Bengal context and why the jurisdiction of the BSF had to be extended

New Delhi, Dec 01: One of the main reason for the extension of the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force was due to the demographic changes that have been witnessed in Bengal and Assam. 

When the Home Ministry issued the order on October 11, it took into consideration the major demographic changes in these states. The BSF had to be empowered to deal with elements that had moved across the borders. 

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Extending BSF jurisdiction for effective control at borders: Intent not to run parallel force

New Delhi, Nov 30: The extension of the territorial jurisdiction of the Border Security Force to 50 kilometres from the current limit of 15 kilometres will result in better and more effective control, the Ministry of Home Affairs said.

The Home Ministry was responding to said Ahmed, member of the Trinamool Congress in the Lok Sabha. He was seeking to know if there was any plan of a roll back of the MHA’s order dated October 11.

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The dog breed that sniffed out Osama Bin Laden joins Army’s counter terror force

New Delhi, Nov 29: On Sunday, the counter-terrorism unit of the Indian Army welcomed the Belgian Malinois’ Canines to its canine squad.

Belgian Malinois are squarely built, proud, and alert herders standing 22 to 26 inches. Strong and well-muscled, but more elegant than bulky, there’s an honest, no-frills look about them, as befit dogs built to work hard for their feed. A breed hallmark is the proud carriage of the head. Coat colors range from a rich fawn to mahogany. The black ears and mask accentuate bright, questioning eyes the color of dark Belgian chocolate, says the American Kennel Club.

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Top Khalistan terrorist charged by NIA for trying to incite Sikhs against India

The NIA charged Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a resident of Jalandhar Punjab. The case pertains to the conspiracy hatched by the accused and others to carry out acts of terror in India. He sed to send funds to India through various channels include hawala.

He was in the process of developing a network of sympathisers and cadres to undertake targeted killings in Punjab. He was also trying to arrange arms and ammunition from his Pakistan based associates, the NIA said.

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26/11: As India grieved, Saeed grew in Pak, while Lakhvi fathered a child in jail

New Delhi, Nov 26: The Pakistan establishment’s undying loyalty towards Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed has come to the fore several times. On this day when the nation pays tribute to all those lost lives in the deadly Mumbai 26/11 attack, Saeed despite international pressure continues to be Pakistan’s most prized asset.

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26/11: A manufactured Hindu terror bogey and Kasab almost passed off as Samir Chaudhary

Rakesh Maria, the lead investigator of the case wrote in his book “Let Me Say It Now” that the identification card stated that he was a student of a college in Hyderabad. It also had a Bangalore address.

To add to this, when the terrorists came out on the streets, they were seen with saffron threads. This was a clear attempt to divert the attention from Pakistan and make it look at though the attacks were carried out by the Hindus in India.

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Mumbai 26/11 attacks were bad, but the lack of will to hit Pakistan hurt the nation

While the hype was built up that terror camps in Pakistan would be targeted, in reality there was nothing that took place. In his book 10 Flash Points: 20. Years-National Security Situations that impacted India, Manish Tewari criticised the UPA for not actioning a kinetic response to the deadliest terror attack. Tewari was a minister in the UPA government at that time.

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Rafale to S-400 air defence systems all set to add more firepower to Indian Air Force

New Delhi, Nov 25: Six remaining Rafale will arrive in India between December and January. The jets with specific enhancements like frequency jammers and long range air-to air missiles will arrive in India in the next two months.

The first three with India specific enhancements will arrive in December while the last three multi role fighters will be flown into the Ambala airbase in January 2022. This would mean that the Indian Air Force would have more metal with the induction of 36 Rafale in its armoury.

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