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Tibet sees sharp jump in Chinese air force activity after Doklam standoff with India

Dual-use airports see 2-4 fold traffic increase; fighter jets and early warning aircraft deployed in the region permanently.

NSA Doval quietly visits Bhutan, reviews strategy amid Doklam build-up

PM Modi expected to visit Bhutan this year as India steps up reach-out, even as China pushes for a boundary deal with Himalayan nation.

Sunjuwan attackers had local support, suggests initial probe

J&K Police suggests the militants were from Pakistan, and that the attack was planned much in advance. Probe now handed over to NIA.

With rising violence in J&K an old trend emerges, locally recruited security personnel take the brunt

While it is not established whether the attack on soldiers from Kashmir was intentional, militants have targeted local security men in the past.

Life is normal, all citizens and foreigners safe: Maldives embassy in India

In response to ThePrint report on India mulling its options, Maldives govt assures ‘normalcy’. Says Indian govt’s concerns are ‘unfounded’.

Who is Naveed Jat, and why his escape is a blow for the security establishment in J&K

The Pakistani LeT man escaped after militants opened fire at a Srinagar hospital Tuesday. His arrest in 2014 had been hailed as a major breakthrough.

Pakistan has killed the LoC ceasefire, India’s response shouldn’t be half-baked

There is enough space for us to innovate between regular pinprick-type LoC actions and a low-intensity conflict limited to J&K.

Maldives descends into chaos: India weighs options, troops on standby

India closely monitoring situation, especially the safety of its citizens. Contingency plans in place for intervention; deployment possible at short notice.

After SC rebuke, CBI registers FIRs on fake encounters in Manipur

CBI is set to probe alleged killings by the Army, the Assam Rifles, central paramilitary forces, and Manipur Police Commandos – a special state force.

Cannot disclose Rafale deal details due to secrecy pact with France: Sitharaman

Major controversy over the cost of the deal prompted questions in Parliament, but defence minister says pricing of Rafale deal cannot be shared.

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Rise of social media leading to privacy & IP disputes. Indian laws need teeth to tackle them

GDPR directives make platforms such as Facebook and YouTube responsible for ensuring that copyright-infringing content is not hosted on their sites.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

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Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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