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Intelligence Agencies

Pak ISI Chief Hosts Security Meeting On Afghanistan With Intel Heads Of China, Iran

Sep 12, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed, discussed the issue of Afghanistan with intelligence heads of China, Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan in Islamabad

Kerala, Tamil Nadu On High Alert Following Intel Input On Possible Drone Attack: Report

Jul 04, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The Central intelligence agencies have asked the state police of both Kerala and Tamil Nadu to be prepared.

Was Galwan Valley Clash Failure Of Intelligence Management Or A Decision Making Debacle?

Why are we merely content with uttering clichés on heroism of soldiers after their deaths and do nothing substantial towards intelligence-led preventive action? writes Vappala Balachandran.

Intelligence Should Not Be Used For Publicity

Jun 03, 2020

The publicity of 'Musharraf Tapes' in 1999, which were 'unprocessed' intelligence and would reveal the source, was touted as a diplomatic triumph. But what followed was that the source had dried up immediately.

Who Is Responsible For Crimes Committed By 'Patriotic Gangsters', Who Help Intelligence Agencies

It is true that criminals are used by intelligence and crime agencies all over the world to collect information. However, checking them not to exceed their brief is the most difficult responsibility, writes Vappala Balachandran.

07 January, 2020

Pakistani Writer Says Security Agents Confiscated His Novel On General Zia Ul Haq

Associated Press (AP)

Hanif's Karachi publisher had released the Urdu translation of 'A Case Of Exploding Mangoes' last October.

26 December, 2019

Why Intelligence Support to Armed Combat Forces is Crucial

Established protocols on relationship between the armed forces and intelligence agencies should not be tinkered with, unless approved after careful deliberation.

26 June, 2019

There Was No Intelligence Failure In Pulwama Attack: Govt Tells Parliament

Outlook Web Bureau

On 14 February this year, 40 Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) personnel were killed in a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) orchestrated terror attack in South Kashmir's Pulwama district.

03 March, 2019

Intelligence Agencies Trying To Ascertain Reports On Jaish Chief Masood Azhar's Death

Outlook Web Bureau

A resident of Bahawalpur in Pakistan's Punjab province, Azhar formed the Jaish-e-Mohammed in 2000.

10 October, 2018

Pakistan's Spy Agency Gets New Boss, Lt Gen Asim Munir Appointed Head Of ISI

Outlook Web Bureau

Munir, who previously served as the head of the Military Intelligence (MI), was recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General by the Army Promotion Board headed by Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.

07 April, 2018

Goa Issues Alert After Intelligence Input On Terrorists Using Sea Route To Arrive In India

Outlook Web Bureau

“The alert is not specific to Goa. It can be even to Mumbai or Gujarat coast."


14 February, 2018

Army Officer Of Lieutenant Colonel Rank Detained Over ISI 'Honey Trap' Suspicion

Outlook Web Bureau

The officer in question is currently posted at Army base workshop and was on radar following a major financial transaction

09 February, 2018

IAF Group Captain Arrested For Leaking Classified Documents To ISI Agent Masquerading As Woman On Facebook

Outlook Web Bureau

The ISI agents had made fake profiles as women on Facebook and befriended the officer there.

18 January, 2018

Former CIA Officer Who Allegedly Compromised Chinese Informants Arrested in US

Outlook Web Bureau

He worked for the CIA between 1994 and 2007 as a case officer

04 December, 2017

'Act Against Terrorist Safe Havens Or We Will', CIA Warns Pakistan Ahead Of Mattis Visit

Outlook Web Bureau

The warning comes as Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is scheduled to arrive in Islamabad on Monday

02 November, 2017

Found In Osama Bin Laden’s Computer – An Adorable Viral Video Known As ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’, ‘Story Of India’ And Porn

Outlook Web Bureau

It is the fourth tranche of materials taken from the walled compound where bin Laden and his family lived to be made public by the U.S. government since May 2015.

03 October, 2017

Pulling Out Of Paris Agreement Isolates The US As A Pariah State That Refuses To Participate In International Efforts: Noam Chomsky

David Barsamian

Noam Chomsky on the Trump Presidency and how to further enrich “The Masters of the Universe”


20 September, 2017

US' NSA Knew About India's Secret Missile Projects: Edward Snowden's Documents

Outlook Web Bureau

The Intercept claimed that the NSA also obtained “significant intelligence” about other bombs India possessed at the time.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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