Security Issues
Offset clause goes for IGAs - The Hindu - 29/09/2020
2020-09-30 20:57

The Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP), 2020: The new Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP), 2020 has been released. The draft was finalised by a co… Continue Reading

‘Telcos must conduct special security audit of networks’- The Hindu -18-09-2020
2020-09-19 09:01

The Department of Telecom has directed all telecom service providers in the country to carry out a special audit of their networks by an external agen… Continue Reading

Defence exports increased 700% in 3 years: Rawat - The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-11 09:01

India is the third-largest spender on defence around the world. A series of measures have been taken since 2014 to boost exports, including simplif… Continue Reading

Appropriate strategy: On India banning more China apps -The Hindu-05-09-2020
2020-09-07 10:25

The Indian government has banned 59 + 118 China-based apps including one of the most popular mobile games PUBG Mobile. It was banned under section … Continue Reading

Treating data as commons - The Hindu - 02-09-2020
2020-09-04 09:07

The Gopalakrishnan Committee: The committee was set up in 2019 and is referred to as the Expert Committee on Non-Personal Data Governance Framework… Continue Reading

Digital Quality of Life Report - 20 AUG'2020
2020-08-20 21:56

According to the Digital Quality of Life Report, India ranks among the lowest in the world in terms of Internet quality. India occupies 79th pla… Continue Reading

Indigenisation Portal SRIJAN- PIB - 14 AUG 2020
2020-08-15 13:17

NEWS: Defence Minister launches indigenisation portal SRIJAN. About SRIJAN: SRIJAN is the Ministry of Defence’s portal which acts as a one-… Continue Reading

Atma Nirbhar Week celebration - 12 AUG-2020
2020-08-12 19:43

Atma Nirbhar Week celebration (Atmanirbharta Saptah) between August 7-14, 2020 of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and to boost Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhi… Continue Reading

Negative Imports List for Defence -THE INDIAN EXPRESS - 11 AUG 2020
2020-08-11 22:33

NEWS: The Defence Ministry announced a list of 101 items that it will stop importing. Items included in the negative list The items mentioned in … Continue Reading

Indian Navy hold PASSEX with World’s largest aircraft -THE HINDU-22-07-2020
2020-07-23 09:18

Details: Indian Navy hold PASSEX with World’s largest aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in Indian Ocean Region. Context: *Indian naval ships conduct… Continue Reading

Customs unravels hawala trail in Kerala gold smuggling case-THE HINDU-18-07-2020
2020-07-19 09:12

Context: Customs unravels hawala trail in Kerala gold smuggling case. Details: *The Customs Department on Friday moved to track down the network… Continue Reading

MoD approves 33 new fighter jets in deals worth Rs38,900 cr.-THE HINDU-03-07-2020
2020-07-03 23:06

Context: Details: * The Defence Acquisition Council , chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, on Thursday approved deals worth Rs38,900 crore… Continue Reading

Your YouTube account is in demand, not just among your friends-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 10:21

Context: Poll on dark web shows 80% of respondents expressed interest in buying access to hacked accounts. Details: *As of December 2019, India… Continue Reading

Pincer provocations?-THE HINDU-10-06-2020
2020-06-11 08:16

Details: Although the latest news on the Ladakh front suggests that Chinese and Indian forces have begun to disengage in select areas, this does no… Continue Reading

BEML’s internal data, staff email IDs hacked, leaked on dark web-THE HINDU-10-06-2020
2020-06-11 07:47

Details: In what is prima facie suspected to be an act of cyber terrorism from Pakistan, the official email ids of seven employees of an Indian Pub… Continue Reading

Swiss cheese and defence reforms-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 08:26

Details: The Swiss cheese model is associated with accident investigation in an organisation or a system. These layers are visualised in the model … Continue Reading

Govt. to boost infrastructure in areas along China border-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 06:53

Details: To ramp up infrastructure along the China border, the Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to spend 10% funds of a Centrally sponsored sch… Continue Reading

The challenge of law enforcement post-COVID-19-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:50

Details: The police have taken enormous risks during the lockdown to ensure strict observance of guidelines, including physical distancing, which i… Continue Reading

Proposed BSF firing range in fresh row-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:29

Details: A proposed firing range for the Border Security Force has become the trigger for unrest in northern Tripura’s Kanchanpur Subdivision ove… Continue Reading

Fresh leaks of personal details detected on dark web-THE HINDU-25-05-2020
2020-05-26 05:55

Details: The fresh leaks include nearly 2,000 Aadhaar cards and details of 18 lakh Indians, all available for free. The leak of nearly 2.9 crore jo… Continue Reading

