Drone attack: NIA raids multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 21: The National Investigation Agency carried out searches in five locations in Jammu and Kashmir, following the recovery of 5 kilograms of IED. The IED, it may be recalled after the twin explosions at the Jammu Air Force Station on June 27.

The NIA conducted raids at Anantnag, Srinagar, Baramulla, Doda and Kishtwar. The security agencies it may be recalled had arrested a Lashkar-e-Tayiba commander Nadeem Abrar from Budgam district along with his associate. Following the arrest, ammunition, a pistol and hand grenades were recovered.

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Made in China drone may have been used in Jammu IAF base attack

New Delhi, July 05: A drone suspected to be made in China was used in the attack on the Indian Air Force base in Jammu and Kashmir, the probe has revealed.

The attack is currently being investigated by the National Investigation Agency. This was a clear act of terror aimed at targeting military assets, Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria said earlier, while stating that a detailed investigation into the attacks were underway.

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Alert BSF troops chase away hexacopter from Pakistan which on a surveillance mission

New Delhi, July 02: The BSF troops fired at a small hexacopter belonging to Pakistan this morning at around 4.25 am.

The hexacopter was trying to cross the International Border in the Arnia Sector. BSF officials said that due to the firing, the quad copter returned immediately.

According to a BSF spokesman a small hexacopter belonging to Pakistan was trying to cross the IB in the Arnia sector. But due to firing by alert BSF jawans, it returned immediately. He said it was meant for carrying out surveillance of the area. 

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Highly sophisticated explosives used in drone attack point to role of Pakistan state actors

New Delhi, June 29: The initial probe into the drone attack at the Indian Air Force station in Jammu on Sunday has indicated that the Lashkar-e-Tayiba had a hand in it.

The probe also by the investigative and Intelligence agencies also found the use of highly sophisticated RDX and this is a clear indicator of the Pakistan state actors have a role to play in it. 

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IAF base attack: Probe handed over to NIA

New Delhi, June 29: The National Investigation Agency will take over the probe into the Indian Air Force base attack.

The probe into the drone attack at the IAF base in Jammu was handed over to the NIA by the Ministry of Home Affairs. A team of the NIA will reach Jammu soon. The decision to hand over the probe was taken keeping in mind the international ramifications.

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IAF base attack: Drone took off from nearby, 9 kgs of TNT explosives used

New Delhi, June 28: Investigations have found that TNT was used in the explosives for the attack on the Indian Air Force base in Jammu and Sunday. There were four kilograms of TNT in one explosive, while the other had 5 kilograms. 

Sources tell OneIndia that the drone that was used to drop the explosives took off from a nearby area. 

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IAF base strike: Why drones are India’s latest security nightmare

New Delhi, June 28: Rogue drones have been a subject of discussion for sometime among the security officials. The issue of drones cropped up once again following the strike at the Indian Air Force Base at Jammu on Sunday. 

It is suspected that a drone may have been used to drop two explosives on the air base. While a confirmation on the use of the drones is still pending, sources tell OneIndia that the possibility of the same being used cannot be ruled out at the moment. 

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In first of its kind attack on Air Force Base in Jammu, one explosive missed its intended target

New Delhi, June 28: Two explosives were dropped from a suspected drone on the Indian Air Force station in Jammu on Sunday. This is a first of its kind attack and one of the explosives was supposed to land on an aircraft, but it missed its target.

While it is clear that it was a Pakistan sponsored strike, the possibility of the drones being controlled from Indian territory is not being ruled out, sources tell OneIndia. The threat from drones has been discussed for several years now. In Punjab, Pakistan based terrorists had used drones to drop off arms and ammunition which was meant to be transported later to Jammu and Kashmir.

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He watched beheading videos for CIA in Iraq

akiOne of his many responsibilities during the Iraq war was to watch the beheading videos and track al-Qaeda in Iraq’s media output for the CIA. Aki Peritz co-author of the excellent book “Find, Fix, Finish: Inside the Counterterrorism Campaigns that Killed bin Laden and Devastated Al Qaeda,” is also a former CIA counterterrorism analyst.
Today Iraq is on the boil and accroding to Peritz ISIS is merely following a decade old playbook. In this interview with rediff.com, Aki Peritz says sadly, the government under Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki decided to pursue a sectarian agenda, alienating the Sunnis and driving the current conflict.

You have captured the evolution of counter terrorism post 9/11. How effective has it been? Has it helped only America or even the rest of the world.

The U.S. has become a lot more sensitive to the threat of terrorism, and the US government has taken some pretty radical steps over the past 13 years to restructure itself in order to fight this menace. Prior to 2001, we were still structured to fight large nation-states such as the Soviet Union, and 9/11 undid much of that.
Generally I think it has been a pretty effective process– while the US made some bad missteps at the very beginning, and then made a terrible, terrible blunder by invading Iraq, American counterterrorism efforts have been good at hunting down terrorists that threaten this country.

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