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China’s mega fortress in Djibouti could be model for its bases in Pakistan

Though called a ‘logistics base’, the facility can accommodate a brigade and has unprecedented security arrangements

After Parrikar’s ‘no’, defence ministry opening up to alternative medicines for soldiers

Then defence minister said ayurveda not suitable for armed forces; AYUSH ministry seminar explores possibilities

As India & US discuss defence cooperation, Army foils Pak-backed terror attack on LoC

Pakistan’s BAT team, notorious for beheading Indian soldiers, tried to push intruders; India says it won’t send troops to Afghanistan.

Russian murder accused on Interpol’s wanted list lands in Delhi Police net

Ruslan Sayakhov escaped to India and became a yoga guru after killing his girlfriend and disposing her body in a Russian jungle in 2012.

Mainstreaming terror: Extremists bag 11 per cent of votes in Lahore bypoll

Posters of global terrorist Hafiz Saeed and hanged assassin Mumtaz Qadri were publicly displayed during the Lahore NA-120 bypoll, which was ultimately won by Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif.

High-speed production: Chinese navy built 83 ships in just eight years

Chinese experts produce designs which surpass the most modern ships of the US navy in size, volume, armament and quantity

India’s chopper fleet to get teeth with air-to-air missiles

Final price negotiations are on for India's Rudra choppers and the first firing from the Light Combat Helicopter to be held by year-end.

Terror funding case: NIA suspects top J&K lawyer’s LLB degree is fake

'Intelligence inputs' suggest that Mian Abdul Qayoom is practising in high court without a valid degree, with support from separatists.

‘Al-Qaeda operative’ who was planning to recruit Rohingya youths held in Delhi

The alleged operative identified as Samiun Rahman was planning to recruit Rohingya Muslims from near Bangladesh border

Lesson from Uri attack, a year on: Avoid fortress mentality

There are no new lessons to be learnt from the Uri attack, it is now a question of implementation and resources being allocated. 

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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