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Virtual meet of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation | Twitter/@VPSecretariat

Most important challenge now is terrorism, particularly cross-border, says Venkaiah Naidu

In an address at the virtual meet of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu called for combating the menace under a collective approach.
Pakistan science and technology minister Fawad Chaudhry | Twitter

Pakistan minister says we entered India and killed them, Pulwama was a success

Fawad Chaudhry’s statement comes when Pakistan has narrowly escaped being blacklisted by Financial Action Task Force. NIA charge sheet for Pulwama mentions Pakistan’s involvement.
A vehicle moving through PoK in the Neelam Valley along the Tangdhar sector of the LoC | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Use of tech, new security grid in Kashmir ‘substantially’ cut infiltration from Pakistan

According to official figures, 27 terrorists have infiltrated into India so far this year, as against 130 in 2019 and 129 in 2018.
A file photo of Indian Army soldiers on a patrol near Dal Lake in Jammu & Kashmir (representational image) | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Govt working on surrender policy for Kashmir youth joining terror groups, Army officer says

Lt Gen. B.S. Raju says the Army is working more on ensuring surrender rather than going for straight killings as it ‘gives us no pleasure to kill young boys who have picked up arms’.
Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Photo: ANI

SAARC members turn down Pakistan’s proposal to host summit meeting pending since 2016

At a virtual SAARC Council of Ministers meet, India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar says cross-border terrorism is still a challenge for the grouping.
Security forces cordon off the area during an encounter with militants at Sopore, in Baramulla District of South Kashmir, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. A Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist commander was killed in the encounter | representational image | PTI

Terrorists use body cameras to film attack in J&K, forces say it’s an attempt to glorify act

The Jammu and Kashmir Police say they have responded quickly to the attack, killing 4 ‘top commanders’, including the terrorist seen in the video footage.
File photo of former Indian foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale | PTI

India, US call on Pakistan to address global concerns on cross-border terrorism

The concern was raised in a statement after Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale held consultations with US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, David Hale, in Washington.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.