Shishir Gupta

Author of Indian Mujahideen: The Enemy Within (2011, Hachette) and Himalayan Face-off: Chinese Assertion and Indian Riposte (2014, Hachette). Awarded K Subrahmanyam Prize for Strategic Studies in 2015 by Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA) and the 2011 Ben Gurion Prize by Israel.

Articles by Shishir Gupta

Killed Poonch terrorists are Pakistan nationals, waging jihad against India

All of them are around 23-25 years of age and are hardened veterans of jihad and may have operated across the Durand Line in Afghanistan.

The four heavily armed terrorists were killed by Indian forces at village Sindarah in the Rajouri-Poonch sector.
Published on Jul 19, 2023 01:59 PM IST

Army, JK police avenge May Poonch attacks, four LeT terrorists gunned down

The four slain terrorists are believed to be from a unit of 12 that has been operating in Poonch-Rajouri forests near Line of Control for the past 18 months.

According to national security planners, the identity of the killed terrorists is being ascertained through forensics and DNA.(PTI)
Published on Jul 19, 2023 07:02 AM IST

Terrorists from LeT unit behind attacks on army killed in Poonch

The four slain terrorists are believed to be from a unit of 12 that has been operating in the Poonch-Rajouri forests

The weapons recovered from the terrorists (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2023 12:47 AM IST

NIA attaches property of Arif Shaikh, key accused in 2022 D-company case

The NIA has attached a residential property of a key accused in a terror funding case related to Dawood Ibrahim, under the UAPA.

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim is a UN-designated global terrorist
Updated on Jul 17, 2023 07:11 PM IST

UAE President bets on the Indian economy and currency with Rupee-Dirham trade

India has quietly signed two long term LNG contracts with France and UAE for supply of 2 million metric tons of gas.

UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan ties an official COP 28 band with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Abu Dhabi on Saturday.(AFP)
Published on Jul 16, 2023 12:35 PM IST

India, UAE decide to settle trade in rupees

India and the UAE have signed agreements on trade settlement in national currencies and establishing a real-time link for cross-border transactions.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 16, 2023 04:36 AM IST

‘True Muslim rejects all forms of extremism’: Al-Issa at Jama Masjid

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa said Islam has no place for extremism and believes in protecting humanity as he delivered the 'Khutbah' at Jama Masjid.

Muslim World League secretary general Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al Issa speaks at Jama Masjid in New Delhi on Friday, (PTI)
Published on Jul 15, 2023 02:06 PM IST

India-France to produce subs and warships for export in Mumbai and Kolkata

As the acquisition of Rafale-M and three additional submarines are part of Defence Ministry’s processes, the two items were not included in the joint statement.

Big story French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 15, 2023 01:14 PM IST

France ready to offer naval SCALP missile with three Scorpene subs

The naval cruise missile has a range of 1000 kms after being launched from a Scorpene class submarine.

Big story Prime Minister Narendra Modi on INS Vikrant aircraft carrier.
Published on Jul 13, 2023 01:06 PM IST

France likely to have UPI system with India, first in Europe after Singapore

The India-France CEO forum has been reconstituted after five years and are meeting on July 14 in Paris.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Emmanuel Macron are having a private dinner on Thursday on eve of Bastille Day Parade.(@EmmanuelMacron)
Published on Jul 13, 2023 07:05 AM IST

UPI launch, clean energy on the table during PM Modi’s France visit

India and France are set to cooperate in various sectors including the digital economy, manufacturing, and clean energy.

PM Narendra Modi and France president Emmanuel Macron(File)
Updated on Jul 13, 2023 02:30 PM IST

Why is the visit of Muslim World League's Sheikh al-Issa to India important?

Sheikh Issa visit is very significant as he is close to Saudi Crown Prince MBS and represents the reformative phase of Islam in the Royal Kingdom.

Muslim World League Secretary General Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al Issa met PM Modi.
Published on Jul 12, 2023 12:11 PM IST

PM Modi in Abu Dhabi on July 15 to complete the India-France-UAE triad

PM Modi will be hosted by UAE ruler and President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan with India-France-UAE part of the trilateral cooperation initiative.

PM Modi will make a stop-over at Abu Dhabi to meet President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to further cement bilateral ties with UAE.
Published on Jul 12, 2023 08:58 AM IST

‘Islam occupies unique position among religious groups in India’: NSA Doval

Ajit Doval said India has been a melting pot of cultures and religions that have co-existed in harmony for centuries.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval being felicitated by Saudi Arabia leader and Muslim World League Secretary General Sheikh Dr Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa during an event, at the India Islamic Cultural Centre in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Jul 11, 2023 04:19 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Indian Navy to get 26 Rafale-M fighters and three attack submarines from France

PM Modi will sign acquisition of 26 Rafale-Marine fighters for INS Vikrant and 3 additional Kalveri class submarines to be built at Mumbai's Mazagon Dockyards.

