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A soldier operating in an apple orchard in Shopian district of south Kashmir | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Short gun-fights, less stone-pelting — Kashmir counter-terror ops changing, says Army officer

Major General Rashim Bali says their first aim is to ensure there is no collateral damage & next is to ensure that the option of surrender is given to youth who have joined terror groups.
Flags outside the Secretariat building at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York

Countering terror will be the focus in India’s eighth stint as UNSC non-permanent member

The MEA also brought up the need for UN reforms in a media briefing held after India’s appointment as a member of the security council.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa (left) and Narendra Modi (right) leave after giving a joint statement at Hyderabad House

Modi announces $450 million line of credit to Sri Lanka after meeting President Rajapaksa

PM Modi called his talks with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa 'fruitful', and also extended a $50 million fund to the island country to fight terrorism.
File photo: PM Narendra Modi speaks during the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, US| Photo: Jeenah Moon | Bloomberg

UN General Assembly shows a New India, and world gets to see Modilateralism

Modi uses domestic achievements to shore up India's credibility as a global stakeholder.
ISIS

There are real risks in allowing terrorist safe havens

Preventing the most dangerous terrorist groups from establishing secure territorial footholds is worth a significantly lower investment of resources.
Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church where a bomb blast took place in Negombo, Sri Lanka. | Tharaka Basnayaka | Bloomberg

Neuroscience is the missing link that can separate terrorists from non-violent extremists

While joining the IS, foreigners were required to enlist skills and willingness to carry out suicide attacks, but not everyone signed up.
RAW Headquarters in Delhi | Commons

India must make Intelligence Bureau responsible for countering terrorism, not RAW

It makes little sense to have RAW gather intelligence for operations driven by internal security organisations like IB, police and Army.

In first meeting since Balakot airstrikes, China & Pakistan vow to fight terrorism together

China's Wang Yi stated that irrespective of the international system, Beijing will always resolutely support the maintenance of Pakistan’s sovereignty.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.