The armies of India and Myanmar carried out a 3-week-long coordinated operation, named ‘Operation Sunrise 2’, from May 16 in their respective border areas & targeted several militant groups operating in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam. As part of the operation, the armies coordinated with each other to bust camps of militant outfits, including the Kamtapur ..
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Sangita Dhingra Sehgal head of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) tribunal for adjudicating ban on LTTE
The Union government has constituted the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal to adjudicate whether or not there is sufficient cause for declaring the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as an unlawful association. The Tribunal is comprised of sitting Judge of Delhi High Court Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal. Earlier, the Home Ministry had issued a notification ..
The National Anti Terrorism Day (NATD) is celebrated every year in India on May 21 to spread the message of global peace and non-violence and stop youngsters from following cult practices and being misguided. The day also honours the sacrifices made by thousands of soldiers who fought against terrorism. It’s a day to pay tribute ..
The Sri Lankan government has declared an immediate curfew across the entire nation in the wake of recent bombings which have been labelled as the worst in the decade. The country has been gripped by a series of blasts which took place both in and around the national capital. Three blasts took place in three ..
Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist Sajjad Khan from the Red Fort area on 21st March. Sajjad Khan, resident of Jammu and Kashmir knew the details and was an associate of the mastermind of the Pulwama attack on Cape convoy, that killed 40 CRPF jawans in Jammu and Kashmir on 14th February. Sajjad ..
The level of preparedness of anti-terror agencies in India can discussed under four heads viz. Intelligence gathering, Training and operations, Investigations and Prosecution. Intelligence gathering With respect to intelligence, RAW acts as external intelligence agency while IB collects intelligence within the country. After 26/11 attacks, NATGRID and MAC have started participating in intelligence gathering also. ..
Establishment of India’s National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) is closely linked to the similar bodies in United States. Before 9/11 attacks in US, the responsibility for co-ordination related to terrorist threats was under the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). A Counter-Terrorism Centre (CTC) of CIA handled the task of coordination, follow-up on the intelligence gathered by various ..
The various central acts dealing with terrorism in the past and present are: The Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, 1987. It was allowed to lapse in 1995 after its misuse. The Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), 2002. It was enacted after the Parliament attack in 2001. It was also repealed in 2004. The Unlawful ..