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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.

On Camera

File photo of Aseemanand being escorted by police personnel | PTI

Samjhauta blast acquittals have turned India’s accusing finger at Pakistan inwards

After the Samjhauta acquittal, it will be difficult for Indians to look Pakistanis in the eye and ask them tough questions about terrorism and 26/11 Mumbai attack.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Should liberals and Congress feel sorry for LK Advani not being on the BJP list?

Many Congress supporters and commentators expressed their disappointment over the BJP’s decision to drop LK Advani from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar seat for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Defence

File photo of Yasin Malik | Common

Security forces given ‘free hand’ in Kashmir Valley weeks before Lok Sabha polls

Modi govt bans Yasin Malik's JKLF. Home ministry official says it was responsible for the genocide & exodus of Kashmiri Pandits.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?