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- Watch Cautiously (Pioneer, Hiranmay Karlekar, Mar 22, 2007)
India must guard against going overboard with concessions to Bangladesh and analyse the situation carefully, says Hiranmay Karlekar.
- Countering Insurgency (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Mar 20, 2007)
WITH the replacing of over 11,000 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on counter-terrorism duties in five Jammu and Kashmir locations, with battalions of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), one of the key recommendations of the post-Kargil . . .
- Soft Security Pact, Hard Realities (Hindu, P.S. Suryanarayana, Mar 17, 2007)
Japan and Australia have been careful to factor in China's sensitivities while signing a Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation.
- There’S A War In Our Backyard (Hindustan Times, Editorial, HindustanTimes, Mar 17, 2007)
The Indian State is at war, except it does not seem to be aware of it. How else can one explain the level of preparedness that statutory law and order forces in Naxal-infested areas of the country find themselves in every time they are under attack?
- Police Arming Needs An Overhaul: Experts (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 17, 2007)
As India's security agencies do a postmortem of the massacre of 55 policemen by Maoists in Chhattisgarh, experts say only a thorough overhaul of the way the police are trained, armed and cared for will help them win the war against increasingly . . .
- Centre Not To Downsize Security Forces In J&k (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 15, 2007)
The Central government has not contemplated “reduction” of security forces in the strife-torn Jammu and Kashmir as demanded by the coalition partner in the Congress-led state government.
- Demilitarisation Dilemmas (OutLook, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Mar 13, 2007)
By pulling out the BSF, Prime Minister Singh has demonstrated that he is willing to take chances, even where failure will involve political costs for his government.
- Time To Demilitarise? (Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Mar 10, 2007)
Over the weekend, a hundred-odd trucks will start transporting the last of 11,000 Border Security Force troops committed to counter-terrorism duties in five Jammu and Kashmir towns to peace stations in the plains.
- India To Pull Out Troops From Five Ihk Towns (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 09, 2007)
India will pull out over 11,000 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel from five towns of held Jammu and Kashmir next week, an Indian newspaper quoted BSF sources as saying on Thursday.
- Talks Yielding Results: Singh (Dawn, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 09, 2007)
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday that peace talks with Pakistan had brought ‘positive results’.
- Centre Trying Out Non-Army Anti-Terror Forces In J&k? (Hindu, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Mar 08, 2007)
More troops withdrawal likely if violence dips: officials
Concern over CRPF's counter-terrorism abilities
It does not have a dedicated intelligence organisation
- Bsf To Pull Out Of Five J&k Towns (Hindu, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Mar 08, 2007)
Crpe replacing 10 battalions
Pullout expected to end by next weekend
Level of violence down in southern Kashmir
- Tackling Demons (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Mar 05, 2007)
Are non-judicial bodies competent to award death sentence?
- Green To Amber (Frontline, Nirupama Subramanian , Mar 05, 2007)
THE terrorist attack on the Samjhauta Express unites India and Pakistan for the first time in shared outrage, but from the manner in which the aftermath developed, it is clear that the animosity between the two is on constant simmer and that it can . . .
- Fragile Fence (Frontline, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Mar 05, 2007)
India-Pakistan tensions persist on the Jammu border despite the ceasefire put in place in 2003.
- Gaiety, Colour, Fervour Mark Holi Festivities (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 05, 2007)
Clothes were dyed with hues of many colours and hugs and embraces were exchanged in lanes and by-lanes as Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated across the country on Sunday with boisterousness and fervour.
- No Insurgent Camps, Dhaka Assures Delhi (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 05, 2007)
Bangladesh today assured India that it would not provide refuge to ultras fleeing from the North-East and to take effective steps to check infiltration from its side even as it maintained that no camps of Indian insurgents existed on its soil.
- Bangladesh Promises India All Help Against Insurgents (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 04, 2007)
Developmental activities within 150 yards of border allowed
To cooperate against smuggling of drugs, cattle across border
List of fugitives given by India "outdated"
- Train From Pakistan — Sanitised (Hindu, Nirupama Subramanian , Mar 02, 2007)
Unprecedented security puts passengers on the Samjhauta Express in a fix.
- India Presents Rs 6.8 Trillion Annual Budget (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 01, 2007)
Indian Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday presented Rs 6805.21 billion annual budget for the year 2007-08 in the Lok Sabha focusing on education, healthcare and affirming commitment to increase spending on the social infrastructure.
- 10-Year-Old Main Accused In Let Escape (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 01, 2007)
A ten-year-old boy has emerged as the main accused in helping two Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists escape from police custody from a local court on Tuesday here.