File photo of Rafale Marine fighter taking off from an aircraft carrier.
Published on Jul 10, 2023 07:26 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Will Goldman Sachs' prediction on the Indian economy come true?

Goldman Sachs Research said India will become the world’s second-largest economy by 2075.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 05:33 PM IST

Indian diplomats in US, UK and Canada brace for the Khalistan rallies on July 8

Indian diplomatic premises in US, UK and Canada have been declared as “warzones” by Khalistanis for the rally to protest against murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

A pro-Khalistan poster threatening Indian diplomats in Canada in front of the Bharat Mata Mandir in the Greater Toronto Area on Friday.
Published on Jul 08, 2023 09:47 AM IST
By, New Delhi

President Macron to host ceremonial dinner at iconic Louvre Museum on July 14

French President Emmanuel Macron will show PM Modi the Louvre Museum and the two may get photographed with its most famous resident—Mona Lisa.

File Photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron at Elysee Palace.
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 07:32 AM IST

Muslim World League's Al-Issa to meet Jaishankar, Doval during India visit

The former Saudi minister for justice will hold discussions with top government officials and promote inter-faith dialogue and religious tolerance.

Muslim World League Secretary General Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa.
Published on Jul 07, 2023 03:05 PM IST

NSA Ajit Doval to raise Khalistan issue with his UK counterpart Tim Barrow

Doval is likely to seek guarantees on the protection for Indian diplomats in UK, as well as surety on non-violation of Indian diplomatic premises by extremists.

National Security Advisor chief Ajit Doval addresses at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Memorial Lecture organised by ASSOCHAM.(ANI)
Published on Jul 07, 2023 06:47 AM IST

PM Modi to inaugurate wildlife-friendly highway projects in Chhattisgarh

PM Modi will inaugurate the construction of three National Highway projects in Chhattisgarh, including a 2.8 km long tunnel with animal passes.

The 6-lane Greenfield Raipur - Visakhapatnam corridor will have animal passes.
Published on Jul 06, 2023 03:58 PM IST

Canadian political leadership silent on ‘K’ word, Indian diplomats get security

Modi government has conveyed to Canada, UK and Germany that bilateral ties will be affected if India is targeted by Khalistan extremists in their countries.

The sudden spurt in separatist movement in Canada, UK, US and Germany is due to rising insecurity among the proponents of Khalistan
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 09:13 AM IST

French President Macron's advisor in Delhi, to hold talks with Ajit Doval

Emmanuel Bonne, diplomatic advisor to French President, will hold extensive talks with NSA Ajit Doval to firm up the agenda of PM Modi's visit to France.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to France on July 13-14 at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron.
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 07:32 AM IST
By, New Delhi

PM Modi's mega development push during trailblazing 4-state tour on July 7-8

Three out of four states PM Modi will be touring in these two days, go to polls later this year.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, which go to poll at the end of this year. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 04, 2023 09:11 PM IST

India demarches Canada, warns against desecration of Indian flag by extremists

India asked Trudeau government to take strong measures to prevent the protestors from gathering close to missions and consulates, desecrating the Indian flag.

The protests are being organized by US-based proscribed organisation SFJ,(File)
Updated on Jul 04, 2023 08:31 AM IST
By, New Delhi

India to demarche Canada on Khalistanis targeting Indian diplomats

The poster for the protest rally in Toronto names Indian high commissioner Sanjay Kumar Verma and Consul General of India Apoorva Srivastava in Toronto.

Big story Khalistan extremists are taking out protest rallies on July 8 in Toronto and Vancouver
Updated on Jul 03, 2023 09:11 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ahead of PM Modi’s visit, France offers to co-develop engine for combat jets

The Emmanuel Macron government gave green signal to Safran to jointly design, develop, test, manufacture and certify an engine that will power India’s AMCA.

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi before a meeting at the Chateau of Chantilly, near Paris, France in August 2019(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 02, 2023 10:31 AM IST
By, New Delhi

PM Modi to review cybersecurity, enemy threat to India's critical infrastructure

Although India and US have joined hands to counter the cyber-threat challenge, the Chinese threat poses a clear and present danger to vital infrastructure.

Big story Cyber threat to India from arch-rivals is manifolds higher than even estimated.
Published on Jun 30, 2023 10:51 AM IST

10 facts about India's MQ9B predator drones deal

As even China does not posses a high altitude long endurance drone, all efforts will be made to scuttle the deal.

India will acquire MQ 9B Predator drone from the US.
Updated on Jun 29, 2023 10:01 PM IST

IAF elated over F-414 engine deal, poses questions on Chinese jet engines

Described as Doval Deal by US Defence Secretary Llyod Austin, the F-414 is a high performance proven engine as compared to indigenous Chinese WS-10 engine.

PM Narendra Modi at Capitol Hill on June 22.
Updated on Jun 29, 2023 11:58 AM IST
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