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SOURCE: ANI

Anis Dayal Singh, the Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was given the additional charge of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Chief on Monday. The move comes two days after, Singh, a 1988-batch Manipur cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, was given charge of the ITBP DG in a late Saturday order issued by the Ministry of Personnel.

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in a memorandum issued on Monday directed Singh to take charge of SSB chief as his batch mate S. L. Thaosen was transferred from the post to hold the responsibility of Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

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SOURCE: IANS

The Delhi Police have lodged a fresh case against the banned Popular Front of India (PFI) under relevant sections of the Unlawful Activity Prevention Act (UAPA). According to the information, the FIR was lodged on Thursday at the South East Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh police station. Recently, three offices in Shaheen Bagh were sealed by the Delhi Police on the instruction of Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor.

The sources said that in Shaheen Bagh the PFI was thriving as it had deep roots among the local Muslim community.

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SOURCE: ANI

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday seized one abandoned Pakistani fishing boat from ‘Harami Nala’ creek area near Bhuj in Kutch of Gujarat, along the India-Pakistan maritime boundary, the force said.

The boat was found from ‘Harami Nala’ around 6 am by BSF personnel who were patrolling in the area, a BSF official said. Some ice boxes, jerry cans and fishing nets were seized by the BSF personnel. However, the men on the boat managed to flee towards the Pakistan side.

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Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) induction into the Indian Army Aviation Corps (AAC) and Indian Air Force (IAF) has commenced. Defense PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) plans to ramp up its facilities in anticipation of the Production series order for the same in 2023, while the focus of its Aircraft Research & Design Centre (ARDC) division shifts toward the Indian Multi-Role Helicopter (IMRH) Program.

idrw.org has been told that IAF or AAC has not approached HAL for the development of a Heavy Combat Helicopter that is in the same as in Apache Class yet, but that has not stopped a few in ARDC to come up with possible concepts that can be on offer if there is a request for such a helicopter in the program in near future.

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SOURCE: PTI

India’s Mars Orbiter craft has run out of propellant and its battery drained beyond the safe limit, fuelling speculation that the country’s maiden interplanetary mission ‘Mangalyaan’ may have finally completed its long innings.

The Rs 450 crore Mars Orbiter Mission was launched onboard PSLV-C25 on November five, 2013, and the MOM spacecraft was successfully inserted into Martian orbit on September 24, 2014 in its first attempt.”Right now, there is no fuel left. The satellite battery has drained,” sources in the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) told PTI.

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SOURCE: ANI

In his maiden communication with the three defence forces, new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Anil Chauhan has asked the Army, Navy and Air Force to make a move ahead towards the creation of integrated theatre commands.

The CDS would also be visiting Jodhpur on October 3 to witness the induction of the Light Combat Helicopter into the Indian Air Force with Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari in his first visit outside Delhi after taking over his new office.The post of Chief of Defence Staff was created in 2019 and one of the top mandates was to create theatre commands to help Army, Navy and Air Force fight the next wars jointly.

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SOURCE: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told all ministers and secretaries not to ignore background notes or other communication shared by National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) and National Security Advisor (NSA), and to take them seriously, sources said on Sunday.

Stressing that while framing any policy, there is a need to look at it from India’s strategic point of view, Modi said there were instances when notes from the national security council were not given due importance.

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SOURCE: IANS

The Hyderabad police on Sunday busted a conspiracy to create terror and mayhem in the city through bombing attacks and lone-wolf attacks.

Three persons with links to the Pakistan’s ISI and LeT were arrested in this connection from Malakpet in the city, Hyderabad police said on Sunday. Along with arresting the three persons, identified as Identified as Abdul Zahed, Mohd Sameeuddin, and Maaz Hasan Farooq, the police siezed four hand grenades, a motorbike, and cash.

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SOURCE: PTI

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will induct on Monday the first batch of indigenously-developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), in a boost to its combat prowess as the multi-role platform is capable of firing a range of missiles and other weapons.

The LCH, developed by state-run aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), has been primarily designed for deployment in high-altitude regions. It will be inducted into the IAF inventory at a ceremony in Jodhpur in presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, officials said on Sunday.

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SOURCE: PTI

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Sunday said they are keeping a close watch on the activities of former terrorists who have been released from jails amid attempts by Pakistan-based handlers to recycle them into terrorism.

Singh also said several measures have been taken to counter the dropping of weapons and narcotics with the help of drones from across the border and more such measures are in the pipeline. “This (recycling of former terrorists) is not a problem related to the Jammu province alone. There are numerous examples where such terrorists (after their release from jails) became active again for a second time, a third time or even a fourth time in the valley, but most of them stand eliminated,” the police chief told reporters here.

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SOURCE: PTI

Favourable geology, open data access, supporting policy regime and ease of doing business were the major drivers to attract potential US players to invest in India’s energy and petroleum growth wave during a two-day investors meet held here.

The investors meet from September 28-29, showcasing the lucrative fiscal policies and conducive environment of energy and petroleum (E&P) sector, that has seen a paradigm shift in policies aimed at attracting investors for investment was organised by Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) and facilitated by Houston Consulate General of India.

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SOURCE: Times of Oman

Indian expatriates may soon have something to cheer as they may be able to use RuPay card and UPI Platform in Oman.

RuPay is an Indian multinational financial services and payment service system, conceived and launched by the National Payments Corporation of India in 2012. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is a system that powers multiple bank accounts into a single mobile application (of any participating bank), merging several banking features, seamless fund routing & merchant payments into one hood.

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SOURCE: ANI

Punjab Police busted Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) backed drone-based Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) terror module and apprehended two of its operatives from Chamkaur Sahib area, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab, Gaurav Yadav on Sunday. According to Punjab Police, the terror module is being operated by Canada-based terrorist/gangster Arshdeep Singh alias Arsh Dala, who is a close associate of KTF’s Canada-based chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

Those arrested have been identified as Veeja Singh alias Gagan alias Gaggu, a resident of Chand Nava village in Moga and Ranjodh Singh alias Jyoti, a resident of Ganji Gulab Singh Wala village in Moga. The Police also recovered two illegal weapons including a 0.22 bore revolver and 0.32 bore pistol along with 21 live cartridges from their possession.

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SOURCE: ANI

Indian Navy signed an agreement on White Shipping Information Exchange with the Royal New Zealand Navy to promote greater transparency in the Maritime Domain, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

The agreement was signed between Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar and Rear Admiral David Proctor, Chief of Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) during the former’s recent visit to the country. “In a milestone development, an Agreement on White Shipping Information Exchange was signed during this visit. Closer collaboration towards enhancing shared Maritime Domain Awareness is in keeping with convergent views of both countries with regard to promoting greater transparency in the maritime domain,” the Ministry of Defence said.

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SOURCE: PTI

Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit was behind the recent twin blasts in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur which were carried out ahead of high profile visit of the Union home minister to convey ‘all is not well’ in the Union Territory, DGP Dilbag Singh said on Sunday.

He said the case was cracked within three days with the arrest of a ‘recycled’ terrorist with five more improvised explosive devices in his possession, including three ready-to-use sticky bombs.

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