- Jammu Border Under Assault From Heroin Trade (Hindu, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Feb 23, 2007)
Since 2003, trans-border traffickers have turned to running narcotics
Packets of heroin have been known to be thrown across the fence, or smuggled on farmers' bodies
Despite aggressive policing such flow (of narcotic substances) continues
- On The India-Pakistan Frontier, A Fragile Peace (Hindu, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Feb 22, 2007)
As India and Pakistan talk peace, border defences are reinforced
New Pakistani observation towers have mushroomed throughout Jaurian sector
Both soldiers and civilians pray the peace talks prove to be the images of the future
- A Train Of The Poor (Indian Express, Sagarika Ghose, Feb 21, 2007)
On a freezing January night three years ago two Indian Express journalists queued up to board the train to Pakistan.
- India, Bangladesh Join Hands Against Terror (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Feb 20, 2007)
India and Bangladesh today agreed to jointly combat terrorism and put bilateral ties on “an irreversible higher trajectory” as External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee held wide-ranging talks with the country’s top leadership.
- Myanmar, India Hold Security Talks (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Feb 16, 2007)
Military-run Myanmar and neighbouring India have held security talks following the junta’s major crackdown on Indian separatist rebels last month, state media said Thursday.
- Deal More Effectively With Terror: Bush To Musharraf (Hindustan Times, Arun Kumar, Feb 16, 2007)
US President George Bush has served notice on Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf "to better be able" to deal with the problem of terrorists and extremists operating inside his country.
- 83 P.C. Vote In Manipur Second Phase Assembly Poll (Hindu, Iboyaima Laithangbam, Feb 15, 2007)
Braving rain, people line up at booths; voting time extended
- Pakistani, Indian Officials Meet Over Border Policing (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Feb 15, 2007)
Pakistani and Indian military commanders on Wednesday began thorny talks over militancy, drug trafficking and sporadic gunbattles along their border and ceasefire line in Kashmir, officials said.
- Paramilitary Forces Seek Hardship Allowance (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Feb 11, 2007)
Facing the brunt of terrorism and insurgency in several states, paramilitary forces CRPF and BSF have sought grant of separate hardship and counter-insurgency allowances for their personnel to compensate the risk factor.
- Indian Border Security Releases 13 Pakistanis (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Feb 10, 2007)
The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) released 13 Pakistani on Friday after talks with the Pakistan Rangers’ Punjab authorities. The consensus was to release citizens of both countries within 48 hours.
- India Releases 13 Pakistanis (Dawn, Correspondent or Reporter, Feb 10, 2007)
The Indian authorities set free 13 Pakistanis who crossed the border mistakenly while hunting on Thursday.
- Bsf Wants No Habitation On Bangla Border (WhatIsIndia Publications, Aravind Sitaraman, Feb 09, 2007)
The Border Security Force (BSF) has proposed a "no-habitation zone" of 150 yards along the long Indo-Bangla border in West Bengal, Meghalaya, and Tripura so it can effectively manage it and stop illegal infiltration.
- Terror Law Takes Centre Stage In Indian State Poll (Daily Times, Y.P. Rajesh, Feb 08, 2007)
An anti-terror law enacted to give sweeping powers to the law enforcing agencies in insurgency-wrecked regions of India is seen as being tantamount to a license to kill
- On Fake Currency Trail, But Big Fish Amiss (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Feb 08, 2007)
Acting on a tip-off from Jharkhand, Bengal police today claimed to have arrested one of the king-pins of the fake currency trade, Bikas Mandal, from Malda and recovered fake currency worth Rs 7.5 lakh.
- Azad Rejects Demand For Repeal Of Armed Forces Act (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Feb 06, 2007)
Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today rejected the demand of the members of the PDP and National Conference (NC) to repeal the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) and categorically said such a step would be taken only when the situation in the . . .
- Missing Facts On Kashmir Disappearances (Hindu, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Feb 06, 2007)
Tallies of the numbers of those missing vary widely. But this should not be used to stonewall action against the perpetrators of human rights violations.
- Border Intruder Not A Terrorist? (Hindu, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Jan 27, 2007)
"May have been deranged or drunk"
Second violation of 2003 India-Pakistan ceasefire
A Rs. 10 Pakistan-currency note, coins recovered from body
- Rich And Vibrant Culture Of The Nation On Display (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 27, 2007)
The military might and the rich and vibrant cultural heritage of the nation were on display at the 58th Republic Day parade that rolled down Rajpath on Friday.
- Two Jawans Killed, 6 Injured In Blast (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 24, 2007)
Two CRPF jawans were killed and six others sustained injuries in an IED explosion triggered by suspected militants in the Awantipora area of Pulwama district this afternoon.
