Pakistan set to execute 500 convicted terrorists in coming weeks Pakistan plans to execute as many as 500 people who have been convicted of terrorism in the coming weeks, following a recent order by Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to lift the death penalty moratorium in the country; their appeals have been turned down by the president.
26/11 Mumbai terror attack: spy data failed to halt the terror attack The 26/11 Mumbai attacks happened as a result of one of the "most devastating near-misses in the history of spycraft" in which the US, British and Indian spy agencies failed to pull together all the strands gathered by their high-tech surveillance to thwart the assault on India's financial capital, according to an investigative report said.
The US has opted to only hire American citizens for supervisory positions in its embassies in Russia, and subject them to a “thorough background check”, which will reduce its reliance on Russian staff. Experts believe the move reflects growing suspicion towards Russian citizens and is aimed at creating an agent network within the embassy.
Russia and India are currently in talks to finalize a deal for the production of Russian helicopters in India. The helicopters will be used to cater to the requirements of the Indian armed forces and only after that will exports happen, according to the statement of unnamed officials from the Russian embassy.