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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday referred to Mission Shakti, a day after India shot down a live satellite in space, at an election rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut to assert that he has reached a “decisive” government at the Centre in the last five years. “Zameen ho, aasmaan ho ya Phir antariskh, surgical strike …

China on Thursday accused the US of undermining the authority of the UN anti-terrorism committee by “forcefully moving” a resolution in the UNSC to list Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, saying America’s move only “complicates” the matter. The US, supported by France and the UK, has proposed a draft resolution in …

Pakistan has told its all-weather ally China to lift the technical grip on the United Nations listing of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist on the condition that India carries out a military de-escalation on the border and resumes bilateral dialogue with Islamabad on all outstanding issues including Kashmir, people familiar with …

Pakistan on Wednesday sought more information and evidence from India to take forward cooperation in the investigation into the Pulwama suicide attack that was claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammed and killed 40 troops. Islamabad made the demand for more evidence while sharing with New Delhi its preliminary findings after examining the dossier shared by India on the …

Air Chief BS Dhanoa was a young director, Targeting Cell at Air Headquarters when he accompanied his then chief AY Tipnis and presented to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), a plan to conduct air strikes on terrorist camps in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) immediately after the December 13, 2001 Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) attack on Indian Parliament. …

Sushma Swaraj says won’t contest in 2019, final decision with BJP

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday demanded that the two Pakistani Hindu girls, who were allegedly abducted, forcibly converted to Islam and married to Muslim men should be reunited with their families. Both the girls are minor. “Forced conversion of Hindu girls in Pakistan: The age of the girls is not disputed. Raveena is …

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the promise of minimum income guarantee is his party’s “surgical strike on poverty” that will ensure there is no poor in the country after 2019. Gandhi said the Congress’s promise of minimum income guarantee is “an explosion”. “It will set off a bomb…This is Congress’s surgical strike on …

The United States sent Navy and Coast Guard ships to pass through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, the military said, as the United States increases the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China. The voyage risks further raising tensions with China but will likely be viewed by self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of support …

An early morning rocket from Gaza struck a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding six people, consisting one moderately, an Israeli rescue service said. The sounds of air raid sirens woke up the residents of the residential Sharon area and a strong sound of an explosion followed. The Israeli military stated it identified a …

An Army jawan was murdered Sunday in firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said. They stated the cross-border firing started in Shahpur and Kerni areas of Poonch around 5.30 pm Saturday and it continued intermittently through the night. The Indian Army retaliated strongly but …

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has been appointed the next chief of naval staff. Singh will succeed Admiral Sunil Lanba who retires on May 31. “Government appoints Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, FOC in C Eastern Naval Command as the next Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, who vacates the …

India and Pakistan came perilously near to firing missiles at each other on February 27, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi deciding to up the ante after the capture of MiG-21 Bison pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman by Pakistan, and Research and Analysis Wing secretary Anil Dhasmana communicating to his Pakistan counterpart Inter-Services Intelligence chief Lt …