- On Bangla Border, Goons Host Cross-Border Show (Indian Express, INDRONIL ROY CHOWDHURY, Jan 22, 2007)
First, the good news: The Centre has chosen Petrapole land custom station (LCS), which handles 80 per cent of the Rs 5,220-crore bilateral trade with Bangladesh, as one of 13 custom stations on India’s borders to be put under the proposed . . .
- Five Arrested For Throwing Grenades (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 20, 2007)
The police here today claimed to have busted a gang of grenade throwers with the arrest of five suspected militants at Bandipore in Baramula district.
- Arrested Naxals Claim They Have Cell In Surat City (Indian Express, Milind Ghatwai, Jan 20, 2007)
Left-wing extremists could be spreading their wings to Gujarat. Five hardcore Naxalites arrested last week after a weapons’ workshop was busted in Satnami Nagar here have told the police that they have an active Dalam in Surat, which has a large . . .
- Three Ulfa Contacts Held (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 20, 2007)
Three alleged “link-men” of the ULFA were arrested as the army continued its “Operation Clear” to flush out cadres of the banned group from upper Assam.
- India Accuses Pakistan At Border (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 19, 2007)
India says it is to protest to Pakistan after two of its border guards were injured in a shooting incident near the international border in Kashmir.
- Fighting In Jammu Frontier Ruptures 2003 Ceasefire (Hindu, PRAVEEN SWAMI, Jan 19, 2007)
BSF to file official protest against Pakistan
- India Protests Over Kashmir Firing (Dawn, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 19, 2007)
The New Delhi government on Thursday lodged a protest with Islamabad over gunfire from across the Line of Control which injured two Indian border guards.
- Pakistan Rejects Indian Ceasefire Violation Claim (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 18, 2007)
Pakistan on Wednesday rejected India’s claim of a ceasefire violation near the international frontier in Kashmir – an incident in which, according to an Indian BSF spokesman, “Pakistani troops fired covering fire for suspected Muslim militants”.
- India Accuses Pakistan At Border (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 18, 2007)
India says it is to protest to Pakistan after two of its border guards were injured in a shooting incident near the international border in Kashmir.
- India, Pak Teams Begin Joint Survey On Sir Creek (Indian Express, D V Maheshwari, Jan 16, 2007)
Two teams of experts from both India and Pakistan began a month-long survey of the long-disputed Sir Creek in north-west of Kutch today.
- Crowds Left Cold As India Leaves Wagah Dramatics To Pakistan (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 13, 2007)
Pakistan Rangers commander stresses India should do more to curb aggression in Kashmir if it wants to demonstrate commitment to meaningful peace
- Offensive Against Ulfa Rages On (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 12, 2007)
Army and paramilitary forces backed by helicopters continued on Thursday their major offensive against the ULFA’s bases in the jungles of Assam and neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh.
- Soldiers' Lives Are Precious (Pioneer, Ashok K Mehta, Jan 10, 2007)
Here is a typical report of a fight last month between the Army and terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir: "Srinagar December 23 - A senior Army officer and top commander of Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) were killed and three soldiers wounded in a fierce . . .
- Enemies Of Assam (Hindustan Times, Editorial, HindustanTimes, Jan 10, 2007)
For those in the habit of seeking causes, the United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa) went on a killing spree in 2003, gunning down Bihari labourers after women from Assam were reportedly molested in a train in Bihar.
- India To Begin Construction On Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (Pakistan Observer, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 05, 2007)
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will replace Border Security Force (BSF) in the valley in Indian Occupied Kashmir by March this year.
- Chief Ministers Protest: Sc Order On Police Reforms Violates Constitution (Indian Express, Shishir Gupta, Jan 03, 2007)
The Supreme Court’s controversial directions on police reforms that include fixing the tenure of Director-Generals of Police and setting up of a commission to insulate the police from the government, have come in for strident criticism from states.
- Rate Of Infection Of Aids Higher Among Paramilitary Forces, Reveals Study (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Dec 30, 2006)
Patterns indicate a propensity towards high-risk behaviour
- Summing Up 2006 (Deccan Herald, Khushwant Singh, Dec 30, 2006)
It’s been a good year, arguably the best since we became an Independent nation. We have never been as well-off as we are today.
- Pakistan Airport Blast Kills One (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Dec 27, 2006)
One person has been killed in an explosion outside the airport in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP).
- Bsf Asks For Choppers To Guard Tripura Border (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Dec 25, 2006)
The BSF, posted along the 856-km border with Bangladesh in Tripura, has asked for helicopters to intensify vigil and supply reinforcements to border outposts (BOP) in treacherous terrain and thick jungles.
