The Union government blocked 14 mobile messenger applications which were reportedly being used by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir to receive messages from Pakistan. The banned messenger apps include Crypviser, Enigma, Safeswiss, Wickrme, Mediafire, Briar, BChat, Nandbox, Conion, IMO, Element, Second line, Zangi and Threema, confirmed sources.The Indian government has been cracking down on mobile applications that pose a threat to national… read-more
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The Indian Army is set to have two new regiments of the Akash Prime missile air defence system. The proposal is currently at an advanced stage. This comes as a big boost in the Indian military's ability to shoot down incoming missiles and drones from external forces. This announcement comes after the army's western and south western commands conducted test firings of the currently existing Akash missiles.
Defence Secretary Rajnath Singh has said that the 1971 War was the finest example of the whole-of-government approach. In his address at the PC Lal Memorial Lecture in Delhi, he stressed, "The 1971 war is the finest example of the whole-of-government approach, not only for the armed forces, but also for national security." Air Force Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari was also in attendance at the PC Memorial Lecture.
The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur, has warned of strict action against the YouTube channels that are found spreading what he describes as "misinformation." "Central government has blocked sixteen for spreading false, unverified information to create panic," he shared, adding that the administration would continue taking such measures. He justified the move by claiming that the government is taking such steps… read-more
China and the Solomon Islands have signed a military agreement amid security risks. Under the agreement, Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokesperson shared, China would work in cooperation with Honiara to maintain the social order, help tackle natural calamities and to protect national security. Australia and New Zealand have been concerned about China's growing military influence. Australia fears that China could even build a naval base in the… read-more