Cross Border Insolvency

Context: The Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to recommend amendments to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code of India, 2016,  has submitted its 2nd Report to the Government, which deals with cross border insolvency. The ILC has recommended the adoption of  the UNCITRAL Model Law of Cross Border Read More …

Chinese intrusions declined by 10% this year, says official

Context: There has been a 10% decline in the number of Chinese transgressions this year. Highlights The presence of Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has also reduced by around 30%.  The manpower has been substituted with powerful surveillance equipment. Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre Read More …

The wrong reform

Context: There was a time when the Indian Army’s structural and organisational changes took place under considerable secrecy. No longer. Every other day, ill-informed reports appear, mostly authored by writers who may never have understood the legitimacy and time-tested standing of some organisations, ranks and appointments, which contribute to the Read More …

Shekatkar committee

Context: The government recently reviewed the implementation of ambitious reform initiative for the Indian Army based on recommendations of a committee headed by Lt Gen (retd) DB Shekatkar. Shekatkar Committee was tasked with suggesting steps to enhance combat capability of the armed forces. Measures as recommended by the Committee and taken up Read More …

Manipur People’s Protection Bill, 2018

Context: The Manipur People’s Protection Bill, 2018 seeks to regulate the entry and exit of “outsiders” on the lines of the British-era inner-line permit system prevalent in three other north-eastern states: Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland. The bill sets 1951 as the base year to identify locals and prevent an influx of outsiders. According to Read More …

Social Media Communications Hub

Context: A Supreme Court Bench has taken up a petition by Trinamool Congress legislator challenging a proposed move by the Centre to set up a Social Media Communications Hub. The court sent notice to the government and observed that “we will be moving to a surveillance state” if every tweet Read More …

Manipur, where incursions by Myanmar soldiers are on the rise

Context: Border disputes in the northeast are usually associated with China’s claim on Arunachal Pradesh and alleged intrusion by Chinese soldiers. The 1,643-km border with Myanmar along Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram often has more to do with smuggling of drugs, gold and wildlife body parts, as well as raids by Read More …

Bastariya Battalion and Salwa Judum

Context: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will attend the commissioning in Raipur of the ‘Bastariya’ battalion of the CRPF, formed with more than 534 tribal youth from Chhattisgarh. More about the Bastariya Battalion The squad has 33% representation of women with 189 mahila constables. The new battalion has been numbered 241. The Read More …

The cost of deterrence

Context: Earlier this month, India marked the 20th anniversary of the nuclear tests at Pokhran, which signalled its de facto status as the sixth nuclear power nation of the world. On May 28, 1998, just a fortnight after India’s tests, Pakistan responded with a similar nuclear test, marking its emergence Read More …

BSF is the first wall of Defence

Context: The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh presented the Police Medals for Gallantry and Meritorious Services to the BSF personnel at an Investiture Ceremony. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rajnath Singh said that the country is proud of the sacrifices made by the Security Forces while defending the country. Read More …