Category archives for: Defence/Security

Coast Guard to raise new base in Kolkata

Coast Guard to raise new base in Kolkata

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Coast Guard will have a new base in Kolkata to secure the eastern coastline of India, the coastal security chief said Thursday.

The Kolkata-based office, to be called the Regional Headquarters-North East, will be the fifth regional office of the coastal security force, Director General

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Indian Ocean navies to seek joint anti-piracy operations

Indian Ocean navies to seek joint anti-piracy operations

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Naval chiefs and officers from 37 countries, including India, of the Indian Ocean region will seek a joint initiative at a conclave in Abu Dhabi next week to tackle piracy off the coast of Somalia that has threatened to cripple vital shipping lanes.

The May 10-12

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308 convicts await death ahead of Kasab

308 convicts await death ahead of Kasab

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Pakistani national Ajmal Amir Kasab Thursday sentenced to death for the November 2008 Mumbai terror attack joined 308 other convicts, lodged in various jails in India, awaiting execution.

The long list of convicts on death row means that Kasab's execution, if at all it takes place,

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Pakistani troops fire on Indian Army post in Kashmir

Pakistani troops fire on Indian Army post in Kashmir

Jammu, May 6 (IANS) Pakistani troops Thursday opened fire on an Indian army post in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, violating the ongoing ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) for the second time in less than a week.

According to army sources, Pakistani troops opened fire at Balnoi (no. 68)

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‘External agency hacked Indian Army officer’s PC’

‘External agency hacked Indian Army officer’s PC’

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The computer of an Indian Army officer posted in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been hacked by 'an external agency', a defence officer said Thursday.

'It is a case of computer hacking through an external agency. The matter is under investigation,' army spokesperson Colonel S.

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Delhi Police to get mini robot to tackle terror threat

Delhi Police to get mini robot to tackle terror threat

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Ahead of the Commonwealth Games, the Delhi Police is set to buy a mini remote-operating vehicle (MROV) that can detect and defuse bombs and explosives, an official said Thursday.

Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said: 'We had a technical evaluation of the MROV (Wednesday). This is

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Dhaka seeks talks to end firing by Indian forces

Dhaka seeks talks to end firing by Indian forces

Dhaka, May 6 (IANS) Dhaka wants talks with New Delhi over what it says are unprovoked firing by Indian border guards on Bangladeshi citizens.

After Home Minister Sahara Khatun met Indian High Commissioner Rajeet Mitter here Wednesday, she said the envoy had promised that the firing would 'stop fully', The Daily

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Russian tanker freed from Somali pirates

Russian tanker freed from Somali pirates

Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian anti-ship cruiser has freed a Russian tanker hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, an official from the maritime coalition forces said Thursday.

Officials decided to seize the tanker, Moscow University, as they knew the sailors on board had taken cover in

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Keep a tab on no-fly list, US tells airlines

Keep a tab on no-fly list, US tells airlines

Washington, May 6 (IANS) With Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad, who attempted to bomb the Times Square, almost giving authorities the slip despite being on the no-fly list, the US government has ordered airlines to check the list within two hours of receiving information that a high-priority name has been added.

Airlines are

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North Korea responsible for sinking of South Korean warship: Report

North Korea responsible for sinking of South Korean warship: Report

Seoul, May 6 (DPA) Investigators have concluded that North Korea was probably involved in the mysterious sinking of a South Korean warship in March, a news report said Thursday.

An examination of the wreck of the Cheonan found traces of explosives from a torpedo, the Dong-A-Ilbo newspaper reported, citing a member

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