Space Command for US Military

Space Command for US Military

Recently, US government ordered the creation of “Space Command“ which will have overall control over military’s space operation. About: • Space command will be sixth branch of USA military that would focus on all matters off-world from procuring military satellites to Defending USA spacecrafts in orbits from attack. Role of Space in Military Operations: •…

Border Guarding Forces

Border Guarding Forces

214th Report on ‘Working Conditions in Border Guarding Forces is released. About: • A committee headed by P. Chidambaram presented its Report on Working Conditions in Border Guarding Forces (Assam Rifles, Sashastra Seema Bal, Indo Tibetan Border Police and Border Security Force), to the Rajya Sabha. • Out of the seven Central Armed Police Forces…

Terrorism in India

Terrorism in India

26th November 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Mumbai terrorist attacks. About: • India observed the 10th anniversary of the ghastly Mumbai terror attack on 26 November 2008 (or 26/11 attacks), which resulted in more than 150 fatalities and over 600 injuries. • Also, 13th December 2001, marks the 17th anniversary of the attack…

INS Arihant Completes India’s Nuclear Triad

INS Arihant Completes India’s Nuclear Triad

With the completion of INS Arihant’s first patrol, India officially declared its nuclear triad complete. About: • INS Arihant, India’s first nuclear ballistic missile submarine completed its first deterrence patrol. • It was quietly commissioned in 2016 itself, but it was officially acknowledged only now. INS Arihant: • INS Arihant is first of the Arihant class…

Indo-Pacific : The New Geo Political Construct

Indo-Pacific : The New Geo Political Construct

INDO- PACIFIC has emerged as the new diplomatic buzzword in recent years, replacing the term Asia Pacific. Why Indo Pacific is in News? • India Mentions the term: In June 2018, the Indian Prime Minister, in his Shangri-La dialogue address, held that India is committed to a “free, open, transparent, rules-based, peaceful, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific,…

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Internal Security Challenges

Internal Security Challenges

The multifarious threats to the Internal Security of India are purportedly showing signs of resurgence as per recent events. About: Recent events in news have brought the multifarious internal security threat again in limelight, as follows: Recent Naxal attack in Chattisgarh just before State assembly elections. Also,  Grenade attack in Amritsar during a religious ceremony in Nirankari Bhawan, seen by some as…

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e-Sahaj Portal for security clearance

e-Sahaj Portal for security clearance

 Union Home Secretary launches ‘e-Sahaj’ portal for grant of Security Clearance  About: Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has launched e-Sahaj portal to facilitate individuals and private companies in seeking security clearance for setting up business in certain sensitive sectors like civil aviation. E-Sahaj Portal Benefits: The portal will facilitate an applicant to submit application…