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Security forces at the site of an encounter last week that killed five personnel, including two Army officers, in Kashmir's Handwara | PTI

How Pakistan ‘deep state’ is using coronavirus cover to fuel terrorism in Kashmir

The Pakistan 'deep state' is said to be hard at work trying to attack India as the Modi govt focuses its efforts on tackling the Covid-19 crisis.
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India to push for Pakistan’s blacklisting at FATF after Handwara & Keran terror attacks

Pakistan has to work on FATF’s 27-point action plan to come out of the ‘grey list’, but India believes it is still financing terror amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pakistan's PM Imran Khan speaking at UNGA | Twitter- @MoIB_Official

FATF’s grey list suits Pakistan’s jihadi ambitions. It only worries entering the black list

For Pakistan, the grey list is better than the black list, especially when the country’s intent is not to shut down the jihad completely, not any time soon.
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India gears up for FATF audit that Pakistan has repeatedly failed since 2018

Looking to showcase its performance on convictions and property seizures, the Enforcement Directorate is preparing for FATF’s anti-money laundering audit.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Davos on 23 January 2020 | Simon Dawson | Bloomberg File Photo

Terror-funding watchdog FATF leaves Pakistan on grey list, with a warning

At the FATF plenary that concluded Friday, Pakistan was accused of failing to fully comply with its 27-point action plan aimed at curbing terror-financing.
File image of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Photo: ANI via Reuters

These are the parameters on which Pakistan has failed to meet FATF targets

Pakistan hasn’t been blacklisted by the FATF, but has remained on the ‘grey list’ for failing to meet targets on various action points.
Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane | Photo: ANI

Army ready with roadmap for women officers’ permanent commission: Gen. Naravane

Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane says the process will be similar to that followed for male officers on short service commission.
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Pakistan scrambles to exit FATF grey list but ‘not many takers’ for its diplomatic offensive

The plenary meet of global terror financing watchdog FATF began on 16 February and it will announce its final assessment on 21 February.
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FATF tweets on ‘tightening standards on terror financing’, casts shadow on Pakistan’s fate

The FATF plenary will vote on whether Pakistan will remain on the grey list or be black listed, making sanctions more stringent.
HBL tower stands in Karachi, Pakistan | Photographer: Asim Hafeez | Bloomberg

As FATF meets, big irregularities found at Pakistan’s top bank after US sanctions

The irregularities at Habib Bank were found by Pakistan’s central bank after FATF put Pakistan on its monitoring list.

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File image of Chinese military band (Representational image) | PTI

Despite Covid, China will spend more on defence in 2020 than it did last year

Actual Chinese military spending may be much higher. In 2019, China reported an official defence budget of just under $178 billion, but is estimated to have spent $261 billion.

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".

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Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.