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We located crashed Vikram lander first, says ISRO chief
Jaipur, Dec 4 (IANS) Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K. Sivan has said that its own orbiter had located the crashed Vikram lander on the lunar surface. However, "ISRO will not refute the claims made by the NASA," he said, speaking to media on the sidelines of the sixth convocation of the Central university of Rajasthan in Ajmer on Tuesday.
2019-12-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
India watching China's presence in Indian Ocean: Navy Chief
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) India is keenly watching China's increasing presence in the Indian Ocean region, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh said on Tuesday, assuring that India is capable of thwarting any threat.
2019-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Inactive explosive shell found in Paris train station
Paris, Nov 30 (IANS) Europe's busiest railway station, the Gare du Nord, was partly evacuated on Friday after an inactive explosive shell was found in a passenger's bag.
2019-11-30
Category: International, France,Defence/Security
Indian Army successfully test-fires Spike LR missile
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The Indian Army has successfully test-fired two newly-acquired Spike LR (long-range) anti-tank missiles at the Infantry School at Mhow, Madhya Pradesh. The firing was witnessed by the top Infantry hierarchy of the Indian Army, including the Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, who were all at Mhow for the annual Infantry Commanders' Conference.
2019-11-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Normalcy returning to J&K rapidly: Govt
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Asserting that terror incidents in Jammu & Kashmir are almost "nil" after the abrogation of special status of the erstwhile state, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday informed the Lok Sabha that normalcy is returning to J&K rapidly.
2019-11-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Pak SC suspends Army Chief Bajwa's extension
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court On Tuesday suspended the service extension notification of the Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
2019-11-26
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Govt extends accommodation for battle casualties' kin
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal to extend the period of retention of government accommodation for the next of kin of battle casualties from all three services from the existing three months to one year.
2019-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
India may escape US sanctions for buying Russian S-400
New York, Nov 22 (IANS) A senior US official has left open the possibility that Washington may not impose sanctions on India for buying the Russian Triumf S-400 missile defence system but require New Delhi to tighten defence technology security to prevent snooping by Moscow.
2019-11-22
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Internet blockade in Kashmir causing hardships to people
Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Internet blockade in Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5 is causing unparalleled hardships to the people.
2019-11-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Media,Defence/Security
Army Chief briefs Rajnath about Siachen tragedy
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was briefed about the ground situation of the Siachen Glacier tragedy by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday.
2019-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China sails 1st indigenous aircraft carrier through Taiwan Strait
Taipei, Nov 18 (IANS) China has sent its first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier, known as 002, across the Taiwan Strait, the island's Ministry of National Defence confirmed.
2019-11-18
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Defence/Security
Indian Navy plane crashes in Goa, pilots safe
Panaji, Nov 16 (IANS) An Indian Navy aircraft crashed on Saturday a short distance from the Dabolim international airport, even as two pilots ejected to safety, an official said.
2019-11-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 soldiers held for leaking border details to Pak
Jaipur, Nov 6 (IANS) Two Indian soldiers have been taken into custody from the Jodhpur railway station on charges of sharing crucial information with a Pakistan-based woman ISI agent.
2019-11-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
Suspicious bag at IGI T3: CISF takes custody
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) A Delhi Police official on Friday said a suspicious-looking bag has been found at the Indira Gandhi International Airport T3 terminal earlier in the day. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on duty at the terminal has taken it in custody.
2019-11-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Soldier killed during training at Pokhran
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) An Indian soldier was killed during training practice at Mahajan Field Firing Range in Rajasthan's Pokhran on Thursday. The army has set up a court of inquiry to probe the matter.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
WhatsApp confirms Israeli bug snooped on Indians, politics on (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) After WhatsApp confirmed that Indian human rights activists and journalists were among those targeted by an Israeli spyware, a political blame game erupted on Thursday between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress, with some leaders demanding a parliamentary probe into the matter.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security,Politics
ISI's sinister plan of killing more 'non-residents' in the Valley exposed
Srinagar/New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Desperate to disrupt New Delhi's development initiatives in the Valley, Pakistan-based terror outfits now plan more killings of "non-residents and non-locals", particularly in south Kashmir. Top intelligence sources in Srinagar revealed that the new objective of Islamabad is to defeat the very purpose of scrapping Article 370, by driving a deep wedge between "non-Kashmiris" and Kashmiris, and finally upsetting entry of Indians into the Union Territory (UT).
2019-10-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India, Russia for combating terror without double standards
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) India and Russis condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stressed the need for strengthening international cooperation to combat terrorism in a sustained manner without any double standards.
2019-10-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Six labourers from West Bengal shot dead in J&K's Kulgam (2nd Lead)
Srinagar, Oct 29 (IANS) At least six non-local labourers were killed and another one seriously injured in a sudden attack by militants on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district. All the killed were from West Bengal's Murshidabad, police sources said.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
China's BRI essentially military in nature: US Navy
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Admiral John Christopher Aquilino, top US Navy officer who is on an official visit to India, hit out against China, here on Tuesday, saying Beijing's 'Belt and Road Initiative' (BRI) camouflaged as an economic concept was essentially military in nature.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Six labourers from West Bengal shot dead in J&K's Kulgam
Srinagar, Oct 29 (IANS) Six non-local labourers were shot dead by militants on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district. All six were from West Bengal's Murshidabad, police sources said.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sig Sauer rifles to add to army's combat lethality
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) The US-made heavy-calibre Sig Sauer assault rifles are set to boost the combat lethality of Indian troops. The first batch of these rifles will be given to them this December.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Strike terrorists at their bases: Ex-WAC chief
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Insisting that across the world, civilized countries were demonstrating reduced tolerance levels against terrorism, Air Marshal (retd.) C. Hari Kumar, who was the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command, and personally supervised the planning and successful execution of the IAF strikes in Balakot sector told IANS, "It has now become important that countries take a pro-active approach and strike at terrorists at their home bases."
