Two arrested for theft of INS Vikrant computer hardware
Sumit Kumar Singh of Bihar and Daya Ram of Rajasthan are arrested for stealing computer hardware from INS Vikrant, India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC). The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has conducted polygraph (lie detection) tests on the two, the results of which indicate the reason of the theft to be for monetary gain. The case is likely to be handed over to the Kerala police as the intention has not been to wage war against the nation, until further investigated proof.
Indian navy to hold passex exercises with Russia in Bay of Bengal on September 4-5
The passex or passage exercises to be held earlier was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is being hosted by the Indian Navy in Bay of Bengal. The exercises, Indra Navy 2020 were proposed by the Russian Navy to be contactless and with the focus to maintain the continuity engagements between the two. The motto is to increase interoperability between both the navies.
Russia will be deploying– two destroyers, Admiral Vinogradov and Admiral Tributs and Tanker Boris Butoma while India will deploy its destroyer-Ranvijay, frigate-Sahyadri, corvette-Kiltan and Tanker-Shakti. The exercise will take place at the same location where the Indian Navy and USS Nimitz, one of the largest warships in the world had Passex exercises more than a month ago.
Situation along LAC ‘slightly’ tense
Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane had visited the LAC (Line of Actual Control) and reports the situation to have turned slightly tensed after the PLA troops’ move near the Pangong Lake. The soldiers are tremendously motivated and the army is taking precautionary measures for safety and security. High level talks between the superiors of military and diplomatic level are being conducted to attain peace out of the situation.
The Special Frontier Force (SFF) heading to the China border were given a warm welcome by the local Tibetan community. The emotional crowd were proud of the soldiers being deployed by the Indian army against China. They firmly believe the capability of the soldiers, especially in the mountains. The SFF is one of the mysterious armed units of the Cabinet.
Pakistani terror groups in J&K asked to launch attack on Anti-China protest
A recent intelligence input revealed that ISI has given instructions to the separatist militant group Hizbul Mujahedeen to launch terror attacks on anti-China protest, in Jammu and Kashmir. The indication of the input reveals that Pakistan based Hizbul Mujahedeen is planning to target BJP leaders in Kashmir for organizing protest march against Chinese attack in Galwan valley, Ladakh. The intelligence agency also reveals that Hijbul Mujahedeen has launched a mission called “clean out ” under which anyone who joins BJP in Kashmir are subjected to their target.
India paves the way for return of 410 Pakistani Hindus stranded across the border
According to an office memorandum issued by Union Ministry of Home Affairs, the Indian government has extended the term of the NORI (No Objection to Return to India) visas issued to at least 410 Pakistani Hindu immigrants– who were living in India on long-term visas (LTV) before their intended short-trip to Pakistan earlier this year left them abandoned due to the travel restrictions imposed due to the outbreak of Covid-19—to facilitate their return to India. The term of the lapsed NORI visas of such migrants will be treated as deemed extended for a period up to 15 days from the date of lifting of such travel restrictions by the government of India. HT has seen the memorandums sent by the MHA to the external affairs ministry (MEA) and to the additional director of the Bureau of Immigration on July 31, paving the way for the return of such immigrants to India.