VIF Information Alerts -13th December 2018
Khalistani extremism listed alongside al Qaeda, IS in Canada terror threat list

Published: The Print
13 Dec 2018

For the first time in the tenure of the Justin Trudeau government, Canada has listed Khalistani extremism among the terror threats facing the country. It was described as a matter of “concern” in the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada, submitted by public safety minister Ralph Goodale, who also launched the national strategy on countering radicalisation to violence.Click here to read..

No IMF money to Pakistan to repay Chinese debt: US

Published: The Tribune
13 Dec 2018

The Trump administration is making all efforts to ensure that any IMF loan to Pakistan is not used to repay its Chinese debt, a US official told lawmakers on Wednesday.

“We are working and making clear within the IMF that if it were going to supply any funding to Pakistan that it would not be used to repay Chinese loans,” David Malpass, Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs, told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing.Click here to read..

India prepares military drills with dozen African nations to counter China

Published: The Economic Times
13 Dec 2018

India is now stepping-up efforts for a concrete military outreach to Africa after a diplomatic one to counter the deep strategic inroads made by China in the world’s second largest continent, even as the two Asian rivals continue with their shadow-boxing for influence in the Indian Ocean Region.

India will conduct an “India-Africa Field Training Exercise (IAFTX)” in Pune from March 18 to 27 next year, which will see the participation of over a dozen countries ranging from Tanzania and Kenya to Ghana and South Africa, said defence ministry sources on Wednesday.Click here to read..

Asked Pakistan to vacate all areas under its illegal occupation last month: Government

Published; Financial Express
12 Dec 2018

The government on Wednesday said India has repeatedly called upon Pakistan to immediately vacate all areas under its illegal occupation and it made this assertion to Islamabad last month as well. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India’s “consistent and principled” position is that the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir has been, is, and shall be an integral part of India.Click here to read..

BNP-ISI conspiracies exposed in Bangladesh

Published: Business Standard
12 Dec 2018

Secret agencies in Bangladesh have exposed the alleged nexus between pro-jihadist Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) who were planning to target the members of a court dealing with war crimes.

Bangladesh newspaper Blitz reported that a secret communication between BNP and a clandestine business outlet of Pakistani security agency named ARY has been recently tracked by an intelligence agency.Click here to read..

India signs ascension pact to the 30-member Trans Regional Maritime Network

Published: The Economic Times
11 Dec 2018

India Monday signed an ascension pact to the 30-member Trans Regional Maritime Network that will give it an access to the information on ships passing through the Indian Ocean Region. The pact will give India the access to information on ships which pass through the Indian Ocean region that will greatly help the security forces in keeping a tab on any suspicious activity, an official said. Click here to read..

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