Details of 2.90 crore job seekers on dark net-THE HINDU-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:18

Details: Personal details of about 2.90 crore Indian job seekers have been found dumped on the dark net, raising concerns among cyber crime agencie… Continue Reading

Sonic Boom-THE HINDU-22-05-2020.
2020-05-23 10:27

Details: When an aircraft travels at supersonic speed – meaning faster than sound – the field of sound waves moves to the rear of the craft. A st… Continue Reading

Grasping the defence self-reliance nettle-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 23:21

Details: The decision to notify a list of weapons systems for sourcing entirely from Indian manufacturers, the promise to progressively expand this… Continue Reading

COVID-19 unlikely to affect illicit drug supply-THE HINDU-20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:37

Details: Movement restrictions owing to the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to an initial statistical reduction in drug seizures, but without a real cha… Continue Reading

CBI alerts authorities to malware threat-THE HINDU-20-05-2020
2020-05-21 09:34

Details: The Central Bureau of Investigation has sent alerts to all the States, Union Territories and the Central agencies on a malicious software … Continue Reading

83 LCA-MK1A deal high priority: IAF chief-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 14:00

Details: Bhadauria. Bhadauria on Monday, while the “high priority” deal for 83 LCA-MK1A jets was expected to be signed in three months. On… Continue Reading

Navy to aid Northern Theatre command-THE HINDU-17-05-2020
2020-05-18 07:23

Details: Rawat told a small group of journalists during the week. Saying the naval fighter jets can operate in deserts and the IAF jets there can m… Continue Reading

Army proposes 3-year stint for civilians-THE HINDU-14-05-2020
2020-05-15 07:57

Details: In a first of its kind proposal. the Army plans to take civilians on a three- year ‘Tour of Duty’ or ‘three-year short service’ on… Continue Reading

‘Copycat’ groups come to the fore-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:15

Details: Cyber experts say the aim is to capitalise on the dubious fame and gain followers. Even as the Delhi police cracked down on the ‘Bois… Continue Reading

India among top 3 military spenders: report:THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:48

Details: India’s tensions and rivalry with Pakistan, China are among major drivers for its increased expenditure’. The global military expen… Continue Reading

CERT-In to conduct security audit of COVID-19 data-THE HINDU-27-04-2020
2020-04-27 16:19

Details: In the wake of the controversy surrounding the Sprinklr deal, the State government has decided to carry out a security audit by CERT-In, t… Continue Reading

Hospitals warned of Cyberattacks-THE HINDU-08-04-2020
2020-04-09 11:49

Details: In an alert sent to 194 nations, including India, Interpol said organisations at the forefront of the global response to the COVID-19 outb… Continue Reading

India to raise Sheikh Saeed case at FATF if he walks free-THE HINDU-03-04-2020
2020-04-04 08:01

Details: In December 1999, Saeed was released along with Masood Azhar and another alleged terrorist Mushtaq Zargar by the Indian government in exch… Continue Reading

Still no bullseye, in volume and value-THE HINDU-02-04-2020
2020-04-03 10:25

Details: The emergence of evidence of a rise in Indian defence exports, also accompanied by a decline in imports, is a welcome development though t… Continue Reading

The hand of another Indian is suspected in Kabul attack -THE HINDU-02-04-2020
2020-04-03 10:18

Details: This is the first instance of the NIA registering a case for a terror attack committed outside India. The NIA Act was amended last year to… Continue Reading

Seizure of Afghan meth on high seas triggers concern- THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-03-23 22:30

Details : It indicates trend of the contraband being smuggled out through well-established heroin trafficking route, says official While the ope… Continue Reading

Defence procurement draft released-THE HINDU-21-03-2020
2020-03-22 10:40

Details: The draft is open for further suggestions from industry before being finalized for promulgation. The finalized DPP 2020 will come into… Continue Reading

MPs’ panel concerned at Defence fund shortfall-THE HINDU-15-03-2020
2020-03-16 14:06

Details: The gap in capital allocation for the Army, which was Rs.4,596 crore in 2015-16, has increased to Rs.17,911.22 crore in 2020-21 . In case … Continue Reading

Full Body Protector- THE HINDU-07-03-2020
2020-03-08 17:32

About: • Dr Shweta Rawat from Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), DRDO, Timarpur, Delhi has developed a female-specific.… Continue Reading

Indradhanush – V 2020: PIB - 26/02/2020
2020-02-27 14:29

A 5-day long 5th edition of Indo-UK (United Kingdom) bilateral air exercise “Indradhanush-V” 2020 between Indian Air Force (IAF) and British Roya… Continue Reading

