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Pakistan will respond to Indian dossier on Jaish-e-Mohammed soon, says Pakistan foreign office

The response came 20 days after Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for terror attack in Pulwama.
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No, 21 Sikh regiment did not refuse to fight for India, and Republic TV never reported it

A doctored viral image on Twitter showed a purported Republic TV screenshot announcing this fake headline: '21 Sikh regiment refused to fight for India'.
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Armchair generals are marching India into trouble

Hindu nationalist politicians and their sympathizers in the media have turned an imagined punitive war on Pakistan into vast addiction.
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90-hour conflict with Pakistan ended in a stalemate and that’s a defeat for India

This should be a cause of concern for India as it raises questions about lack of a comprehensive security and military strategy.
MiG 21 Bison aircraft | Commons

The India-Pakistan air battle of 27 Feb — facts we know & questions that remain unanswered

On the day the Indian Air Force downed a Pakistani F-16 and lost a MiG-21 Bison, it also lost 6 personnel in an Mi-17 V5 chopper crash about 100 km away.
The F-16 manufactured by Lockheed Martin

US can’t punish Pakistan for using F-16 jets against India

Although Pakistan has denied using F-16s in the 27 February air strikes on Indian military installations in J&K, India has evidence to prove it did.
Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side

IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan didn’t break, share military info despite Pakistani “interrogation”

Abhinandan was beaten up, choked, deprived of sleep by Pakistani captors but he didn't share critical military secrets.
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Modi’s bid to flash the ‘V’ sign, and Kejriwal’s inability to win new ‘friends’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
MiG 21 Bison aircraft | Commons

This is the MiG-21 Bison, the fighter jet Wg Cdr Abhinandan flew to take on Pakistan’s F-16s

As questions arise over presence of MiG-21 Bison in the IAF inventory, ThePrint takes a look at the history of the aircraft.
UN chief Antonio Guterres’ report refers to Kashmir, Chhattisgarh & Jharkhand | unmissions.org

UN chief Guterres in touch with India-Pakistan officials & not the PMs on rising tensions

The secretary-general has had no calls with the two heads of governments, said Guterres' spokesperson.

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Electoral bonds are a constitutional hazard but transparency alone isn’t the solution

Supreme Court’s role in setting a reform agenda for political funding has to be limited and not extend to managing how parties function.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.