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Pakistan has received a "big" package of aid from its all-weather ally, China, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Friday, but will not reveal the quantum of financial support as President Xi Jinping has asked him not to reveal it, a media report said.

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India may have managed to get just a ‘letter of comfort’ from France on the contract for 36 Rafale fighter jets, but it had secured a €185 million bank guarantee from Dassault as a safeguard against any violations of the offset policy, people familiar with the deal said.

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While India watches with concern Sri Lanka’s deepening political crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is boldly visiting the Maldives on the day its autocratic president, Abdullah Yameen, is to cede power after a surprise election defeat.

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The Indian army inducted its first batch of artillery guns on November 9 in Deolali and it is expected that over the next two years, a total of 245 guns will be progressively acquired.

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The Army's Northern Command chief, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, said Friday Pakistan shall be "punished" if it carries out activities detrimental to India and asserted that befitting replies were given to the neighbouring nation for violating ceasefire.

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The Indian Army has issued a request for information from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) or vendors to procure 60mm Mortar along with ammunition.

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All the focus has been on the first deterrence patrol by INS Arihant, India’s nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi also made an interesting assertion that India’s nuclear weapons are a pillar of global peace and stability.

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Foreign exchange reserves held by the central bank continued to spiral downwards for the 12th successive week as they fell 2.55% on a weekly basis, according to data released on Thursday.

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For the first time a foreign army contingent has come under the command of an Indian Army unit. A Kazakhstan Army company has been co-deployed with an Indian Army unit located in a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, officials said.

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With the US waiver for India’s acquisition of the Russian S-400 Triumf missile systems hanging in the balance, New Delhi has kicked off the formal process for yet another mega defence deal with Washington as a sweetener for the Trump administration.

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Pakistan certainly needs to do more in its fight against terrorism and the Trump administration expects Islamabad to act against terror groups like the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba in same way as it did against al-Qaeda after the 9/11 attacks, a top American official has said.

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The Chinese military has expressed a desire to update its warfighting tactics to include offensive maneuvers, not just self-defense.

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India has kept Pakistan out of the celebrations in Kochi meant to mark 10 years of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS), which is described by India as the 21st century’s first significant international maritime security initiative launched in February 2008.

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Two militants, who were arrested from Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, were part of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) module and had come to the town to ferry weapons to the Kashmir Valley, a senior police officer said on Thursday.

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An Indian Air Force helicopter made a "precautionary" landing due to some technical issues in a field in Barmer district's Sheo area on Thursday, officials said.

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Asserting that Islamabad's support to violence has not benefitted either Pakistan or Afghanistan, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that the "undeclared war" between the two neighbours must end.

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Defence procurement has been simplified and is happening speedily but with "due diligence intact", defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday amid a raging row over the Rafale fighter jet deal with France.

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Vietnam has sought suggestions from India to keep South China Sea stable and ensure Freedom of Navigation in the region ahead of President Ram Nath Kovind's trip to Vietnam beginning later this week.

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