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Pakistan claims India ‘politicising’ FATF proceedings against it

The statement comes after finance minister Arun Jaitley said India will seek downgrading Pakistan on the FATF financing list.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

No room for jihadi outfits and culture in Pakistan, says PM Imran Khan

With global pressures mounting on Pakistan to combat terror, PM Khan said his country was committed to eradicating culture of jihadism & terrorism.
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India to lobby for Pakistan’s blacklisting by anti-terror finance watchdog

Pakistan is currently placed on the FATF’s grey list. It can be put on the black list if it fails to meet certain conditions by September.
Muslims beat posters of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during a protest against Pulwama terror attack, in Ahmedabad on February 15, 2019

India says ‘Naya Pakistan’ needs to take ‘naya action’ on terror

A top govt official said Pakistan’s Tuesday crackdown, in which Masood Azhar’s brother and 43 others have been arrested, is ‘old wine in new bottle’.
Muslims beat posters of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during a protest against Pulwama terror attack, in Ahmedabad on February 15, 2019

Pakistan could launch crackdown on Jaish-e-Mohammed’s chief Masood Azhar

A top Pakistani govt source said Islamabad has decided in principle to take on the JeM leadership to de-escalate tensions with India.
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FATF condemns Pulwama terror attack but doesn’t officially black list Pakistan

Pakistan has failed to demonstrate a proper understanding on funding of terrorist groups such as Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba, said the global terror finance watchdog.
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India’s trying to get Pakistan on FATF blacklist, but it won’t really hurt their economy

The move might hold symbolic value for India, but it's not likely to cripple Pakistan's economy — and that has to do with its poor state.
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After Pulwama attack, India doubles efforts to get Pakistan blacklisted by FATF

Pakistan is already on the FATF’s ‘grey list’, and India is trying to ensure the international anti-terror financing body comes down heavily on it.
Security personnel at the site of suicide bomb attack, Pulwama | PTI

India moves to quickly mount diplomatic campaign against Pakistan at UN, FATF

India is seeking support of P-5 countries to ban JeM chief Masood Azhar & is looking to keep Pakistan on FATF's 'grey list'.
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Beijing, China | Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images

US wants to ensure Pakistan doesn’t use IMF bailout to repay China and fights terrorism

The US wants to know how deep the China debt hole is for Pakistan, and is determined to prevent it from using the IMF bailout to pay off loans.

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
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Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.