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Indo- Bangladesh border

What’s so ‘strategic’ about J&K’s Rajouri-Nowshera region that makes LoC hottest here

Districts of Poonch, Rajouri & Jammu face heavy shelling from Pakistan — these are areas where Hindu population increases as one goes southwards, from 3.04% in Baramulla to 84.27% in Jammu.
Indo- Bangladesh border

BSF officer, 5-year-old girl killed by Pakistani army shelling in J&K

Pakistani troops resorted to heavy shelling on forward areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, injuring soldiers and civilians.
The Dhanush gun developed by Ordnance Factory Board

With Dhanush howitzer, Artillery Corps lends a major combat arm to Indian Army at LoC

Dhanush howitzer makes outranged Pakistani artillery units more vulnerable to Indian counter-battery fire, something India has wanted since the Kargil War.
Children, residents of Kamalkote, at the shelter | Moushumi Das Gupta/ThePrint

‘Home is home, why can’t govt find solution’ — Kashmiris driven to shelters by LoC firing

An estimated 300 villagers living along the LoC have been moved to evacuation camps amid ferocious firing from Pakistan.
File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Atul Yadav/PTI

Pakistan claims it shot down 2 Indian Air Force fighters, arrested 1 pilot

The Pakistan statement says one IAF jet fell inside PoK and the other fell inside Jammu & Kashmir.
File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Why India picked IAF over the Army and Navy to hit back at Pakistan

The PM Modi-led Cabinet Committee on Security deliberated a variety of options, but eventually chose the Indian Air Force to carry out the strike on Balakot.
Mirage 2000 fighter jet

Balakot is the first time one nuclear power has used air strikes on another’s territory

Only twice have two nuclear powers indulged in violent conflict — the Soviet Union against China in 1969, and the India-Pakistan Kargil War in 1999.
PM Narendra Modi at Gandhi Peace Prize award at Rashtrpati Bhawan in New Delhi | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

In striking terror camps beyond PoK, Modi sends a message to Pakistan and the world

An IAF team went 80 km across the LoC — beyond PoK — early Tuesday morning to destroy Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Pakistan says IAF strike act of aggression, has right to respond

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday said Pakistan has the right to give a suitable response in self defence to India's "aggression".

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.