By April IAF to have 21 Rafale Fighter Jets

New Delhi, Oct 28: Come April 2021, the Golden Arrows squadron will be complete with 18 Rafale fighter jets.

The Indian Air Force will get its second batch of three to four Rafale fighter jets in the first week of November. This will further bolster the Air Force amidst the tensions with China. 

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Anti CAA stir that led to riots would be covered by definition of terrorist act: Delhi Court

New Delhi, Oct 28: Acts that threaten the unity and integrity of India, in as much as causing social disharmony and creating terror in any section of the people, by making them feel surrounded resulting in violence is also a terrorist act, a Delhi court has said.

The observations were made while rejecting the bail application of a 27 year old student Asif Iqbal Tanha of the Jamia Millia Islamia in connection with the Delhi riots case.

The police accused Tanha of conspiring with former JNU student, Umar Khalid to overthrow the government by setting up a chakka jam (road block) in Muslim dominated areas. 

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Doval, Pompeo, Esper discuss ways to deepen Indo-US ties

New Delhi, Oct 27: During the meeting of National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval and US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, both sides highlighted the need to build capabilities across all domains. 

Pompeo who is on a four nation tour made his first stop in India along with US defence chief, Mike Esper for the 2+2 dialogue. During the discussions, Doval, Pompeo and Esper discussed ways to deepen the relationship between the two countries. Issues relating to regional and global security were also discussed. 

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Chhota Shakeel, Bhatkal brothers Tiger Memon, 14 others designated terrorists by MHA

From Left: Chhota Shakeel, Riyaz Bhatkal, Sajid Mir

New Delhi, Oct 27: The Ministry of Home Affairs has declared 18 more individuals from Pakistan as terrorists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

The 18 includes Sajid Mir, who was one of the main players in the Mumbai 26/11 attack.

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Explained: Importance of the landmark Indo-US defence pact BECA

New Delhi, Oct 27: India is all set to step up defence cooperation with the United States.

This would include Institutionalising sharing of Maritime and and geospatial intelligence.

India and the United State will sign the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) on the sidelines of the 2_2 dialogue. This would enable exchange of geospatial information between the two countries. It would also enhance operational efficiency of the defence platforms of the United States that are being operated in India.

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NIA arrests fugitive and key accused in Kerala Gold Smuggling case

Rabin K Hameed

New Delhi, Oct 27: The National Investigation Agency has arrested a key accused in connection with the Kerala Gold Smuggling case.

Rabins K Hameed, aged 42 and a resident of Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam district, Kerala was arrested at the Kochi International Airport upon his arrival from Dubai. 

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In supporting every wrong by Pakistan, Turkey trying to emerge as a new radical Islamic axis

New Delhi, Oct 26: Turkey was Pakistan’s lone supporter at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary which had last week kept Islamabad in the grey list. Turkey had tried everything possible to ensure that Pakistan is let off.

It even suggested a special visit to Islamabad to make an onsite assessment of Pakistan’s implementation of measures to curb terror funding. It was seen more as an effort to plug holes in the legal framework to curb terror funding. 

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Indo-US 2+2 meeting to be preceded by bilateral with Rajnath, Jaishankar

New Delhi, Oct 26: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will hold talks with his US counterpart Mark Esper, while External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar will hold a bilateral with Secretary Mike Pompeo in the national capital.

While Rajnath’s meeting has been fixed for 3.15 pm, Jaishankar will meet with Pompeo at 7 pm. The two dignitaries would then be hosted for a dinner by Rajnath Singh. On Tuesday both the US leaders would visit the war memorial and lay wreaths in honour of the soldiers. 

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Tense situation along Pakistan-China borders to top discussions at Army brass meet

New Delhi, Oct 26: Border tensions along the borders with China and Pakistan will be the top focus when the top commanders of the Army will meet today.

The commanders will also deliberate on a slew of long-pending reform measures like cutting down on ceremonial practices and non-military activities to ensure a rational distribution of resources, they said.

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Doval’s New India Doctrine: India will take the battle to where the threat originates

New Delhi, Oct 26: India will not only fight on its own soil but also on foreign soil which becomes the source of a security threat, India’s National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval said. The remarks come in the midst of a standoff with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.

Speaking at the Parmath Niketan ashram in Rishikesh, the NSA said that while India has not attacked anyone first, the new strategic thinking holds that perhaps we could have acted proactively to nip security threats.

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