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Centre approves changes in Cantonment Act
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) From changing building bye-laws to increasing floor area ratio (FAR) near and in cantonment areas, the Centre has agreed to make changes in the existing rules and regulations on Indian Army lands for "modernisation and democratisation", sources said on Wednesday. The Army, however, has expressed displeasure over the government approving the changes, sources said.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
IAF Chief R K S Bhadauria to visit Oman
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria will visit Oman to witness the ongoing joint air exercise between India and Oman, defence ministry officials said here on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Killers of Hindu leader Kamlesh Tiwari arrested in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, Oct 22 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in the murder case of former Hindu Mahasabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari, the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad on Tuesday said that it has arrested the two main accused from while they were trying to enter the state from Rajasthan.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Post 370: Govt identifies over 500 URLs generated by ISI's Cyber Jehadis
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) As "cyber jehadis" of Pakistan's spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), exploit various social media platforms (SMPs) to foment trouble in Jammu & Kashmir and other parts of India, the government has identified over 500 URL (Uniform Resource Locator), and accounts on SMPs to be blocked. The ISI has also hired social media influencers in Middle East and Europe to generate trending hashtags on Twitter with an intent to malign India's image.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Turkish airstrikes kill two PKK officials
Baghdad, Oct 22 (IANS) Turkish airstrikes on Tuesday killed two senior officials of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Azmar mountain in Slemani governorate region.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Defence/Security
Navy capable of thwarting threat from enemy: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Indian Navy is capable of thwarting any threat from enemy countries and has taken various steps to ensure that 26/11 type terror incidents never happen again, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Army carries out integrated fire power exercise in desert
Jaipur, Oct 21 (IANS) The Indian Army on Monday carried out a fire power exercise in the desert sector showcasing its capabilities, proficiency and operational preparedness, officials said.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
Siachen thrown open to tourists 35 years after Operation Meghdoot
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) About 35 years after it was closed down for civilians, Siachen Glacier, the world's highest battlefield, was on Monday declared open for tourists by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in a major decision ahead of the creation of the Union Territory of Ladakh where the region is located.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
No let-up in HAL strike as stand-off continues
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) The indefinite strike by the workers of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) for wage revision continued on the 8th day, with the trade unions and management hardening their positions, an official said on Monday.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Army foils infiltration bid by 100 Pak terrorists
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Indian Army on Sunday foiled infiltration attempts in Jammu and Kashmir by around 100 terrorists holed up at six launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, just around eight kilometres from the Line of Control, losing three lives - two armymen and a civilian, sources said on Monday.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Major construction work on 61 border roads complete: BRO
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) More than two-thirds of the work on construction of 61 roads to connect remote areas on India's eastern border with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is complete, sources in the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) said in New Delhi on Monday.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Surprise emergency drill held at 'nuclear island' Kalpakkam
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) More than 8,000 persons were involved in a surprise exercise for checking the emergency preparedness of the atomic power units in Kalpakkam on Monday, an official statement said.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Indian forces capable of thwarting all threats: Minister
Guwahati, Oct 21 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy, who is on a three-day visit to the northeast, said that India continues with its policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and added that Indian forces are capable of thwarting all threats to India's internal security and there has been a reduction in the casualties among police personnel and civilians.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Four terror camps hit in PoK, number of terrorists killed: Army Chief
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Four terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) were hit and a number of terrorists killed in retaliatory artillery firing by India following the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, Army chief, General Bipin Rawat said.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
India-Turkey relations under Erdogan: Back to square one?
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Turkey and India, though not the best of friends, have been trying for the past three decades to overcome their differences, and strike a balance in ties, with a little give and take from both sides. But the relation appears to have nosedived of late under the Presidentship of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has taken on the mantle of becoming a "global Islamic leader".
