Security Issues

Modernisation of Police Forces

30/9/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for implementation of umbrella scheme of "Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF)" for years 2017-18 to 2019-20. ...

Five-point peace plan

28/9/2017 | Security Issues | External Security

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has floated a five-point proposal at the United Nations to find a permanent solution to the Rohingya crisis. S ...

Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS)

21/9/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

Border Security Force (BSF) has started installation of a unique, indigenously designed virtual fencing system — Comprehensive Integrated Border Manag ...

‘Locky Ransomware’

7/9/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued an alert about spread of a new malicious software ‘Locky’, which is being circulated ...

More Powers to Border Roads Organisation

24/8/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Ministry of Defence has decided to delegate administrative and financial powers to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) right up to the level of Ch ...

Digital Police Portal under CCTNS project

23/8/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

A digital police portal under the CCTNS project, which aims to create a national database of crimes and criminals, was recently launched by Home Minis ...

Assam, Manipur can now decide on AFSPA

21/8/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Union Home Ministry is set to give up its power to impose the ‘disturbed areas’ tag on Assam and Manipur. The move effectively means it will be th ...

Climate change costs India $10 billion every year

21/8/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

According to a recently released report by Parliamentary committee, Extreme weather events are costing India $9-10 billion annually and climate change ...

Cyber Coordination Centre made operational

14/8/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

The first phase of National Cyber Coordination Centre(NCCC), set up to scan the country’s web traffic to detect cyber security threats, has been made ...

Government mulls insurance cover for digital transaction frauds

27/7/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

The government is considering the recommendations of the Chandrababu Naidu committee on digital payment security, including insurance cover for the vi ...

Doka La Dispute

25/7/2017 | Security Issues | Indo China

From the middle of last month onward, Indian and Chinese troops are arrayed face-to-face on the Dolam plateau, close to the Indian Army post of Doka L ...

Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017

23/7/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

India will host Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017, the world’s largest conference on cyber space and related issues in New Delhi. This is f ...

Malabar Exercise 2017

13/7/2017 | Security Issues | Defence

Navies of India, US and the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force have begun Malabar naval exercise 2017, aimed at achieving deeper military ties between ...

Global treaty banning nuclear weapons

13/7/2017 | Security Issues | External Security

A treaty was endorsed by 122 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York to ban on nuclear weapons. Main highlights of the treaty: Under ...

Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2017

12/7/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

India is ranked a high 23rd out of 165 nations in a global index that measures the commitment of nations across the world to cybersecurity. Highlights ...

AFSPA

8/7/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Centre is considering partial removal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The Home Ministry has ask ...

NATGRID can access PAN, I-T records

27/6/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Centre has empowered the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), the integrated mechanism to keep track of security-related data, to access the Inco ...

UN approves creation of new office on counter-terrorism

19/6/2017 | Security Issues | External Security

The UN General Assembly has approved the establishment of a new office to coordinate counter-terrorism efforts. The 193-member General Assembly adopte ...

WannaCry

19/5/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

The WannaCry ransomware attack has hit about 150 countries globally, including Russia and the US. In India, five or six isolated instances have been r ...

Doctrine of “SAMADHAN’

10/5/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Home Minister has enunciated an operational strategy ‘SAMADHAN’ to fight Left Wing Extremism. The elements of this strategy are S for Smart Leader ...

AFSPA continues to be in force in Assam

7/5/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Union Home Ministry has again declared Assam a “disturbed” area under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, citing violent activities by insurgen ...

Joint operational doctrine for army, navy, IAF

1/5/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

A "joint doctrine" providing for deeper operational synergies among the army, navy and air force was unveiled with an aim coherently deal with all pos ...

India is fifth largest military spender

27/4/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

A report by military expenditure monitors Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has found that India was the fifth largest military ...

Mother of all Bombs

19/4/2017 | Security Issues | External Security

The GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), popularly called the Mother of All Bombs, became the largest non-nuclear bomb ever to be dropped on a ba ...

Centre files curative plea on AFSPA

15/4/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The government has asked the Supreme Court to urgently reconsider its July 2016 verdict which ripped open the cloak of immunity and secrecy provided b ...

Operation Meghdoot

13/4/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Siachen brigade of the Indian Army celebrated the 33rd anniversary of success of Operation Meghdoot to recapture the Bilafond La Pass from Pakista ...

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems Project

10/4/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for extension of the implementation phase of the C ...

China's Great Firewall

1/4/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

China have tightened their grip on internet use in the country through a 14-month long campaign that will target the use of virtual private networks ( ...