SECURITY ISSUES -PART -1
2020-02-23 13:55

SECURITY ISSUE MONTHS - JUNE TO OCTOBER AS IN PART -1… Continue Reading

The missing piece in India’s defense jigsaw puzzle-THE HINDU-20-02-2020
2020-02-21 13:31

News: The geopolitical period is perhaps believed to be the most troubled since the final decades of the 20th century. Hence, there exists a vital … Continue Reading

INS Vagli-THE HINDU-18-02-2020
2020-02-19 09:43

INS Vagli, a Vela class diesel electric submarine, was commissioned into the Indian Navy at Riga in Latvia, which was part of the erstwhile Soviet Uni… Continue Reading

Perverse zeal-THE HINDU-Editorial-17-02-2020
2020-02-17 20:59

The detention of Dr. Kafeel Khan under the National Security Act , within days of his being granted bail, betrays the perverse zeal with which the Utt… Continue Reading

14 MoUs for military spares and support signed with Russian firms-THE HINDU-17-02-2020
2020-02-17 20:55

News: The MoUs were signed during the 5th India Russia military industry conference held during the Defexpo 2020 in Lucknow. They come under the In… Continue Reading

CAG doubts SPC’s fiscal probity in procurement-THE HINDU-13-02-2020
2020-02-13 20:54

News: The finding triggered television news breaks and prompted the Opposition to highlight its national security implication. NIA probe sought:… Continue Reading

Drdo chief bats for indigenous tech- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 21:52

News: * Indigenous produce in defence manufacturing is currently about 45-50 per cent only. * The indigenous produce in defence is close to 45-50… Continue Reading

J&K offers investors ‘uninterrupted’ Internet, WiFi access- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 21:26

News: IT policy document highlights low crime, clean air in Union Territory. As per the J&K Information Technology Policy 2020, the administration … Continue Reading

Jagan opens Disha police station- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 17:37

Andhra Pradesh is preparing to equip itself with facilities like forensic laboratories, special courts, and public prosecutors to effectively implemen… Continue Reading

Green light for HAL copter- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 16:51

1.The indigenous Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) being developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has received the Initial Operational Clearance … Continue Reading

Upgraded 155mm artillery gun handed over to Army- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 16:49

The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has handed over Sharang, the first 130mm M-46 artillery gun upgraded to 155mm to the Indian Army. The gun’s range h… Continue Reading

Credit, debit card details of 4 lakh Indians up for sale- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - MAINS
2020-02-09 16:25

Context: Revelations by the Singapore-based cybersecurity company, Group-IB. Details: A total of 4,61,976 card payment details has been put u… Continue Reading

Project-75I - PIB-06-02-2020
2020-02-06 21:44

Naval Group is among the five Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) shortlisted for the Navy’s project for advanced submarines under Project-75I. … Continue Reading

DefExpo 2020 -THE HINDU-05-02-2020
2020-02-06 08:33

Mains Paper 3: Defense and Security Prelims level : DefExpo 2020 Mains level : Highlights about the DefExpo 2020 program • DefExpo-2020, … Continue Reading

No rules were broken, says NCBS-PIB-05-02-2020
2020-02-06 08:29

Background: The government had ordered an inquiry into a study conducted in Nagaland by researchers from the U.S., China and India on bats and huma… Continue Reading

Maharashtra tops list of States hit by global medical data leak-PIB-05-02-2020
2020-02-06 08:27

Context: According to a recent report published by Greenbone Sustainable Resilience, a German cybersecurity firm, medical details of over 120 milli… Continue Reading

Ex- SAMPRITI-IX-PIB-31-01-2020
2020-02-01 08:13

• Indo-Bangladesh defence cooperation, a joint military training exercise SAMPRITI-IX is being conducted at UMROI, Meghalaya, India from 03 Feb to 1… Continue Reading

Operation Vanilla-PIB-30-01-2020
2020-01-31 08:49

News: • Indian Navy launches ‘Operation Vanilla’ to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief at Madagascar. Details: • Ind… Continue Reading

War Memorial built in ASSAM-30-01-2020
2020-01-30 21:29

News: The Assam Rifles has constructed war memorial for 357 personnel who sacrificed their lives fighting against insurgency in the North Eastern … Continue Reading

India's firm resolve to tackle cross-border terrorism-DEF MIN- PIB- 28-01-2020
2020-01-28 16:53

News: Def Min- Shir. Rajnath Singh said that India was engaged in conversations with its neighbour in order to develop joint approaches for regiona… Continue Reading