2019-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Army jawan murdered in party spat in Telangana
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) An army jawan was killed in a quarrel during a friend's birthday party in Telangana's Warangal Rural district Saturday night, police said.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
India to have Marine Police Force to guard coastline
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs has completed the modalities of setting up a new armed force -- Central Marine Police Force -- to strengthen coastal security. A final proposal would be sent to the Cabinet by early next month for approval, a source in the ministry said on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
India to host 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India will host the 91st General Assembly of Interpol in 2022 as part of the platinum jubilee celebration of its Independence, with the ongoing 88th Interpol General Assembly in Chile approving its proposal by a majority vote on Friday, an official statement said.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Rajnath okays plan for admitting girls in Sainik schools
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal to allow admission to girls in Sainik schools from the academic year 2021-22 in a phased manner, officials said on Thursday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Bridge across Shyok River to be named after Ladakh's brave soldier
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The bridge across the Shyok River near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, which will be inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday, has been named after late Colonel Chewang Rinchen, a decorated officer of the Indian Army who hailed from Ladakh, sources said here on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Anup K. Singh appointed new National Security Guard chief
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) IPS officer Anup Kumar Singh was on Friday chosen as the new Director General of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) force.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Saab offers Gripen technology transfer to Indian partner
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Swedish aerospace major Saab on Thursday offered technology transfer to its Indian partner for making its fighter Gripen if it wins the Indian Air Force (IAF) order to supply 114 jets.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
Military attack on Syria unacceptable, Italy tells Turkey
Rome, Oct 17 (IANS/AKI) Turkey's week-old military offensive in northeast Syria is unacceptable and must be halted, Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte told the Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, sources said.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
'Joint Services Act will ease disciplinary, admin issues'
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A Joint Services Act should be instituted in India to cover administrative and disciplinary issues of all three armed forces, defence experts said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Turkish military ops in Syria 'unacceptable', says Italy
Rome, Oct 17 (IANS/AKI) Turkey's week-old military offensive in northeast Syria is unacceptable and must be halted, Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte told the Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, sources said.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
'Turkish President Erdogan binned Trump's letter on Syria'
Istanbul, Oct 17 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put US President Donald Trump's letter, asking him not to "be a tough guy" or a "fool" and warning him he will be viewed as a "devil" if he sends his forces into Syria, into the dustbin, reports said on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
India's MiG 29 to fly with Eurofighter Typhoon in Oman
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The MiG 29 fighter aircraft of Indian Air Force (IAF) will be flying alongside the Eurofighter Typhoon and F-16 in India's bilateral air exercise with Oman which kicked off on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Libyan conflict risks destabilising Africa: Italy
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS/AKI) The protracted conflict in Libya could destabilise the whole of Africa, Italian President Sergio Mattarella said on Wednesday after talks with his US counterpart Donald Trump.
2019-10-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
India, US special forces hold joint military drill in Seattle
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A 45-member special forces team from the Indian Army has begun a 15-day joint military drill with US Special Forces in Seattle, defence sources said here on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Italy blames Turkey for Syria fighting, seeks negotiations
Rome, Oct 15 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on Tuesday pointed the finger at Turkey for its six-day-old military offensive in Kurdish administered northern Syria, urging an immediate truce.
2019-10-15
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Unions cry foul, refute HAL's claims on wage hike
Bengaluru, Oct 15 (IANS) Refuting the company's charge that their indefinite strike for wage hike was illegal, 9 unions of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Tuesday accused its management of indulging in double standards.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Business/Economy
Indian Army approaches veterans to know their well being
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Concerned over condition of family members of war veterans, Indian Army has marked this year as the 'Year of Next to Kin' wherein they will reach out to veterans and their family members.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
50 Indian, Japanese soldiers to train for anti-terror ops
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) A joint military drill to train 50 soldiers from India and Japan to counter terror strikes in urban and jungle scenarios will begin in Mizoram later this month.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
EU states vow to halt arms exports to Turkey: Italy
Luxembourg, Oct 14 (IANS/AKI) European Union member states have pledged to "block arms exports" to Turkey" over its military offensive in northern Syria, following a request by Italy, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Monday.
2019-10-14
Category: International, Luxembourg,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
US submarine auxiliary ship on two-day visit to India
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) US submarine auxiliary ship Emory S Land (AS-39) arrived on a two-day goodwill visit at the Visakhapatnam port in Andhra Pradesh on the eastern coast of India on Monday.
