CJI watching, Pm seeks balance, limits

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed the need on Sunday to ensure the balance between the Judiciary, Legislature and Executive, and urged the three organs to work together to fulfill the wishes of people while remaining within their limits.

Talks don’t mean a halt in operations: kashmir Corps Commander

Laying to rest speculation that counter-terrorism operations by security forces may be put on hold following the appointment of Dineshwar Sharma as a special representative to hold talks on kashmir, Lt. General J S Sandhu, the GOC of Srinagar based 15 corps, has said that 'dialogue and operations will continue concurrently'.

PM recalls 26/11 sacrifices, calls for united fight against terror

Terrorism is the biggest threat to democracies across the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on ninth anniversary of the 26/11 attacks while recalling sacrifices of citizens during the attacks.

As NSCN (IM) deal nears fruition, why three Northeastern states are agitated

With the possibility of New Delhi concluding a final agreement with the NSCN (IM) before Christmas have arised fresh apprehansions in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur that large chunks of their territories may be lost to a 'Greater Nagalim'.


Lessons Unlearnt

Its been nine years since the Mumbai terror attacks of 26/11 passed by. Nine years should be enough for a country to learn from the mistakes and develop in the required sectors. However, this is not the case so. The 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks caused by holes in the politics and public discourse of India- one it led to the distillation of the public frustration for the police as well as the intelligence services. They expressed their anger and rage towards these sectors failing to perform their duties well and protect the citizens. the attacks highlighted the incapability and the grim situation of lack of resources of the intelligence wing of India. During the time when 26/11 occurred, Indian intelligence wing was around 30% low in officially sanctioned staffing levels. There was a shortage of language specialists, area specialists and especially technological experts in intelligence during that time. This shows how much India needs to develop its forces to have a strong grip on preventing terror activities. Even in the present situation, there is a dearth of manpower and resources. Secondly, the relationship between India and Pakistan seemed draught and fragile. The growing cross-border breaches and attacks is a highlight of this point. India now needs to pull up its boots and develop the sectors for a better security force. Only then it can tackle the terrorism threats like another 26/11.

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