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Harish Salve and others

As ICJ hears Kulbhushan Jadhav case, a look at what the international court is all about

In April 2017, a Pakistani military court awarded former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav the death penalty for espionage and terrorism.
Muslims beat posters of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during a protest against Pulwama terror attack, in Ahmedabad on February 15, 2019

Jaish, Pakistan’s ISI behind Pulwama attack, will eliminate those who pick up the gun: Army

The Indian Army confirmed that a top commander of the Jaish-e-Mohammed who carried out the Pulwama attack had been killed.
IAF's Surya Kiran display team's Hawk Mk-132 Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT)

Two IAF Surya Kiran jets collide at Aero India rehearsal, one pilot dead

IAF confirms 3 pilots were present in the aircraft, of which 2 ejected and were taken to hospital. Bengaluru Police say one civilian was also injured.
A CRPF jawan

CRPF to draw up fresh SOPs for Kashmir after Pulwama throws up ‘new kind of threat’

CRPF DG R.R. Bhatnagar says new SOPs will include better coordination with Army and expansion of anti-IED capabilities.
A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

IAF deputy chief and other senior officers set to fly Rafale at Aero India

Even as political slug-fest continues over the deal, IAF is throwing its weight behind Rafale, the first of which is to be delivered in September 2019.

Jaish’s Afghan IED expert killed but hunt for Pulwama mastermind to continue

4 Army personnel, including a major, and a policeman were also killed in the encounter. 8 security personnel, including the DIG of south Kashmir, were injured.
A CRPF soldier stands guard near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

4 soldiers killed in encounter with Jaish terrorists in Pulwama

Soldiers from 55 Rashtriya Rifles, along with Special Operations Group of J&K Police and personnel from 182 and 183 Battalion of CRPF involved in operation.

Convoys to Kashmir can’t be stopped even if aircraft are available, top CRPF officers say

CRPF officer says nearly 4,000 personnel needed to be moved from Jammu to Srinagar due to a backlog caused by weather. Not all could’ve gone by aircraft.
CRPF

CRPF asks people not to share fake images that spread hate

Officials said many photographs of soldier with badly mutilated bodies were being circulated on various social media platforms.
Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal

Hina Jaiswal becomes IAF’s first woman flight engineer

Jaiswal had earlier served as the chief of firing team and battery commander in a frontline surface-to-air missile squadron.

OnCamera

PM Narendra Modi

India-Pakistan face-off over Pulwama is Narendra Modi’s biggest foreign policy challenge

New Delhi can pat itself on the back for persuading Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to not fly directly from Pakistan.
shiv sena

Is pact with Shiv Sena sign of BJP’s desperation or smart manoeuvring ahead of elections?

The BJP and the Shiv Sena will contest the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra assembly election in alliance. The BJP is also forming an alliance with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.

Defence

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

7 islands in Lakshadweep and Andamans identified for seaplane operations 

Private sector participation was also invited for tourism-based projects in two archipelagos in the region. 
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.