Topic: Terrorism [25 items]

Maitree – 2019: India-Thailand Military Excercise

India-Thailand Joint Military Excercise, Maitree-2019 will be held from 16-29 Sep 2019 at Foreign Training Node, Umroi (Meghalaya). Features of Maitree 2019 Army battalions comprising 50 soldiers each from Indian Army and Royal Thailand Army (RTA) will participate in the exercise to share experience gained during various counter-terrorism operations in their respective countries. Both India ..

U.S. designates Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief as Global Terrorist

On the eve of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. Department of State has designated Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Noor Wali Mehsud as a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’. Impact of Designation The designation is part of the US strategy to block the necessary resources for terrorists to plan and carry out attacks. Once designated all of ..

Operation Sudarshan

The Border Security Force (BSF) has launched a mega exercise code-named Operation Sudarshan to fortify the ‘anti-infiltration grid’ along the Pakistan border in regions of Punjab and Jammu. The region of Jammu shares about 485-km of the sensitive international border with Pakistan and about 553-km of the front lies in Punjab.  Other states which share ..

Sri Lanka: 15 dead in gun-battle with Islamists

In a fierce overnight battle between Sri Lankan troops and the suspected Islamic State militants as the search operations were underway, at least 15 people were killed including 6 children and 3 women. The whole incident took place along the east coast of Sri Lanka after about six days of the suicide bombing on Easter ..

ISIL completely uprooted in Syria

Syrian Democratic Forces have declared a major victory over the ISIL bringing an end to a four-year battle against the group which had given a new meaning to the word terror. The group had once covered an area covering one-third of Syria and Iraq. The day of final win has come after days of fighting ..

UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact

The United Nations has launched the  a new framework, ‘UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact’ to combat international terrorism and coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, human rights and sustainable development sectors. UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact is an agreement between the UN chief, 36 organizational entities, the International Criminal Police ..

Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT)

It is proposed first by India in 1996. CCIT is a proposed treaty which provides a legal framework which makes it binding on all signatories to deny funds and safe havens to terrorist groups. Despite India’s efforts to push a global intergovernmental convention to tackle terrorism, the conclusion and ratification of the CCIT remains deadlocked, ..

Colombia: 110 FARC cadres pardoned as part of the Peace Deal

The government of Colombia has pardoned 110 FARC rebels as a part of the peace deal which has put an end to 52-year old conflict. The pardons which have been granted apply only for the political crimes. It does not cover grave offences like rape and killings. All the pardons which have been granted will ..