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French Naval Fighter Squadron Completes Transition To Rafale M

French naval fighter squadron Flottille 17F, which formerly operated the Super Étendard Modernisé (SEM) aircraft, has completed its transition to the Dassault Aviation Rafale M. The transition, which began in 2016 soon after the SEM was withdrawn from service, means that Flottille 17F has now officially joined the French Navy’s …

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ISI Plot To Target Army Foiled, Illegal Phone Exchange Busted In Hyderabad

Tip-off on illegal internet telephony exchange in Nallakunta, Hyderabad came from military intelligence unit in J&K. Facility was being exploited by intelligence operatives from Pakistan. Security personnel in J&K were called to obtain sensitive information by posing as senior officials of the Army NEW DELHI: Based on inputs provided by …

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One Terrorist Killed In Encounter In Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Awantipora area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Banderpora-Rinzipora area of Awantipora on Friday morning following information about the presence of militants there, a …

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US Troops’ Retreat From Afghan Spells Trouble For J-K

by Arun Joshi The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan is ominous for Kashmir as it threatens to help the forces of violence that have been looking for such an outcome for years. It spells physical and psychological dangers for India in the Valley, where it has not been able …

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Cabinet Okays Rs 10,000 Crore Gaganyaan Mission, To Send 3-Member Crew To Space For 7 Days

The Gaganyaan project was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 2018 Independence Day speech NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet Friday approved the Gaganyaan project under which a three-member crew will be sent to space for at least seven days, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. The project will …

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MEA Worried As China Edges Out Indian Firms

Under construction China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC0 Indian construction companies are seeing red over China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, which has political and economic concerns for India While the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), that connects Chinese province of Xinjiang with Pakistan’s Gwadar port, has political ramifications, the other sections …

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India Urges China To Adhere To Established Mechanisms Over Building Infrastructure Across Border

India wants China to adhere to the established mechanisms to address its concerns with regard to building of infrastructure across the border, sources said here on Thursday. India also expects China to “walk the talk” on addressing trade imbalance and allowing import of agricultural products and IT services from India, …

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India’s Unparalleled Engineering Feat: Kashmir To Get ‘Blast-Proof’ World’s Highest Railway Bridge Over River Chenab

That Indian Railways is building the world’s highest railway bridge is a well known fact for many. What is less known is that this arch bridge, being built over the Chenab river in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, is taller than Paris’ famous Eiffel Tower! The Chenab river rail …

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Kashmiris Might Opt For India If ‘Special Status’ Protected: PDP Leader Baig

If J&K’s special position in the Constitution is restored, then people might vote for India if a plebiscite is held, the Peoples Democratic Party patron Muzaffar Hussain Baig said on Thursday. During a discussion titled ‘Kashmir: The Way Forward’ in New Delhi, Baig said if the special position of J&K …

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BSF To Get Bullet Proof Bunkers, Israeli CIBMS To Counter Pakistan Sniper Attacks

Indian border troops will be equipped with bullet-proof bunkers and Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS)  technology to counter threats from Pakistan. The continuous infiltration attempts by the militants, backed by Pakistani sniper attacks has got the Indian government thinking. In boosting both the morale and defence of Indian security forces, …

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