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New Navy Chief, the man for critical assignmentsNEW DELHI: From planning the Navy’s future to executing vital infrastructure projects and heading a command with nuclear assets, Vice Admiral Karambir Singh — who has been designated as the next Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) — has always been the man...
CAPFs asks government for new assessment system to 'weed out' unfit personnelNEW DELHI: The central paramilitary forces have asked the government to bring a new assessment system that would annually "weed out" unfit personnel as over 55,000 troops in their combat ranks are in the "low medical category". The...
Virtual SIMs used in Pulwama terror attack; India to approach US for helpSRINAGAR: A request would be sent to the US to seek details from a service provider of "virtual SIMs", which were used by the JeM suicide bomber behind the Pulwama attack and his Pakistan and Kashmir-based handlers,...
13 terror financers in Jammu and Kashmir identified: OfficialsNEW DELHI: Continuing crackdown on terror financers, security agencies have identified 13 people, including Hizbul Mujahideen founder Syed Salahuddin, Hurriyat leaders and businessmen, who are allegedly providing funds to terrorists and stone pelters at the behest of Pakistan spy agency ISI,...
As 'caliphate' ends where is its leader Baghdadi?The world's most wanted man who has so far eluded capture, Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has seen his "caliphate" crumble and its last shred of territory in Syria evaporate on Saturday. After declaring himself caliph in 2014, Baghdadi held sway...
Karambir Singh to be next Chief of Naval StaffVice Admiral Karambir Singh has been appointed as the next Navy Chief, a defence ministry official said Saturday. Singh will succeed Admiral Sunil Lanba who retires on May 31. At present, Vice Admiral Singh is serving as the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief...
China has to think what signal it's sending with Masood Azhar hold: India's former top diplomat JaishankarNEW YORK: India's former foreign secretary S Jaishankar has said China has to think what signal it is sending to the world by putting a technical hold in the UN on a proposal...
View: Balakot a major strategic shift, but India is no IsraelAfter the air strikes on Balakot which marked a major strategic shift in the Indian state’s response to terror, political comparisons with Israel have followed. For those advocating a more muscular response to cross-border terrorism, Israel has long been...
Indonesia seeks to boost counter-terror cooperation with IndiaJAKARTA: Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s biggest nation, is seeking wide ranging counter-terror cooperation, including strengthening intelligence cooperation mechanism with neighbouring India, also a victim of terror, in the wake of last week's yet another lone wolf terror strike and growing trends of Wahabi...
Army to get first batch of Dhanush artillery gunsNEW DELHI: The Indian Army will receive its first batch of indigenously built Dhanush artillery guns, often referred to as the ‘Desi Bofors’, next week, government officials said on Friday. Five guns from the total order for 114 are likely to be...