A high-level meeting chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday decided to strengthen the human intelligence network in Maoist-hit areas to minimise casualties of security forces engaged in anti-Naxal operations.
A 32-year-old battle-hardened Maoist commander has emerged as the likely mastermind behind the massacre of 25 CRPF troopers in Chhattishgarh, police said on Wednesday, as the focus shifted to repeated intelligence failures that have led to severe losses for security forces battling rebels in the hotbed of Left-wing insurgency.
Chhattisgarh is on high alert after the brutal Naxal attack killed at least 25 paramilitary personnel on Monday. The attack that is said to be the worst in the last seven years, took place between the Burkapal-Chintagufa areas in the Maoist centre of Bastar.
After a crowd of at least 300 Naxals closed in on paramilitary commandos, ambushing them in the thick forest of Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, the Air Force swooped in to help, with its helicopters landing in the heart of a Maoist stronghold, despite concerns of the insurgents opening fire.
India on Thursday dismissed China’s act of giving its own names to six places in Arunachal Pradesh, saying “it doesn’t make illegally held territory legal”.
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The New Look Strategic Partnership Policy document on Defence Manufacturing, likely to be released anytime soon, will encourage competition and fulfill the objective of turning India into a global defence manufacturing hub in line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India initiative.
The sixth in the series of Army-Academia Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) was signed on Tuesday between the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras or IIT Madras and the Indian Army with the aim to find indigenised technologoical solutions for modernising military capabilities