The belief that there is no internationally accepted definition of terrorism may no longer be valid. While the UN may not have defined terrorism yet, an international judicial body set up under UN auspices has come out with a definition.
The death of two Indian fishermen by alleged gunfire from an Italian registered tanker Enrica Lexie sparked a diplomatic row between the governments of India and Italy. More than two years after the incident, a case of murder has been registered against the two marines. The hearing of the case is currently underway in the Supreme Court of India.
Dubbed by experts as ‘strategic shadow boxing,’ two Russian strategic bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission last week, apparently timed to the NATO summit in Wales.
On 24 April 2012, the then External Affairs Minister, Shri SM Krishna, introduced the Piracy Bill 2012 in the Lok Sabha. This was intended to make piracy a crime and provide clarity in Indian law.
World’s reaction to this operation has been evidently divided. US and Canada supported Israel and were critical of Hamas, Muslim world condemned and denounced Israel for its repressive and vengeful policies.