targets for terrorists busted in J&K
Srinagar, July 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir police said on Sunday that it has busted a white collar militant syndicate that would threaten political leaders, government officials, social activists and journalists thereby identifying targets for various terrorist groups.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security
Culprits behind terror, intimidation website arrested in Kashmir
Srinagar, July 17 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, Jammu & Kashmir Police has discovered and arrested the culprits secretly working behind the blog site - kashmirfight.wordpress.com.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Indian Navy begins induction of Seahawk helicopters to increase fire power in Indo-Pacific
New Delhi, July 17: In yet another move to increase fire power in the Indo-Pacific region, the Indian Navy has inducted two US-made Sehawk multirole helicopters--as part of a 24-chopper deal. The two helicopters were inducted in the navy during a ceremony at San Diego on Friday.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India to get indigenous anti-drone technology soon: Amit Shah
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and other agencies are working together to develop an indigenous counter-drone technology which will be available soon, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Border dispute with China to rock Parliament
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The border dispute with China will be discussed in both the Houses during the monsoon session of Parliament starting from July 19 as opposition parties are to demand the government's status report over the issue.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics