VIF News Digest: National Security, Defence Studies and Terrorism, 16-30 June, 2019
Defence:
  • Hosting of 12th ReCAAPISC capacity building workshop;
  • Expression of Interest For six P 75(i) Submarines for Indian Navy;
  • Indian Navy Executes OP Sankalp;
  • An-32 Crash: Mortal remains airlifted to Jorhat;
  • IAF Contingent Departs for Exercise Garuda-VI;
  • Software Defined Radios;
  • INS Tarkash at Alexandria, Egypt (28 JUNE - 01 JULY 2019).
International Terrorism:
Africa
Nigeria
  • 30 people killed in multiple bombings in North-East Nigeria;
  • Boko Haram terrorists kill 13 villagers in North-East Nigeria.
Domestic Terrorism:
Jammu and Kashmir
  • HM and LeT terrorists active in Jammu, claims IGP Jammu Zone;
  • One Terrorist each killed in CT operation in Budgam and Baramulla;
  • J&K has significant ‘drop’ in infiltrations this year: a report;
  • 10 people injured in grenade attack in Pulwama;
  • Five HM terrorists arrested by J&K Police from Shopian;
  • NIA arrests one person in FIF terror funding case;
  • Four AGuH terrorists killed in CT operation in Shopian.
Left-Wing Extremism
  • Maoist involved in Gadchiroli attack case arrested;
  • One Maoist killed and another arrested in Chhattisgarh;
  • Maoist camp in Chhattisgarh destroyed by ITBP.
Islamist Extremism in India (including Islamic State)
  • Sri Lanka attack mastermind linked with IS cases in India- claims NIA;
  • NIA arrests three IS sympathisers in Tamil Nadu;
  • One JMB terrorist arrested by NIA from Karnataka.
Khalistan-Inspired Extremism
  • Twitter suspends pro-Khalistan activist’s account.
    Cyber & Artificial Intelligence (Security Perspective):
    • To combat Cybercrime, Indian banks opt for ‘mock drills’;
    • US launched Cyber-attacks on Iran.
    DEFENCE
    Hosting of 12th ReCAAPISC capacity building workshop

    Additional Director General Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Shri VSR Murthy along with Executive Director of the ‘Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia’s Information Sharing Centre’, or ReCAAPISC, Masafumi Kuroki, inaugurated a two-day 12th Capacity Building Workshop, (New Delhi, June 19-21). In his inaugural address the Shri Murthy recognised the efforts of ReCAAPISC towards developing the cooperative framework to address the menace of piracy and armed robbery and facilitating information exchange between various stakeholders. The ADG ICG highlighted the fact that capacity building remains one of the most significant pillars of cooperation under the ReCAAP agreement and India has played a leading role in this aspect by hosting this workshop for a third time.

    The Executive Director of ReCAAPISC in his opening remarks appreciated the steps taken by Indian agencies especially by ICG in ensuring safe and secure seas for the seafarers. He also conveyed that information sharing is a shared responsibility of the governments and the shipping industry and the purpose of information sharing would be better served if it is accurate and shared in real time.

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