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External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj again took a dig at her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz, and this time she had company in the form of a Pakistani woman who joined her in lambasting him.

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In the first official meeting between top Indian and Chinese officials since the Doklam stand-off became public, national security adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval met state councillor Yang Jiechi here on Thursday, offering the possibility of serious diplomatic efforts to de-escalate the confrontation.

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As China continues to make inroads into northern Tibet with a massive deployment of military equipment, the Indian Army is scaling up its military infrastructure in bordering areas.

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The US Pacific Fleet commander said Thursday he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Donald Trump ordered it, and warned against the military ever shifting its allegiance from its commander in chief.

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Wiser after back-to-back Maoist ambushes in Sukma in April this year and the recent terror attack on a bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has stepped up its operational tactics by shifting to a multi-pronged approach.

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While the stand-off between China and India continues at the Sikkim- Bhutan-Tibetan tri-junction of Doklam, the Air Force station at Panagarh in Bardhaman district got its first set of multi-skilled transport aircraft C-130J Super Hercules manufactured by Lockheed Martin of the United States.

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India has contacted six foreign shipyards with a formal request for information about building six nonnuclear submarines. The request comes as part of Project 75I, a program worth over $12 billion, according to Defense News.

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The production orders for missiles of the Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, will grow four times to 1 lakh crore by 2020, said DRDL director of M S R Prasad on Thursday.

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In a major move, the Narendra Modi government has delegated “substantial” financial powers to the Army, the Navy and the Indian Air Force to strengthen perimeter security at sensitive military installations across the country, the defence ministry said today.

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There is no quid pro quo with China on the issue of "sufferings" of the Tibetan people and stapled visas being given to Arunachal Pradesh residents by Beijing, government said on Thursday.

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National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval has commenced his visit to China, outside the glare of media, amid public calls by Chinese authorities seeking unilateral withdrawal of Indian troops engaged in a tense standoff with Chinese forces, from the Doklam plateau.

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The US has reaffirmed its support to India's membership bid to the Nuclear Suppliers Group and said it has called on other members of the elite grouping to back New Delhi's application.

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Odisha government has formally named the Outer Wheeler island in Bhadrak district as APJ Abdul Kalam Island as a tribute to the former president on his second death anniversary today.

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To say that North Korea is a rogue state, ruled by a maniacal dictator, who's known to have 'traitors' killed on a whim by either feeding them to dogs or shooting them down with anti-aircraft guns, would be nothing out of the ordinary.

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The recent participation of Japanese warships JS Izumo and JS Sazanami in the trilateral Malabar 2017 naval exercises (along with the Indian and US navies) marks the beginning of a new phase in Japan’s maritime power projection.

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A scenario for Indra 2017 ground drill says that the joint Russian-Indian army group will set up a humanitarian corridor, cordon off a designated area and suppress "illegal armed units," the Eastern Military District’s press service said.

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An infiltration bid was foiled and three terrorists were killed by the Indian Army. The incident took place at the Gurez sector in Kashmir. The Army said that search operations are still on.

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Armed forces' officials serving in forward bases will continue to get their free ration without any change while those posted in peace stations will be provided the benefit in cash, government sources said on Wednesday.

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