Non-lapsable Capital Fund Account

14/3/2017 | Security Issues | Defence

The defence ministry has proposed creation of a non-lapsable rolling fund to facilitate buying heavy-duty military hardware like artillery guns, comba ...

India’s First CCTNS in Himachal

12/3/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

Himachal Pradesh has become the first state to link its police posts in various districts with Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS). ...

World’s largest defense importer

28/2/2017 | Security Issues | External Security

According to a report released by Stockholm international Peace Research Institute , Global arms sales over the last five years reached their highest ...

Cyber Swachhta Kendra

27/2/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) has launched the Cyber Swachhta Kendra–Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre for anal ...

Border Wall

24/2/2017 | Security Issues | Border issues

The Centre has given up its proposal to build a wall along the Pakistan border in Jammu, originally envisaged as a barrier to cross-border terror. Ana ...

RBI to set up panel on strengthening cyber security

11/2/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

In a bid to strengthen cyber security system, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to set up an inter-disciplinary panel on cyber security to e ...

Joint International Task force on Shared Intelligence and Collaboration

23/1/2017 | Security Issues | External Security

India participated in the Joint International Taskforce on Shared Intelligence and Collaboration (JITSIC) meeting held recently in Paris where 30 Reve ...

Government is planning to merge cyber tribunal with TDSAT

21/12/2016 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

Government is planning to converge Cyber Appellate Tribunal (CyAT) and the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT). About Cyber app ...

Global Terrorism Index, 2016

9/12/2016 | Security Issues | External Security

According to global terrorism index, world’s most developed countries have suffered a dramatic increase in deaths as a result of terrorism in the last ...

Malware and Skimming attacks after demonetization

6/12/2016 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

With the usage of micro-ATMs and POS counters witnessing a sharp surge post demonetisation, the country’s premier cyber security agency CERT-In has ca ...

Centre extends AFSPA

10/11/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Centre has decided to extend the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh. It is being extended in the dist ...

3.2 million debit cards compromised

27/10/2016 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

Several banks, such as SBI, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank, have admitted being hit by a malware-related security breach — forcing Indian banks t ...

India's Nuclear triad

19/10/2016 | Security Issues | External Security

India has completed its nuclear triad by inducting the indigenously built strategic nuclear submarine INS Arihant into service With the INS Arihant no ...

National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC)

17/10/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Centre is planning to revive the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). After the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack that the then Home Minister sugges ...

Airborne early warning and control system (AEW & CS)

2/10/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The DRDO has fitted its own airborne early warning and control system (AEW & CS) on a modified Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft imported from Brazil. With thi ...

Surgical Strikes

30/9/2016 | Security Issues | Border issues

Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on Pakistani terrorists positioned across the Line of Control on terror launch pads. What is a surgical strik ...

Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill 2016

23/9/2016 | Security Issues | External Security

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal of Ministry of Shipping to enact Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) B ...

Long range surface-to-air missile(LRSAM)

22/9/2016 | Security Issues | External Security

India has successfully test-fired the Barak-8 long-range surface-to-air(LRSAM) nuclear-capable ballistic missile, jointly developed with Israel, from ...

Mormugao

19/9/2016 | Security Issues | Maritime Security

The second indigenous warship of the Visakhapatnam-class stealth guided-missile destroyers — Mormugao — of the Indian Navy was launched at the Mazagon ...

Exercise YUDH ABHYAS 2016

18/9/2016 | Security Issues | Indo US

As part of the ongoing Indo-US defence cooperation, a joint military training exercise, ‘Yudh Abhyas 2016’ started in Uttarakhand. It is a series of o ...

Madhukar Gupta Committee

1/9/2016 | Security Issues | Border issues

Madhukar Gupta presented its report on strengthening the border protection on Indo-Pakistan Border. This committee was formed to study all types of ga ...

Annual Report of ‘Crime in India – 2015’

1/9/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Union Home Minister has released the 63rd edition of ‘Crime in India – 2015’. This report is published by National Crime Records Bureau. This repo ...

Rise in Cybercrimes

29/8/2016 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

According to a joint study by PwC and ASSOCHAM(Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India), the number of cyber crime cases registered in I ...

Red Corridor to be redrawn by Government

27/7/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The government is planning to reduce the number of Maoist-affected districts by about a fifth in the country. Over 20 of the 106 districts which have ...

Pellets Guns

24/7/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security

After Kashmir’s summer unrest of 2010 that claimed the lives of 112 protesters in police firing, then Congress-led government at the Centre deployed p ...

Convention on Cluster Munitions

17/7/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security

Peace activist in Sri Lanka have pitched strongly for an early ratification of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM). This move will not only prov ...

