India: 3 officials killed in PPIED blast in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum

Three jawans of the Jharkhand Jaguar of State Police were reportedly killed and two others were critically injured after a pressure [plate] Improvised explosive device (PPIED) blast took place in the forest area of Hoyahatu village in West Singhbhum, Jharkhand, Read More …

India: Villager injured in IED blast in Bijapur district

A 26-year-old man was injured when a pressure improvised explosive device (IED) planted by Naxals exploded in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district on Tuesday, police said. The blast occurred near Edasmeta hill under Gangaloor police station area when Ramesh Hemla and Read More …

Jammu and Kashmir: Militant Trying To Sneak Into J&K Killed

An unidentified militant on Tuesday was killed while trying to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir through Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, officials said Tuesday. According to official sources, the security forces noticed the movement of a group of Read More …

Guard unit that lost EOD troop in Afghanistan faced ‘funding constraints’ and ‘time-consuming request process’

An investigation into the 2018 death of an Army EOD tech in Helmand province, Afghanistan, found that his unit faced equipping and funding issues prior to deployment, but the company command team went to great lengths to resolve those problems before arriving downrange. Read More …

Fourth industrial revolution driving the sophistication of IEDs

The fourth industrial revolution (IR) has bought about cyber-physical systems that are changing the landscape of war between state and non-state actors. Smart robotics, autonomous vehicles, materials that are lighter and tougher mean that for the first time non-state adversaries Read More …

11 Taliban militants killed, 2 suicide vests, house-borne IED destroyed in Kunduz

At least 11 Taliban militants were killed, 2 suicide bombing vests and a house-borne Improvised Explosive Device were destroyed during the operations of Afghan Special Forces and airstrike in northern Kunduz province. According to informed military sources, the Afghan Special Read More …