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US to clarify on Pakistan’s use of F-16 jets, AMRAAM missiles against India

Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale took up the matter with Trump administration during his Washington trip. US has assured of public clarification.
Masood Azhar

India says talking to China, have given ‘more than enough’ evidence on Masood Azhar

India has activated all diplomatic channels with China and there's no need to share anymore evidence on Masood Azhar, says top official.
Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale

India, US call on Pakistan to address global concerns on cross-border terrorism

The concern was raised in a statement after Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale held consultations with US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, David Hale, in Washington.
Imran Khan

Pakistan PM Imran Khan alerts army & citizens to be prepared for all eventualities

A statement from his office said that the Indian govt had once again resorted to a self-serving, reckless and fictitious claim on IAF bombing.
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.
Satellite imagery of the 50 hectare camp | Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd.)/ThePrint

This hill-top near Balakot is the possible location of the IAF’s strike on Jaish camp

Using Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale’s description of the target, ThePrint accesses satellite imagery to find the possible location of the IAF strikes.
Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale

In tit for tat move, Pakistan summons Indian envoy to protest summoning of its own envoy

India's Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale had earlier summoned Pakistan's envoy Sohail Mahmood in New Delhi.
non-aligned

India is no longer non-aligned: Pragmatic shift or high-risk gamble?

India’s foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale on Thursday said that the country is no longer a ‘non-aligned’ state, and follows issue-based alignment. This signals a significant change in India’s foreign policy stance. ThePrint asks: India is no longer non-aligned: Pragmatic shift or high-risk gamble? India's non-alignment policy emerged in a certain historical context Sujit Dutta Senior Fellow & Cluster Leader, VIF India's non-aligned foreign policy emerged in a certain historical context. The Cold War began the year India became independent and the nation wanted to avoid being dragged into it. When the Cold War ended, the strategic environment changed dramatically. During the Cold War, India was largely an inward-looking economy. But in the post-Cold War era, it opened up the economy to other nation-states as well. Growth increased as trade and investment ties began to spread. India's foreign policy needed to adjust to the new context, have ties with all major powers, new strategic partnerships that would...
File photo of Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale | @MEAIndia

India is no longer ‘non-aligned’, says Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said India follows a policy of issue-based alignment, and should strive to be part of the rule-making process.
File photo of Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale | @MEAIndia

Parliament panel report confirms ThePrint exclusive on China amassing troops near Doklam

Previous foreign secy Jaishankar confirmed report on heavy Chinese armoured presence near Doklam after the standoff ended.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.