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    News Indian Army chief’s plan to cut cadre and restructure force faces opposition from within

    The Indian Army HQ claimed in a paper that the reforms proposed by Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat would usher in a ‘revolution in military affairs’ New Delhi: Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat’s proposals for radical reforms that restructure the soldiery are facing opposition from...
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    News India to Continue Buying Iranian Oil Despite Possible US Sanctions - Minister

    NEW DELHI - Indian companies will continue buying Iranian crude oil in November even despite the possible US objections and sanctions, Indian Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said. "We have to fulfil our own domestic requirements. Some of our companies have already...
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    News FATF team in Pakistan to examine steps taken against terror financing

    Pakistan was formally added to the 'grey list' of countries involved in providing monetary assistance to terrorism and related causes after a FATF meeting in Paris in June ISLAMABAD: A team of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is set to hold meetings with top Pakistani officials on Monday...
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    News View from the Neighbourhood: On the brink

    Dawn, in its October 2 editorial, points out how the incident illustrates that the “line between catastrophe and the tension-ridden norm along the LoC in the disputed Kashmir region has yet again been shown to be unbearably thin.” Last week, Indian media was rife with reports of a helicopter...
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    News Pakistan intends to approach US for bailout, confirms IMF

    In first big confirmation on the bailout package to Islamabad, the International Monetary Fund(IMF) has told WION that it "understands" that Pakistan "intends to approach it" Though Pakistan has not still approached IMF for the bailout package, the Pakistani finance minister Asad Umar has said...
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    News Different voices coming from Pak on CPEC: China

    China on Tuesday played down reports of Pakistan's plans to cut down a railway project under the multi-billion dollar CPEC by $ 2 billion, saying Prime Minister Imran Khan has assured his support to the various projects under the flagship Belt and Road Initiative. Pakistan's Railways Minister...
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    News Pakistan Army orders 2,550 fancy staff cars as govt seeks an IMF bailout

    Here’s what’s happening across the border: Warrant dropped against journalist Cyril Almeida, and in Asia Bibi blasphemy case, Pakistan top court reserves judgement. Jungjoo Gernail, an anonymous Twitter user known for his scathing remarks on the Pakistan Army, posted a confidential document on...
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    News Ready to meet any contingency; Rafale jets, S-400 missiles will boost capabilities: IAF Chief

    HINDON: The Indian Air Force is "ever-prepared" to meet any contingency and the procurement of 36 Rafale jets and S-400 missile systems would enhance its operational capabilities, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa said on Monday as the force celebrated its 86th anniversary. In his address to IAF...
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    Opinion Why China could lose its 'all weather friend' Pakistan

    by Harsh V Pant China is facing trouble on multiple fronts these days but the most significant one seems to be emerging in Pakistan – its "all weather" friend. Despite the support of Pakistani elites for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), part of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s...
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    Analysis Why there can be no India-Pakistan dialogue even after 2019 Lok Sabha polls

    by Sushant Sareen The tentative moves to establish some sort of contact with the new civilian dispensation in Islamabad and perhaps also re-engage at some level with the Pakistanis have expectedly enough come crashing down on the rocks of reality. The verbal fusillades that have been fired by...
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    Analysis The Real S-400: Will Russia's Missiles Damage U.S.-India Ties?

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and Russian president Vladimir Putin signed off in New Delhi on a deal to transfer five advanced S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems in exchange for $5.43 billion—Delivery of the S-400s is to follow in two years. Additionally, India will spend $2.2...
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    Analysis Indo-Bangla relations enjoy golden period

    Rescue operation demonstration as part of the Multilateral Air Exercise was organised by the Indian Air Force under the aegis of Southern Air Command at Shangumugham beach in Kerala. This is the first composite Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Air exercise in the South Asian...
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    Analysis Oldest friends: India and Russia

    India needs to stand firm on its deep engagement with Russia in coming months India-Russia summits have traditionally been short on time and ceremony and big on productivity. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 22-hour visit to Delhi last week was no exception. On Friday, the two countries...
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    News Moscow offers New Delhi access to oil-&-gas-rich northern sea route

    Putin and Modi also discussed a 2017 joint study on possible gas supply routes from Russia to India, sources said NEW DELHI: Russia, that holds significant part of resource-rich Arctic region, has offered India access to the Northern Sea Route that connects Europe with the Pacific Rim including...
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    Opinion S-400 deal gives US a unique chance to spell out special relations with India

    This is, perhaps, for the first time where the US can send out a message that it’s wrong when China buys the S-400 but fine if India does India’s decision to purchase the S-400 Triumf missile defence system from Russia has handed the US a unique strategic opportunity to distinguish India from...
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    Analysis How India’s Rise Can Complement U.S. Strategy

    The strategic balance in Asia is changing dramatically, presenting both risks and opportunities for the United States. The dynamic between China and India is one important concern, particularly as U.S. relations with India have gone from tepid to friendly. Arzan Tarapore of the National Bureau...
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    Opinion Pakistani Poker: Playing Saudi Arabia Against China

    by James M. Dorsey Desperate for funding to fend off a financial crisis fuelled in part by mounting debt to China, Pakistan is playing a complicated game of poker that could hand Saudi Arabia a strategic victory in its bitter feud with Iran at the People’s Republic’s expense. The Pakistani...
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    News US should not view ties with Pakistan through 'Indian lens': Qureshi

    Qureshi said Pakistan's ties with the US could not be undermined easily. He also said it would be wrong to expect that all differences between the US and Pakistan could be resolved in one day, a media report said. Qureshi also said that Pakistan's contribution for peace and stability in the...
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    News In cultural diplomatic moves, SAARC Cultural Centre organises ‘Hindu Cultural Trails’

    In a new cultural and religious diplomatic moves, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Cultural Centre, Sri Lanka and Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts are organising 'Hindu Cultural Trails: Celebration of a Timeless Tradition - Gods and Goddesses, Pilgrims and Prayers...
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    News Suspected ISI Agent Arrested for 'Leaking' Technical Secrets to Pakistan from BrahMos' Nagpur Unit

    Nishant Agarwal was arrested in a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squads (ATS) at DRDO's Wardha Road facility in Nagpur New Delhi: A Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) employee was arrested on Monday from BrahMos missile unit in...
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