Britain`s ability to prevent terrorist attacks is hampered by outdated laws that are "no longer fit for purpose", a former MI5 chief said in an interview published on Sunday, as the government considers new powers to monitor the Internet.
National security is being "compromised" with a "fast-eroding" combat aircraft squadron strength of the Indian Air Force vis-a-vis the neighbouring countries, leading to a "very grim" situation, a parliamentary panel said on Monday.
The country's security situation against the backdrop of ceasefire violations by Pakistan and developments on China border are expected to discussed at the Combined Conference of the armed forces to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.
Terming the infiltration from Bangladesh as threat to national security and integrity, RSS leader J Nandkumar on Saturday said there was a need to raise social awareness about its ill effects on the economy and society.
Raking up Chinese incursion issue, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday attacked BJP over its "weak stand" on the national security, saying it had promised during the Lok Sabha polls that it will not tolerate any "misadventure" from neighbouring countries.
Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Rajiv Shukla on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring national security and focusing just on foreign tours and election campaigns in times of ceasefire violations by Pakistan.
President Barack Obama said Saturday the Qatari government had given the United States security guarantees over five Guantanamo Bay prisoners transferred to secure the release of a US soldier in Afghanistan.