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When it comes to undersea naval fleet, Indian Navy’s submarine strength is way ahead of its neighbours Pakistan and Bangladesh, but pales in comparison to China.

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In one of the biggest recruitment drives in central security forces, the government has decided to recruit over 54,000 jawans in armed police forces like the CRPF, BSF and ITBP among others this year.

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India's Border Roads Organisation has completed construction of a strategically key road in Bhutan, linking the neighbouring country's border town of Phuentshogling with its capital city of Thimphu.

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Often a witness to bloody confrontations, a protest march against stone-pelting and terrorism was no less than a breath of fresh air in the strife-torn Kashmir Valley.

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The much-awaited proposed joint Special Operations Division to carry out missions of strategic importance is now waiting final nod from the Defence Ministry.

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A Pakistani high court judge today alleged that the country's powerful ISI spy agency is pressuring the chief justice and other judges to get favourable verdicts in different cases, including against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

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From September, the Army will be inducting two types of artillery guns into its arsenal. These will be the first induction of heavy artillery since the Swedish Bofors guns imported in the 1980s.

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Whoever wins next week’s election in Pakistan will have to urgently resolve a currency crisis that threatens to put the brakes on the fast-growing economy, with the most likely solution being another bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered Sri Lanka a fresh grant of 2 billion yuan ($295 million), as Beijing tries to expand its influence in the tiny island country off India's southern tip.

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The clamour for creation of two joint theatre commands – western theatre command for Pakistan and eastern theatre command for China – for better war-fighting has grown loud with senior serving military officers and importantly, defence analysts having jumped into the fray.

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The guns are relatively silent lately along the International Border (IB) since June in Jammu and Kashmir, with not even a single ceasefire violation this month so far. Security experts and observers say the Pakistan general election, scheduled on July 25, is a big factor for this peace as the polling exercise requires political as well as military energy redirected internally.

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China’s Military, Naval & Air Attache Major-General Chen Wenrong has said that Pakistan and China military relationship has always served as the pillar to the bilateral relationship.

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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Shehbaz Sharif has said that he would make Pakistan better than its arch-rival India after coming into power, according to a media report on Sunday.

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Despite the growing threat from the Taliban, India has decided to assist Afghanistan in building another key project, the Shahtoot Dam, that will provide drinking and irrigation water to the residents of Kabul.

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In a new development in Pakistan, supporters of PML (N), the country's mainstream political party, and others raised slogans against the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) outside the Army Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi on Saturday night.

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TCA Raghavan, former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, tells DNA’s Abhishek Bhalla in an interview that greater political stability in Pakistan is in India’s interest. Excerpts:

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US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday spoke in support of waivers for sanctions being imposed against nations buying military gear from Russia.

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi failed yet another crucial test in the Lok Sabha on Friday. He has rightly admitted that he is a ‘Pappu’.

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