MISSION SHAKTI showcased R-DAY-THE HINDU-27-01-2020
2020-01-27 13:29

India on Sunday showcased its Anti-Satellite missile capability to the world as the ASAT weapon, Mission Shakthi, developed by the Defence Research an… Continue Reading

The newly reinstated 222-squadron-Tigersharks
2020-01-23 00:18

• The Indian Air Force (IAF) has inducted its first squadron of Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft carrying the BrahMos missiles at its Thanjavur based in Tamil… Continue Reading

1984 Sikh Riots- INDIAN EXPRESS
2020-01-20 20:52

• Centre has accepted the recommendations of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by retired Delhi High Court judge … Continue Reading

Submarine-launched ballistic missile tested-THE HINDU- 20-01-2020
2020-01-20 20:15

Context: India successfully test-fired the 3,500-km range submarine-launched ballistic missile, K-4. The test was carried out by the DRDO from a su… Continue Reading

GSAT-30 PIB-19-01-2020
2020-01-19 21:30

News: • India’s high power communication satellite GSAT-30 was successfully launched onboard Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana early today mor… Continue Reading

Z-MORH TUNNEL- PIB- 18-01-2020
2020-01-18 19:30

A Concession Agreement for completing the 6.5-kilometre long Z-Morh tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir was signed between NHIDCL and APCO Amarnathji Tunnelwa… Continue Reading

Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C)-The Hindu-11-01-2020
2020-01-11 23:17

Abstract: This will be met through a National Cybercrime Threat Analytics Unit (TAU), which shall provide a platform for law enforcement personnel,… Continue Reading

CDS and the path to jointmanship-Editorial-The Hindu-10-01-2020
2020-01-11 00:57

Context The announcement on a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) last year and the appointment of Gen. Bipin Rawat as the first CDS has been one of the k… Continue Reading

AK-203 Assault Rifles-The Hindu- 06-01-2020
2020-01-06 22:56

Context The Army is likely to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the procurement of over 7.5 lakh AK-203 assault rifles, which are to be … Continue Reading

Situation not good enough to repeal AFSPA: Manipur CM-The Hindu- 02-01-2020
2020-01-02 22:40

Context: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has said the law and order situation in the State has improved in recent years, but it is still not … Continue Reading

Peace on LAC can help solve border issue: Army chief-The Hindu- 02-01-2020
2020-01-02 22:20

Context: Gen. M.M. Naravane has taken over as the Army Chief and has spoken about the priority areas for the Indian Army. Key Details: The ne… Continue Reading

AFSPA extended in Nagaland for six months--The Hindu-31-12-2019-Page-12
2019-12-31 23:01

Context: Ministry of Home Affairs notification on Nagaland Background: Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) empowers security forces to … Continue Reading

General Mukund Naravane takes charge as new Army chief--Indian Express-31-12-2019
2019-12-31 13:59

News: The government has appointed Lt Gen Naravane as the next chief as he is senior-most officer in the Army after Gen Rawat. Lt Gen Naravane w… Continue Reading

Mobile Phone Security should be a National Priority: Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad--PIB-31-12-2019
2019-12-31 10:45

News: The Mobile Security should be our National Priority because the mobile handset became an important tool for all online activities - Shri Ravi… Continue Reading

General Bipin Rawat Appointed as Chief of Defence Staff-PIB-31-12-2019
2019-12-31 10:37

Government has decided to appoint General Bipin Rawat, as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) with effect from December 31, 2019 and until further orders… Continue Reading

Decisive shift-The Hindu- 28-12-2019, Page-10
2019-12-28 21:06

News: The Union Cabinet has approved the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). Details: The creation of the post of CDS has b… Continue Reading

Leading Crowds for arson is not leadership -The Hindu-27-12-2019-Page-12
2019-12-28 10:15

Context Army chief: leading crowds for arson is not leadership. Introduction The Constitution of India lays down the framework within which t… Continue Reading

CDS will bring in synergy, say experts-The Hindu-(PG-12)-26-12-2019
2019-12-26 20:19

Context: Recently, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the creation of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) who will be the single-point mil… Continue Reading

Chief of Defence Staff gets govt. nod-The Hindu-(PG-12)-25-12-2019
2019-12-25 21:10

Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). Background: The creation of the post of CDS… Continue Reading

DRDO successfully tests quick reaction missile-The Hindu (PG-09)-24-12-2019
2019-12-24 19:45

What’s in News? The Defence Research and Development Organisation has successfully conducted twin tests of the Quick Reaction Surface to Air… Continue Reading

CISF: Its mandate, objectives and functions
2019-12-21 19:43

The CISF contingent marching at their Passing out parade. Central Armed Police Forces * There are five CAPFs namely Border Security Force (BSF), C… Continue Reading