Daily Defence Current Affairs 9 February 2022
CSL Delivers 3 Floating Border Out-post Vessels To BSF
- The Cochin Shipyard Limited delivered the three Floating Border Out-Post (FBOPs) vessels to the Border Security Force.
- With this, the Shipyard has delivered six vessels out of nine FBOPs being built for the BSF.
- The vessels will act as a floating base for the flotilla of fast patrol boats and will supply petrol, freshwater.
- About BSF:
- The BSF was raised in 1965, after the India-Pakistan war.
- BSF comes under the control of MHA.
- The 2.65-lakh force is deployed along the Pakistan and Bangladesh borders.
- It has an air wing, marine wing, an artillery regiment, and commando units.
- BSF has been defending Sir Creek in the Arabian Sea and Sundarban delta in the Bay of Bengal.
PVC Sanjay Kumar Posted as Instructor At NDA
- Sub Sanjay Kumar PVC of 13 JAK RIF posted as Instructor at National Defence Academy is a role model for cadets & has been promoted to the rank of ‘Subedar Major’ today by Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor Commandant NDA.
NSG Commandos Undergo Training from Greyhounds
- India’s elite special operations force National Security Guard (NSG) has begun training with the anti-Naxal force, the Greyhounds, which best specialises in jungle warfare.
- NSG commandos are being trained in a restricted area in Hyderabad.
- For jungle operations, the NSG was used in search of Veerappan in 2002.
- The term Naxalism derives its name from the village Naxalbari of West Bengal.
- It originated as a rebellion against local landlords who bashed a peasant over a land dispute in 1967.
- Started in West Bengal, the movement has spread across Eastern India; in less developed areas of states such as Chhattisgarh, Odisha & Andhra Pradesh.
- Tribal discontent: The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
- Massive displacement
- Gaps in the socio-economic system of the country.
- No Follow-Up from administration
- Confusion over tackling Naxalism as a social issue or as a security threat.
- State governments consider Naxalism as the central gov. issue.
- Steps taken by the Government:
- Operation Green Hunt: It was started in 2010 & massive deployment of security forces was done in the Naxal-affected areas.
- ‘Relief and Rehabilitation Policy’.
- Aspirational Districts Programme
- Andhra Police rose ‘Greyhounds’; special forces to deal with Naxalism in the state.
- The NSG is a counter-terrorism unit that formally came into existence in 1986 by an act of Parliament- ‘National Security Guard Act, 1986’.
- The idea behind raising such force came in the aftermath of Operation Blue Star in 1984, the Akshardham Temple attack & the assassination of former PM Indira Gandhi.
- It operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
- The NSG has two complementary elements in the form of:
- Special Action Group (SAG) comprising of the Army personnel- is the main offensive or the strike wing of the NSG, and
- Special Ranger Groups (SRG) comprising of personnel drawn from the Central Armed Police Forces/State Police Forces. They generally handle VIP securities.
- The head of NSG- designated as Director General is selected & appointed by the MHA.
- The motto of Sarvatra, Sarvottam, Suraksha.
- Often referred to in the media as Black Cat Commandos.
Central Media Accreditation Guidelines-2022
- Central government released “Central Media Accreditation Guidelines-2022”.
- As per guidelines, accreditation will be suspended or withdrawn, in case of journalist acts in a manner prejudicial to India’s security, sovereignty & integrity, public order, friendly relations with foreign States, or if journalist is charged with any serious cognisable offence.
- Accreditation can also be withdrawn or suspended, if their actions are prejudicial to decency, morality, defamation, or incitement to an offence or in relation to contempt of court.
- In the case of digital news publishers, general terms of accreditation would apply.
- What is media accreditation?
- Accreditation means recognition of news media representatives by the GOI. Media accreditation is done for purpose of accessing sources of information in Government & written or pictorial news materials, released by the PIB or other agencies of the Government.
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