2019-10-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
IPS Anup Kumar Singh takes charge as new NSG chief
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Senior IPS officer of Gujarat cadre Anup Kumar Singh has taken over the charge of Director General of the elite National Security Guard (NSG), the force said on Tuesday.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Army's 36-point mantra for men to avoid retirement blues
NEW DELHI, Oct 29 (IANS) The Indian Army has come up with 36 pearls of wisdom for its officers and men, to be learnt by heart before retirement, to avoid unnecessary hassles regarding their rights and entitlements.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Kudankulam N-unit was not subject to cyber attack: NPCIL
Chennai, Oct 29 (IANS) India's atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) on Tuesday termed as false the information on social media that its nuclear power plants at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu suffered cyber attack.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security
EU MPs delegation in Srinagar amid tension, clashes
Srinagar, Oct 29 (IANS) Amid heightened tension due to sporadic incidents of violence and a shutdown, a delegation of Members of European Parliament (MEPs) arrived here on Tuesday to see the local conditions.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Service chiefs call on Rajnath to review border security
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The three service chiefs of India's armed forces called on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday for a meeting to review the prevalent security scenario along the country's borders, with particular focus on the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Battle against IS 'not yet over', says British PM
London, Oct 27 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johson welcomed the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, whose elimination by US Special Forces in a raid in Syria's Idlib was announced by US President Donald Trump earlier on Sunday, but warned the fight against the terrorist group's "evil" remained to be completed.
2019-10-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Terrorism
IS chief Al-Baghdadi died 'whimpering, crying' in US raid: Trump (Fourth Lead)
New York, Oct 27 (IANS) The feared terrorist leader, Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, died like a coward, "whimpering and crying" when cornered in a dead-end tunnel by US Special Forces in Syria, and will "never again harm an innocent man, woman or child", President Donald Trump announced on Sunday.
2019-10-27
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Netanyahu congratulates Trump on killing IS leader
Tel Aviv, Oct 27 (IANS) Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated US President Donald Trump over US finding and killing IS chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in Syria on Saturday night, saying it showed the free world's resolve to fight terror.
2019-10-27
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Not aware of any US operation in Syria: Russian military
Moscow, Oct 27 (IANS) The Russian military on Sunday queried the US announcement, made by President Donald Trump, that it had tracked down and killed IS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in Syria's Idlib, saying it had no "reliable information about" any US military operations in the region.
2019-10-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
IS chief al-Baghdadi died 'whimpering, crying' in US raid: Trump (Third Lead)
New York, Oct 27 (IANS) The feared terrorist leader, Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, died like a coward, "whimpering and crying" when cornered in a dead-end tunnel by United States Special Forces in Syria striking a blow against the group, President Donald Trump announced on Sunday.
2019-10-27
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism
IS chief Al-Baghdadi killed by US special forces in Syria: Trump
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) Fugitive Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a US military operation in Syria's northwest Idlib district, US President Donald Trump announced on Sunday.
2019-10-27
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Terrorism
PM celebrates Diwali with soldiers at LoC
Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with soldiers of Indian Army at Line of Control in Rajouri District of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
2019-10-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Jaish threat on Diwali: Unprecedented security in Delhi, other metros alerted
New Delhi 26 October (IANS) Amid terror threat from Pakistan-based militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), unprecedented security arrangements have been made at 'places of higher footfalls' in the national capital on the eve of Diwali.
2019-10-26
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Navy to assess condition of grounded naphtha tanker
Panaji, Oct 26 (IANS) A joint operation, involving multiple agencies including an Indian Navy helicopter team, is underway to assess the precarious condition of a naphtha gas carrying tanker, which ran aground off the shores near Panaji earlier this week.
2019-10-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FATF pressure off its shoulders, Pak might up ante against India
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) With the meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) over, India apprehends that Pakistan may escalate military action on the Line of Control (LoC) and increase attempts to push terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
16,000 cameras in Bengaluru for women's safety soon
Bengaluru, Oct 25 (IANS) About 16,000 surveillance cameras would soon be installed across India's tech hub for women's safety and security, an official said on Friday.
2019-10-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Defence/Security
BEL pays Rs 232 crore final dividend to government
Bengaluru, Oct 24 (IANS) State-run defence major Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) on Thursday said it has paid 170 per cent final dividend or Rs 232 crore to the government for fiscal 2018-19.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Govt issues open general licences for defence exports, ToT
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) In a move that could significantly boost defence exports of India, the government has approved issuance of two open general export licences (OGELs) for export of certain parts and components as well as intra-company transfer of technology to select countries, Defence Ministry officials said here on Thursday.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
21% rise in strength of women cops, says BPRD report
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) There has been a nearly 21 per cent increase in strength of women personnel in various state police forces of the country as per the annual Data on Police Organisations (DoPO) that was released here on Thursday.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
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