Weekly News Update

Indian private security personnel chatting in their free time. Credit: © Wilderness Films India Ltd


India: Around 50,000 security personnel, including 361 companies of central forces, have been deployed to ensure that polling for the sixth and last phase of West Bengal elections is held in a free and fair manner: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/50000-security-personnel-to-guard-last-phase-of-WB-polls/articleshow/52106371.cms


India: Pilot centre to be set up in Chandigarh for training security guards employed bydifferent private companies registered in the city: http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/chandigarh/centre-to-set-up-first-training-centre-for-security-guards-in-chandigarh-2782004/#sthash.dAWb69CP.dpuf


Japan-Vietnam: Japanse Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh agreed on Thursday, May 5 to deepen cooperation on maritime security as China’s militarization of the South China Sea continues, Japanese officials said: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/05/06/national/politics-diplomacy/japan-vietnam-agree-boost-maritime-security-cooperation/#.VzGnFNJ9670


Southeast Asia: The ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM Plus) Exercise on Maritime Security and Counter Terrorism was launched in Brunei and attended by navies of ASEAN states along with navies of China, the United States, Russia, Australia, India, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.  The event was a multilateral exercise aimed to enhance military cooperation and increase interoperability between participating countries in responding to maritime threats: http://en.apdnews.com/asia-pacific/southeast-asia/394290.html