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100 Pakistan mercenaries in Syria to fight on behalf of Turkey, says US journalist

Pakistani Shia mercenaries Pakistan have earlier fought in Syria on behalf of Iran, but this will be the first time its nationals collaborate with Turkey in the war-torn country.
National Investigation Agency | Twitter

NIA looking into Pakistan, ISI link with arrested J&K cop Davinder Singh

NIA also probing Davinder Singh links with terror outfits Lashkar and Jaish, says there could be more J&K cops involved in arranging logistics for terror operatives.
The NIA building in New Delhi | ThePrint

Retd ISI colonel didn’t die in NIA custody, MCD death certificate on social media is fake

Story about the disappearance of ex-ISI officer Mohammad Habib first surfaced in Pakistani WhatsApp groups and was subsequently picked up by the media.
Representational image | Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

Honey traps, deepfakes, AI: Why India’s RAW needs to prepare for threats beyond terrorism

The RAW is being forced to move faster, but sometimes this comes at the cost of digging deeper.
Imran Khan

Channels blocked, ads slashed: The many ways Imran Khan’s Pakistan is hounding media

The media in Pakistan has for years worked under the shadow of scare tactics, but the situation seems to have worsened under the current government.

What Pakistani generals want from PM Imran Khan – career advancement

Pakistan’s generals look at their country as a wholly owned subsidiary of General Headquarters and consider themselves its board of directors.

New ISI chief Hameed headed Pakistan’s internal security & is close to army chief Bajwa

The Pakistan Army has appointed Lt Gen Faiz Hameed as the chief of the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency in a surprise reshuffle.
A man waves the flag of Pakistan

Washington to London: An inside account of how Pakistan’s deep state grooms ISI mouthpieces

When Pakistan does not have professional lobbyists to do its bidding, it deploys local goons to disrupt events across the world.
IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman in Pakistan custody | @OfficialDGISPR/twitter

When Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman spoke to his wife from Pakistan custody

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Pakistan starts trending #IamISPR defying Facebook takedown of anti-India pages

The hashtag #IamISPR was trending at No.1 in the Pakistan region. ISPR, Facebook claims, was behind fake accounts fuelling anti-India rhetoric.

On Camera

Social sciences

Covid-19 put brake to academic activity, but digital libraries can ensure continuity

Covid-19 has paced up the transition to distance learning. While institutes are racing to shift courses online, students are engaging en masse with e-books.

Can India balance its domestic pharma needs and also be a global player in Covid-19 fight?

India has lifted the ban on the export of 24 pharmaceutical ingredients, including anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.

Defence

A picture of items found on the dead terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector. | Photo: By special arrangement

Masala tikka-flavoured snacks to AK-47s: What 5 slain Lashkar terrorists brought from Pakistan

Indian Army calls Pakistan's complicity in aiding and abetting infiltration, especially at a time when the world is fighting coronavirus, 'reprehensible'.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.