Armed Rohingya men hack APBn man at Balukhali camp
An Armed Police Battalion (APBn) member was seriously injured after some armed Rohingya men attacked him at Balukhali Rohingya camp in Cox's Bazar Saturday during a drive. The injured, Abu Sayed, 22, has been stationed in Armed Police Battalion 14 (APBn 14), a specialised unit of police at the Rohingya camp. The incident took place at block D-5 of Balukhali Camp-7, said Additional Deputy Inspector General Syed Harunur Rashid, commanding officer of APBn 14. Acting on a tip-off, a team of police went to arrest someone called Zubair from the Rohingya camp. At this time, four to five armed Rohingya men, including Zubair's brother Sanaullah, attacked them with machetes, leaving Sayed critically injured, Harunur Rashid said. Read: 4 held over Tongi businessman murder Later, the APBn man was rushed to Kutupalong Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital. As his condition worsened, he was shifted to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital for better treatment. Law enforcers arrested a suspect involved in the attack and efforts are underway to arrest others, Harunur Rashid said.
Armed assailants kill 6 at Mexico rehab center
Six people were killed by armed assailants at a drug rehabilitation center in west Mexico's Jalisco state, authorities said Monday. Police arrived at the scene on Sunday after receiving emergency calls, but were unable to make any arrest. Read: 4 dead after sheriff’s office helicopter crash in New Mexico Witnesses told local media that hooded gunmen burst into the facility and opened fire. Jalisco state is one of the most violent areas in the country and a bastion of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel. ■
New locally developed military hardware for armed forces
In a move aimed at self-reliance in India’s defence manufacturing sector, defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday handed over to the armed forces locally developed military hardware including a smart air-launched weapon, anti-drone systems, and an advanced radar countermeasure system, officials familiar with the development said. The weapons and systems were developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation. READ: India bids emotional farewell to military chief Singh also handed over transfer of technology (ToT) agreements covering six systems, including the coastal surveillance radar, to seven public and private sector companies to bolster their defence manufacturing capabilities at an event organised as part of the countrywide celebrations to mark the 75th year of India’s Independence. This comes at a time when a time when the government is encouraging self-reliance is the defence sector through a slew of policy decisions. The notable systems handed over to the armed forces include the smart anti-airfield weapon (SAAW), which can target enemy airfield assets such as radars, bunkers, taxiways and runways; and counter-drone systems to swiftly detect, intercept, and destroy small drones that pose a security threat. SAAW has a range of 100km. The anti-drone system will give the military both “soft kill” and “hard kill” options to tackle the new and fast-emerging aerial threat, the officials said. The first refers to jamming the hostile drone, while the second involves a laser-based kill system. The drone threat was highlighted by the June 27 attack targeting the Jammu air force station, the first-ever offensive use of drones to hit an Indian military facility. READ: India orders tri-services probe into military chief's chopper crash The steps taken by the government to boost indigenisation include increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) from 49% to 74%, notifying two lists of 209 weapons and systems that cannot be imported and creating a separate budget for buying locally made military hardware. Singh identified the development of a hypersonic cruise missile as a key focus area.