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No confrontation or warning shots at Chinese warships near Maldives: Indian Navy

Indian Navy spokesperson categorically denies Nikkei Asian Review report about face-off near Male; no Chinese navy ships observed in the area.

Hurriyat leader whose son joined militants says this generation can decide for itself

Geelani’s aide Ashraf Sehrai says he won’t call back son Junaid from Hizbul Mujahideen, blames Indian authorities for youth taking up arms in J&K.

Social media more dangerous than IS in Kashmir, security agencies tell home secretary

Security agencies have told home secretary Rajiv Gauba that Islamic State has no significance in the state although IS flags are waved occasionally.

Rehabilitating children is a good challenge for me, says Mumbai cop who has rescued 953

Speaking at Democracy Wall, sub-inspector Rekha Mishra said she always knew she wanted to do something good for the country.

What makes S-400 air defence system a game-changer against Pakistan

Russian missile system’s reach brings almost all Pakistani airbases under India's target range; it has a shorter deployment time than the US Patriot.

China’s most advanced nuclear missile DF-16 spotted based at an abandoned airfield

Unveiled in 2015, DF-16 is designed to evade world-class interception systems; user drills were conducted in May last year

‘Can money give me back my leg?’ – Uri victims of India-Pakistan shelling see bleak future

Dozens have lost their legs to shelling & mines over the years in Uri. Life is a struggle in the mountains with hardly any support, government or otherwise.

New book claims Indira Gandhi wanted to recapture Pak-occupied Kashmir after 1971 war

A. Parthasarathi’s book claims Indira Gandhi received a secret telegram from then Soviet President Brezhnev who pledged military support if she decided to ‘re-take’ PoK.

The ‘Chubby Girl’ giving China an edge over India

China’s new strategic transporter, the Y-20, being built in significant numbers, satellite imagery shows.

How India managed to punish cow vigilantes for the first time in a beef-lynching case

Prosecution acted swiftly, helping the court to complete the trial in 3 months; police & local administration in the BJP-ruled state cooperated significantly.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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