External Security Current Affairs - 2020

Steps to Address Cross-Border Infiltration

The cross-border infiltration and illegal immigration are posing serious security threats to both internal and external security. The government has undertaken following steps to arrest the cross-border infiltration: Multipronged approach to check infiltration by patrolling; sharing of intelligence and conduct of joint operations; erection of border fencing; installation of border floodlights; use of watercrafts/boats and Read More…

Government reconstitutes Security Policy Group under NSA to assist National Security Council

Union Government has reconstituted Security Policy Group (SPG) under chairmanship of National Security Advisor to assist National Security Council (NSC) in strategising on matters dealing with external, internal and economic security of the country. Security Policy Group (SPG) SPG will be principal mechanism for inter-ministerial coordination and integration of relevant inputs in the formulation of Read More…

Fact Box: India-China Border Dispute

Indian and Chinese troops are facing off once again in Sikkim at Doko-La (or Donglong, as the Chinese call it), which lies at the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan. There have been growing tensions between India and China. The current confrontation, however, shows signs of escalating. Both countries have upped the ante and deployed Read More…

Anil Dhasmana appointed as new chief of Research and Analysis Wing

The Union Government has appointed senior IPS officer Anil Dhasmana as new chief of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India’s external intelligence agency.  He succeeds Rajinder Khanna who completes his two year tenure on 31 December 2016. He will have tenure of 2 years. About Anil Dhasmana  He is a 1981-batch IPS officer of the Read More…

Seychelles government allows India to build Naval Base on its Assumption Island

Seychelles government allowed India to build its first Naval Base on the Assumption Island in the Indian Ocean region (IOR) as a joint project between both countries. In this regard, Seychelles government has allocated a plot of land on in its Assumption Island which will help to enhance mutual security along our western seaboard in Read More…