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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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    News Indian Air Force must take the lead for futuristic, disruptive technologies

    by Rajeev Chandrasekhar All my growing years, I have lived amongst men in Uniform and their families – my family being one of them. Moving from one remote base to another – a nomadic life where no home was home for more than a few months and friends and neighbours changed oh so frequently. But...
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    News Be Prepared for an India-Pakistan Limited War

    by Dr Nishank Motwani Nuclear strategy and deterrence in South Asia will play by its own rules. As obvious as this statement is, the problem is that most of the literature on the nuclear strategies and postures of regional nuclear powers is seen through the lens of the Cold War. This hangover...
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    News Experts opine getting presidential waiver on S-400 might not be easy for India

    WASHINGTON: For India, getting a presidential waiver from the biting CAATSA sanctions might not be that easy, some American experts believe referring to the changing political dynamics within the administration and President Donald Trump's personal strong views against New Delhi's trade and...
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    News 300 terrorists active in J&K, 250 ultras wait at launchpads - Pakistan's sinister plans exposed; Army on alert

    A top Army official told Times Now that the Army was on alert and ready to foil the terrorists’ plan, days before Jammu and Kashmir went to polls for the local body elections Srinagar: A day before Jammu and Kashmir goes to polls for the four-phase local body polls, Pakistan’s sinister ploy to...
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    News ISRO will double satellite launching capacity

    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has decided to double the launching of satellites by constructing another Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle Integration Facility. Cost-effectiveness has attracted several countries including the U.S. and the U.K. to use ISRO’s launch pad at Sriharikota...
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    News Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile Astra set for IAF induction after trials

    A couple of missiles was also launched in salvo mode and in combat configuration. Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile Astra set for IAF induction after trials BHUBANESWAR: India's pursuit of the complex air-to-air missile system seems to be over as the smoke-less and fastest in its class...
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