What the attacks against minorities in Kashmir reveal 

Synopsis: Reasons behind recent terrorist attacks in Kashmir, challenges involved and the future course of action. Introduction  The targeted terror attacks against minorities in Kashmir indicate a dangerous move. Sikhs and Hindus were identified and shot for being who they are. It also led to Muslim casualties. The purpose was to spread terror, threating minorities… Continue reading What the attacks against minorities in Kashmir reveal 

Union Minister of Home Affairs chairs review meeting in New Delhi on Left Wing Extremism

What is the News? The Union Minister of Home Affairs chaired a review meeting on Left Wing Extremism in New Delhi. What is Left Wing Extremism? LWE organizations are the groups that try to bring change through violent revolution. They are against democratic institutions and use violence to subvert the democratic processes at the ground… Continue reading Union Minister of Home Affairs chairs review meeting in New Delhi on Left Wing Extremism

Pegasus spyware issue – Explained, pointwise

Introduction Recently, a global collaborative investigative effort, titled the Pegasus project, revealed that Israeli company NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware targeted over 300 mobile phone numbers in India. As per reports, at least 40 journalists, Cabinet Ministers, and holders of constitutional positions were possibly subjected to surveillance. The reports are based on a leaked global database… Continue reading Pegasus spyware issue – Explained, pointwise

Infodemic due to Top down Misinformation

Synopsis: Domestic political actors are major source of false or misleading information about the coronavirus which is concerning many Indians.  What is infodemic, disinformation, misinformation and fake news?  Misinformation : It refers to information that is false or inaccurate, and is often spread widely with others, regardless of an intent to deceive.  Infodemic: It is an immense wave of information that includes false and misleading… Continue reading Infodemic due to Top down Misinformation

CDS to chair meet on theatre commands

Context: Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen. Bipin Rawat is scheduled to chair a meeting with the Vice-Chiefs of the three services, the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, and the representatives from the Ministries of Defence, Home and Finance. This meeting is part of a broad plan to create four integrated tri-service (theatre) commands.  What is a theatre command?  A theatre command is a military structure wherein all the assets… Continue reading CDS to chair meet on theatre commands