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From sabotage to subversion: How Congress role in Bhatinda security scare for PM Modi is unplugged
Politics

From sabotage to subversion: How Congress role in Bhatinda security scare for PM Modi is unplugged

The people of India will never forgive the withered and jaded Congress party for doing what it did on 5 January 2022

Understanding the implication of appointing Tapan Deka as IB chief & Samant Goel's extension as R&AW head
India

Understanding the implication of appointing Tapan Deka as IB chief & Samant Goel's extension as R&AW head

Both officials are with out-and-out operational experience and many see this as placing confidants in the security setup

Tapan Deka appointed as Director of Intelligence Bureau, Samant Goel gets another year as R&AW chief
India

Tapan Deka appointed as Director of Intelligence Bureau, Samant Goel gets another year as R&AW chief

Deka has spent most of his career in the Intelligence Bureau. He was an Additional Director in Intelligence Bureau when he was promoted to the rank of Special Director in the Wing in June last year

Centre extends tenure of home, defence, IB, RAW chiefs up to five years; Opposition cries foul
India

Centre extends tenure of home, defence, IB, RAW chiefs up to five years; Opposition cries foul

The ordinances assume significance as the extended tenure of incumbent ED chief S K Mishra ends on Wednesday

IB ACIO admit card: Mock test link activated at mha.gov.in; written test on 18, 19, 20 Feb
India

IB ACIO admit card: Mock test link activated at mha.gov.in; written test on 18, 19, 20 Feb

The IB ACIO Executive 2021 recruitment drive will have a written examination in Tier 1, followed by a descriptive exam (English) and finally an interview

IB ACIO recruitment 2020: Application process to fill 2,000 posts closes today, register at mha.gov.in
India

IB ACIO recruitment 2020: Application process to fill 2,000 posts closes today, register at mha.gov.in

Candidates applying for the posts should hold graduation or equivalent degree from a recognised university. The age limit of the applicants has been set between 18 to 27 years

Is India morally ready to nurture and celebrate Mossad-like hit squads?
World

Is India morally ready to nurture and celebrate Mossad-like hit squads?

Unlike Israel, India has not worn its successes in secret missions on its sleeves

2008 Mumbai attacks: How India dishonoured an unknown Kashmiri spy who penetrated Lashkar-e-Taiba before 26/11
India

2008 Mumbai attacks: How India dishonoured an unknown Kashmiri spy who penetrated Lashkar-e-Taiba before 26/11

Mukhtar Ahmed Sheikh had made it possible to intercept the 26/11 death squad's calls — and prove Pakistan's role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks — but he remains nearly unknown. He neither received a medal, nor a reward. Instead, he was held in prison for three months on spurious charges.

Special Frontier Force: Formed after 1962 war with China, secretive outfit was trained by IB, CIA and R&AW
India

Special Frontier Force: Formed after 1962 war with China, secretive outfit was trained by IB, CIA and R&AW

It is important to note that the SFF is not part of the Indian Army but rather falls under under the Directorate General of Security (DGS), a covert organisation operating under the Cabinet Secretariat.

Classified documents relating to movement of Indian Army units recovered from Pakistan High Commission officials held for espionage
India

Classified documents relating to movement of Indian Army units recovered from Pakistan High Commission officials held for espionage

Classified documents related to the movement and deployment of the Indian Army were recovered from the two officials of High Commission of Pakistan when they were apprehended for indulging in espionage activities

As Xi Jinping escalates border crisis to divert attention from China's economic woes, India should steer clear of missteps in 1962 at Galwan Post
India

As Xi Jinping escalates border crisis to divert attention from China's economic woes, India should steer clear of missteps in 1962 at Galwan Post

Every India-China crisis since 2013 has played to much the same script: a small local stand-off; a build-up of forces; a negotiated restoration of the status quo.

Arvind Kejriwal announces compensation of Rs 1 crore for IB staffer Ankit Sharma’s kin, Twitter users call move 'selective'
India

Arvind Kejriwal announces compensation of Rs 1 crore for IB staffer Ankit Sharma’s kin, Twitter users call move 'selective'

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore for the family of Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer Ankit Sharma, who lost his life in the northeast Delhi violence last week. However, the move was criticised by journalists and other Twitter users as a "populist and selective" measure.

AAP sacks Tahir Hussain; BJP stays mum on Kapil Mishra: Political parties should ensure tainted leaders face consequences
Politics

AAP sacks Tahir Hussain; BJP stays mum on Kapil Mishra: Political parties should ensure tainted leaders face consequences

In the aftermath of the Delhi riots, the AAP has suspended its municipal councillor Tahir Hussain from primary membership of the party.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh backs state police over questioning of Katarpur pilgrims, says acted on IB's request in national security interest
India

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh backs state police over questioning of Katarpur pilgrims, says acted on IB's request in national security interest

"Had the Gurdaspur police failed to act, I would have taken strict action against them," Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh told the state Assembly backing the state police over questioning some Kartarpur Sahib pilgrims

Senior IPS officer SN Shrivastava set to succeed Amulya Patnaik as Delhi Police chief after criticism over handling of communal violence
India

Senior IPS officer SN Shrivastava set to succeed Amulya Patnaik as Delhi Police chief after criticism over handling of communal violence

Senior IPS officer SN Shrivastava was given the additional charge of the Delhi police commissioner with effect from Sunday, according to an official order.

'Wrong to target me': AAP councillor Tahir Hussain denies involvement in killing of IB staffer Ankit Sharma amid Delhi violence
India

'Wrong to target me': AAP councillor Tahir Hussain denies involvement in killing of IB staffer Ankit Sharma amid Delhi violence

AAP councillor Tahir Hussain on Thursday denied that he was involved in the riots or in the killing of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer whose family accused him of being behind the murder.

Govt bans foreign firms from conducting IT security audits of critical sectors for fear of sensitive data being leaked
India

Govt bans foreign firms from conducting IT security audits of critical sectors for fear of sensitive data being leaked

In the wake of the cyber attack on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, the government has directed the ministries and departments handling India's critical infrastructure to avoid hiring foreign firms to conduct IT security audits of its systems and networks

WhatsApp hack: Congress should wait for facts to emerge rather than float conspiracy theories about Modi govt snooping
India

WhatsApp hack: Congress should wait for facts to emerge rather than float conspiracy theories about Modi govt snooping

There are a lot of unanswered questions and loopholes in the narrative, but that hasn’t stopped the Congress from accusing the BJP-led NDA government of snooping and calling on the Supreme Court to take suo motu cognisance of these “illegal activities” and “hold the government to account”.

WhatsApp hack: Pegasus scandal highlights India's self-destructive lack of oversight over its intelligence services
India

WhatsApp hack: Pegasus scandal highlights India's self-destructive lack of oversight over its intelligence services

In 2018, Citizen Lab first published findings demonstrating that an Israeli company, NSO Group, had exploited vulnerabilities in operating systems to create Pegasus, a system capable of hijacking targeted phones