2019-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
WFP aids over 70,000 fleeing Turkish military ops in Syria
Rome, Oct 14 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations World Food Programme is "deeply concerned" for the safety of civilians caught in Turkey's six-day-old military offensive in northeast Syria, and has helped feed over 70,000 people fleeing towns in the area since last week, WFP said in a statement on Monday.
2019-10-14
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Italy to bar future arms exports to Turkey
Luxembourg, Oct 14 (IANS/AKI) The Italian government is poised to ban future arms export deals to Turkey over its military offensive in Syria and hopes other European Union countries will uphold a pledge do the same, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Monday.
2019-10-14
Category: International, Luxembourg,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Staff strike for wage revision grounds HAL operations
Bengaluru, Oct 14 (IANS) An indefinite strike by about 20,000 employees of the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) for wage revision on Monday grounded the operations of the state-run defence PSU across the country, a union official said.
2019-10-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Jihadi terrorism tops among 287 cases in NIA hands
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday said it has registered a total of 287 cases till September end and the highest number of the cases -- 110 -- are related to jihadi terrorism.
2019-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistan under pressure because of FATF: Ajit Doval
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) As the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meets in Paris for its crucial plenary, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Monday said that Pakistan was "under pressure" because of the proceedings of the global watchdog for terror financing and money laundering.
2019-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Lt Gen Gupta named new Commander of White Knight Corps
Jammu, Oct 12 (IANS) Lieutenant General Harsha Gupta has been appointed as the new Commander of the White Knight Corps -- the XVI Corps -- of the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
50 arrested after clashes in Bihar
Jahanabad (Bihar), Oct 12 (IANS) The district police have beefed up security arrangements here following a major clash between two groups during Durga idol immersion on Thursday, that claimed the life of one person and landed 50 persons in jail, police said on Saturday.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
11 civilians injured in Srinagar grenade explosion
Srinagar, Oct 12 (IANS) At least 11 civilians were injured on Saturday when militants hurled a grenade at a crowded market in summer capital Srinagar.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Jharkhand police launches campaign to choke 'terror funding'
Ranchi, Oct 12 (IANS) With preparations underway for the Assembly elections to be held in the state later this year, the city police have launched a 'massive campaign' against the Maoists here, to trace their money trail and also choke the terror funding to weaken their leadership.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security
Rajnath invites French defence firms to set up base in India
Paris, Oct 9 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh invited French defence industries to set up production bases in India and enter into co-production of high-end defence equipment while addressing top honchos on the last day of his three-day visit to France on Wednesday.
2019-10-09
Category: International, France,Defence/Security,Politics
FireEye 'Digital Threat Monitoring' to secure your digital footprint
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) Global cyber security company FireEye on Wednesday announced the availability of "Digital Threat Monitoring" -- a new service for customers to defend their digital footprint.
2019-10-09
Category: International, United States,Technology,Defence/Security
Curfew in Raj's Malpura after violence during Dussehra
Jaipur, Oct 9 (IANS) Rajasthan's Malpura town witnessed an untoward incident of stone pelting on a Dussehra procession, which led to protests and tension in the area.
2019-10-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
Pakistan, China to advance military ties
Beijing, Oct 8 (IANS) China's Central Military Commission Vice Chairman Xu Qiliang said on Tuesday that his country is willing to keep advancing the ties with Pakistan and between their militaries.
2019-10-08
Category: International, China,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Smoke & mirrors over impeachment as Syria dynamic confuses all
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) In the continuing sinister battle over documents, the Department of Justice on Tuesday agreed to give redacted FBI memos from the Robert Mueller probe to lawmakers for use in impeachment inquiry. Mueller was appointed in May 2017 to investigate Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election, including any links or coordination "between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump".
2019-10-08
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
Rajnath hails Chirac, Vajpayee at Rafale handover
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Defence Minster Rajnath Singh paid tributes to former French President Jacques Chirac and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during a speech ahead of India receiving the first of the Rafale fighter aircraft in France on Tuesday.
2019-10-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security