- Nobody’S Children (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Dec 24, 2006)
Caught in two worlds, the villagers on the Indo-Bangladesh border are finding it difficult to lead normal lives with every move of theirs being monitored, From the no man’s land, Krishna Das reports.
- Pm Gets J&k Reform Blueprint From Panel (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Dec 23, 2006)
Setting the tone for the economic development of Jammu and Kashmir, the Prime Minister’s Special Task Force has recommended a sweeping set of measures and reforms, including a Rs 8,302-crore package, a Special Investment Zone (SIZ), a new satellite . . .
- Ram Takes On Doss, Prescribes Good Health To Ministry (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Dec 23, 2006)
Baba Ramdev slammed Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss on Friday and urged him to consider his Ministry a holistic entity and not run it on an "Allopathic mode".
- The U.S. & Latin America (Frontline, Vijay Prashad, Dec 21, 2006)
U.S. policy towards Latin America is in disarray and the choice now is between a militaristic approach and a strategy of principled pragmatism.
- Each Bsf Battalion To Have Counsellor (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Dec 17, 2006)
Following 41 incidents of suicide this year by personnel deployed in anti-insurgency operations, the BSF has decided to deploy one counsellor in each battalion.
- India's Shame (Guardian (UK), Correspondent or Reporter, Dec 15, 2006)
Five years ago this week, on December 13 2001, the Indian parliament was in its winter session.
- Pakistan Deals 'Aiding Taleban' (British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Dec 12, 2006)
Peace deals between the Pakistani government and pro-Taleban militants have encouraged a surge in cross-border attacks in Afghanistan, a report says.
- No Breakthrough In Pak-Afghan Talks (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Dec 09, 2006)
Both sides agree to promote peace
Kasuri proposes returning Afghan refugees
- Farmers At The Mercy Of Bsf (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Dec 08, 2006)
The recent order of the Prime Minister to the Border Security Force to open at least one entrance gate at different places from dawn to dusk for farmers of the border belt in Punjab whose land falls beyond fencing can bring little relief to them.
- Tata Power To Make Defence Products (Business Line, Correspondent or Reporter, Dec 06, 2006)
Tata Power has received seven licences from the Government for manufacturing electronic systems and products for defence services.
- N-E Emerges As International Terror Front (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Dec 04, 2006)
The northeast is becoming a safe hunting ground for jihadis from across international borders with the region’s terrorist groups extending them logistic support.
- "Arrested Militants Came To Deliver Rdx In Delhi" (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 30, 2006)
They collected the consignment in Uttar Pradesh: Police.
- ‘India Epicentre Of Terror In Asia’ (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 30, 2006)
Pakistan sponsored terrorism is posing a major hurdle to the Indo-Pak peace process, and is a threat to the country’s security, said Army Chief General JJ Singh, delivering the BC Joshi Memorial Lecture at the University of Pune today.
- Girl Injured As Bsf, Bdr Exchange Fire (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 29, 2006)
A 16-year-old girl was seriously injured in the Goalpukur thana area of West Bengal's Uttar Dinajpur district during a fire exchange on Tuesday between jawans of the Border Security Force and the Bangladesh Rifles across the border.
- Infiltration Down In Kashmir, Focus On East: Bsf Chief (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 29, 2006)
Infiltration of terrorists from Pakistan along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir has come down this year, but renewed infiltration bid in the western sector of Punjab and Rajasthan indicate the situation likely to arise in the future, BSF . . .
- U.S. Body May Get Intrusive Role (Asian Age, Seema Mustafa, Nov 24, 2006)
The United States Senate passed the India-US civilian nuclear energy legislation in record time as the strong non-proliferation concerns of the senators were addressed by the sudden and rather quiet inclusion of section 115 that allows the . . .
- Extremists Behind Train Blast In India’ (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 22, 2006)
West Bengal minister says no group has claimed responsibility
Security stepped up after blast
- 2 Grenade Attacks On Security Forces (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 20, 2006)
Four persons, one of them a militant, were killed and three others injured in separate incidents, including two grenade attacks by militants, in Jammu and Kashmir, where security forces had smashed two hideouts since last night, a police spokesman . . .
- Astonishing Myopia (Pioneer, B Raman, Nov 17, 2006)
In cold light of day, Pakistan has trampled over Indian concerns and proved we did not do our homework, says B Raman
- Federal Mechanism Mooted To Take On Islamists, Ne Ultras (Pioneer, Yogesh Vajpeyi, Nov 15, 2006)
Alarmed by reports of the deepening nexus between Muslim fundamentalist organisations and Indian insurgent groups operating from Bangladesh, security chiefs of the North-eastern States have suggested setting up a Standing Committee on . . .
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