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LeT terrorist killed in Kashmir

Posted in counterterrorism with tags , on September 4, 2009 by admin

The gunfight in Reasi’s Jammalan forest area, 150 km from here, started after security forces got a tip-off about a group of LeT militants hiding in the area. The area was cordoned off and contact with the militants was established Friday morning leading to the exchange of fire, an official said.The militant who has been killed has been identified as Abu Jindal, he said, adding that the operation is on.

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US Govt accuses Pakistan of modifying US-made missiles

Posted in counterterrorism, foreign policy with tags , , , , , on August 29, 2009 by admin

White House claims Pakistan modified U.S.-made missiles: report – washingtonpost.com

The Obama administration has accused Pakistan of illegally modifying U.S.-made missiles to expand its ability to hit land-based targets, which would constitute a threat to India, The New York Times reported in Sunday editions.
Citing senior administration and Congressional officials, the Times said the charge came in late June through an unpublicized diplomatic protest to Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and other top Pakistani officials.
The accusation, made amid growing concerns about Pakistan’s increasingly rapid conventional and nuclear weapons development, triggered a new round of U.S.-Pakistani tensions, the report added.

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2,384 imprisoned in India on terror charges: Govt

Posted in arrested terrorists, counterterrorism with tags , , , , , on August 28, 2009 by admin

108 foreign terrorists held in Kashmir are in Indian jails

There are 108 foreign militants – 97 Pakistanis, nine Afghans and one each from Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh – lodged in various Indian jails after their arrest in Jammu and Kashmir on terrorism related charges, according to the state’s home department.

Contradictory to separatist leaders’ claims that 6,200 people arrested on militancy related charges are in prisons within and outside Jammu and Kashmir, the government says that a total of 2,384 people are imprisoned in the state for terror charges while 65 are jailed outside the state for similar reasons.

India reviews potential threats to its stability

Posted in terrorist attacks, violence with tags , , , , on August 27, 2009 by admin

Indian interests in regional security @ The Hindu

The biggest threat to regional stability originates from Afghanistan in the activities of radical extremists and drug traffickers.

Islamic radicalism and its manifestations of separatism and extremism justifying terrorist methods of conflict add to the potential for instability in Central Asia. At the same time, a high level of strategic uncertainty has also appeared in the region, stemming, paradoxically, from big power rivalries, given the significant increase in its importance as a major source of petroleum resources and as an alternative to the volatile Middle East and Caspian regions.