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Mortal remains of CRPF jawans who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack

Vivek Katju remembers Pulwama, Seema Sirohi says Trump visit to swing Indian-American votes

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Vivek Katju, Seema Sirohi, Premvir Das, Swati Narayan & many others.

If we had Rafales, we’d have shot down 4-5 Pakistani jets after Balakot: IAF ex-chief Dhanoa

Former IAF chief B.S. Dhanoa says India will hit back harder if Pakistan tries a Pulwama-like attack again.
Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

Militant killed in Pulwama encounter identified as ‘most wanted’ Jaish terrorist

Police said the terrorist was operating under code names and was active in militancy-infested south Kashmir for the past over one-and-half years.
Army personnel take position after an IED blast in Pulwama

Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Kashmir’s Pulwama

An Army jawan, a special police officer were also killed in the gunbattle that began after search operations were launched by security forces in the district Tuesday.
An army armored vehicle at Pulwama district in south Kashmir on 18 February

Militants open fire upon Army patrol party in Kashmir’s Pulwama

Officials said forces also opened retaliatory fire at the militants. No casualties have been reported so far.

How Pakistan planned to hit India back for Balakot — the mission, the fighters, the tactics

Pakistan was incapable of affording a full-blown war with India. But the response  still had to convey an ‘impression’ to India and the world that Islamabad was willing to escalate the crisis.
A college student who teaches the local kids looks at the empty roads to famous hill station Pahalgam

How Kashmir’s getting by — dark humour, scars of a missed Eid & apples sold for a pittance

A reporter travels through his hometown of Pulwama and neighbouring areas of south Kashmir to find a people bruised by government restrictions.
Pulwama

Curbs ease in south Kashmir but CRPF expects trouble: ThePrint reports from Pulwama

The security deployment is no longer as dense in south Kashmir, but the resentment over Article 370 and its aftermath runs deep.

Terror-acquitted Kashmiris say fellow inmates thrashed them after every attack in Valley

The 3 men, who spent 23 years in prison on terror charges before being acquitted by the Rajasthan HC, said the situation had worsened in the last few years.
A screengrab from the video of army rifleman Aurangzeb | Twitter

Slain riflemen Aurangzeb’s brothers join Indian Army to ‘fight terrorism’

Aurangzeb was posted in Shopian with the 44 Rashtriya Rifles when he was kidnapped by militants last year. His bullet-ridden body was recovered later.

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.