Supreme Court Ruling on AFSPA

12/7/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Supreme Court blew apart the AFSPA immunity cover of armed forces personnel and said they could be tried by normal criminal courts for use of unwa ...

‘Big Brother’ law

10/7/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the “anti-terrorist” legislation adopted by the lower and upper houses of parliament in June 2016. This anti-t ...

RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) Exercise

4/7/2016 | Security Issues | Maritime Security

World’s largest international maritime exercise named RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) 2016 began in Pacific Ocean at Hawaii, United States. There is parti ...

App downloads expose most Indian users

2/7/2016 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

About one in two Indians is severely exposed to privacy risks, as they allow most app developers to access their contact directories and other data st ...

India joins Missile Technology Control Regime(MTCR)

29/6/2016 | Security Issues | Defence

India has become the 35th member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) This breakthrough comes days after India announced that it is subscri ...

Global Peace Index

20/6/2016 | Security Issues | External Security

As per recently released Global Peace Index (GPI) for year 2015, India was placed at 143th rank out 162 countries. The report was published by Institu ...

Shangri La Dialogue

7/6/2016 | Security Issues | External Security

15th Asia Security Summit: The IISS Shangri-La Dialogue held from 3-5 June 2016. Highlights The territorial spat over the South China Sea once again d ...

Ordinance on enemy property promulgated for third time

6/6/2016 | Security Issues | External Security

The Centre has for the third time promulgated an ordinance related to enemy properties. The ordinance amends a nearly 50-year-old law to guard against ...

India and Nuclear Supplier Group(NSG)

29/5/2016 | Security Issues | External Security

There is ongoing tussle between India and China on the issue of Indian membership in NSG. China had opposed India’s bid to get NSG membership on the g ...

President Returns Controversial Gujarat Control Of Terrorism And Organised Crime Bill

3/2/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security

On March 31, 2015, the Gujarat Assembly passed the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Bill (GCTOC) with a view to curbing “organised cri ...

Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) policy, 2016

15/1/2016 | Security Issues | Defence

The government has approved major changes to the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) on the recommendations of the expert committee headed by Dhirendr ...

Ordinance To Amend Enemy Property Act

11/1/2016 | Security Issues | External Security

President signed an ordinance amending the Enemy Property Act, 1968 to allow custodians to continue to hold control over properties of enemy. The abov ...

NATGRID ( National Intelligence Grid)

2/1/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Union government is set to make an aggressive effort to accomplish one of the most ambitious intelligence projects, NATGRID. It was conceived in t ...

CCTNS project

19/11/2015 | Security Issues | Internal Security

Availability of relevant and timely information is of utmost importance in conduct of business by Police, particularly in investigation of crime and i ...

Ground Zero Summit, 2015

1/11/2015 | Security Issues | External Security

The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh recently inaugurated the Asia’s foremost Information Security Conference:Ground Zero Summit2015 with a th ...

Government approval for induction of women into the Fighter branch of Indian Air Force

25/10/2015 | Security Issues | Defence

The Ministry of Defence has allowed the Indian Air Force to induct women as fighter pilots. This makes it first of the three services to have women in ...

Indian Police Foundation (IPF) and Indian Police Institute (IPI) inaugurated

23/10/2015 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Indian Police Foundation and the Indian Police Institute in Delhi. Objectives Embarking a cultur ...

Government clears IAF Integrated Air Command & Control System

29/9/2015 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The union government has cleared a proposal for a nearly Rs 8,000-crore project for IAF's Integrated Air Command and Control System (IACCS). The p ...

India Energy Security Scenarios 2047

3/9/2015 | Security Issues | Energy

NITI Aayog launched the second version of the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 calculator (IESS 2047), an open source web based tool. The first ve ...

Govt Signs Peace Accord With Naga Rebels

4/8/2015 | Security Issues | Ethnic conflicts

In an attempt to restore peace in the North-East, the Centre has signed an accord with a dominant Naga insurgent group, the Nationalist Socialist Coun ...

China’s New Military Strategy

2/6/2015 | Security Issues | External Security

A Chinese white paper on military strategy sets new ‘markers’ for India’s long-term politico-military strategy — of ensuring p ...

Unified Force To Counter Security Threats

30/3/2015 | Security Issues | External Security

Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya, and as ...

Unified Force To Counter Security Threats

30/3/2015 | Security Issues | External Security

Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya, and as ...

SIPRI REPORT

18/3/2015 | Security Issues | Defence

India has yet again emerged as the world’s largest buyer of weapons and military equipment, accounting for some 15% of all such international im ...

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