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China sends fighters for Pakistan Day parade, days after thwarting Masood Azhar terror tag

China had last week placed a technical hold on a proposal moved by France, the US, and the UK at the UN Security Council for sanctions against Masood Azhar.
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Pak ought to hand over Indians like Dawood if it wants to tackle terror: Indian govt sources

Government sources said India considered Pakistan's assurances as cosmetic. Instead, handing over wanted criminals will convey its serious intent.

US to clarify on Pakistan’s use of F-16 jets, AMRAAM missiles against India

Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale took up the matter with Trump administration during his Washington trip. US has assured of public clarification.

Image shows possible accident near Pakistani nuclear weapons facility after Balakot

Exclusive satellite image accessed by ThePrint shows burn marks on the earth, indicating a missile may have fallen off & the explosive burnt up.
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India helps Myanmar destroy 10 insurgent camps that ‘were a threat’ to its Kaladan project

Code-named Operation Sunrise, the military action involved India ensuring massive mobilisation along its border. No Indian soldier crossed the border.

25-year-old former Special Police Officer shot dead by militants in Pulwama

The militants believed to be from Jaish-e-Mohammed, fired at the former police officer.
Muslims beat posters of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during a protest against Pulwama terror attack, in Ahmedabad on February 15, 2019

Not designating Masood Azhar a terrorist hurts regional stability: US tells China, UN members

US, Britain and France have moved a resolution in the UN Security Council to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist following the attack in Pulwama.

Russia remains India’s biggest defence supplier despite tilt towards US

SIPRI report shows India no longer world's biggest arms importer, says its imports from Russia fell to 58 per cent in 2014–18 from 76 per cent in 2009–13.  
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India is second largest arms importer with 9.5% of global share: SIPRI report

According to the Trends in International Arms Transfers, 2018 report, India's import of arms decreased by 24 per cent between 2009-2013 and 2014-2018.

Pinaka guided rocket system, aimed to boost Army artillery, successfully test fired

The defence ministry, which test-fired the system in Pokhran, said the guidance kit includes an advanced navigation and control system.

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Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.

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Five IAF Spice 2000 bombs hit JeM camps in Balakot, govt satellite images show

High-resolution images procured by India show two JeM structures were hit by IAF in Balakot on 26 February.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?