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PM Narendra Modi

Pakistan’s changed behaviour post-Balakot isn’t permanent. But India can make it one

India’s aggressive diplomacy is paying higher dividends than direct military action against Pakistan.

‘War cries’ in Lok Sabha and Modi-Shah’s World Cup dream

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Army personnel take position after an IED blast in Pulwama

7 civilians injured in grenade attack in Pulwama

The militants lobbed the grenade towards a police station, but it exploded on the roadside, causing injuries to seven people.
CRPF

Car bombs are becoming the new weapon of choice for militants in Kashmir

Two jawans died Tuesday, a day after their convoy was targeted by an explosives-packed car in Pulwama, months after 40 CRPF personnel were killed in the same manner.
An Army convoy (representational image) | PTI

9 army personnel injured in IED blast in Pulwama

The Army Casper, a bullet and mine proof vehicle of 44 Rashtriya Rifles was targeted by the IED explosion near Eidgah Arihal in South Kashmir.

This musician is visiting families of all 40 Pulwama CRPF victims for a special tribute

Umesh Gopinath Jadhav is travelling across the country collecting soil from the home towns of the CRPF soldiers with which he will create an India map in Pulwama.
Representational image | S. Irfan/PTI

2 J&K SPOs killed in Pulwama hours after they deserted unit with their service weapons

Incident brings focus back on the issue of desertions within police and Army ranks, which has been going on despite measures to counter the trend.
File photo of Zakir Musa

Killing of top Kashmir terrorist Zakir Musa huge success for forces, blow to terror set-up

Zakir Musa, a college dropout and the last remaining member of the Burhan Wani gang, was killed in an encounter in south Kashmir's Tral region.
Representational image | ThePrint

Soldier, 2 terrorists killed in encounter in J&K’s Pulwama

The encounter broke out during a search operation in Pulwama's Delipora village for an alleged Hizbul Mujahideen commander who, according to intelligence reports, was hiding in the area.
Security personnel at the site of suicide bomb attack, Pulwama | PTI

In Pulwama suicide bomber’s village, people ‘don’t vote, they never have’

Pulwama suicide bomber Adil Dar's father says they still haven't received even a single body part of their son, so they buried a shirt.

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.