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In a major step to prevent the indiscriminate issuance of arms licences and misuse of arms, the Jammu and Kashmir government has revoked individual arms licences issued between January 1, 2017 to February 23, 2018 and imposed blanket ban on issuance of new arms licences in the militancy-infested State.

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The Centre has decided to raise 17 more battalions of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to fortify the frontiers with Pakistan and China in the wake of heightened tension, government sources said.

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Vice-Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command, on the various challenges the Navy faces amid the evolving geo-strategic conditions in the region

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As Pakistan observed a day of national mourning following the massacre of nearly 150 people in terror attacks ahead of the general elections, leading newspapers have questioned the claims of the government and the army that they have crushed terrorism in the country.

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BJP seized on Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s remarks that another win for it in 2019 Lok Sabha elections would make India a ‘Hindu Pakistan’ to ‘predict’ that the Congress will not get support of Hindus in any election for the “next seven generations.”

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Most times it appears that the Pakistani identity is based upon a virulent hatred of all things Indian. On Saturday, as Pakistan reeled from a blast in Balochistan that took 130 odd lives, Pak Army’s spokesperson DG Major General Asif Ghafoor instead of wondering why Pakistan had become a terrorists’ haven was happy to indulge in some good-old India bashing.

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On July 15, 2018, a high thrust version of the Vikas Engine was successfully qualified through a ground test for a duration of 195 seconds at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri, Tamilnadu.

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The impact of regime change also affects the neighbouring countries. Pakistan is going to polls on July 25 and India is closely observing the development on the other side of the border.

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Nestled in the lap of Himalayas with icy peaks like Nanda Devi in the northeast and the foothills of Himalayas in the southwest, the state of Uttarakhand is one of India’s most pristine states.

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Over 130 companies have shown interest in the Indian space agency's lithium ion cell technology and the pre-application conference will be held on Tuesday, said a senior official.

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It’s been 20 years since India stunned the world with Pokhran II. It wasn’t the fact that India had nuclear technology, but the realisation that India was able to conduct these tests without the rest of the world not having a clue as to what was going on in a . . . .

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The United States has struck a preliminary deal to buy F-35 jets from Lockheed Martin worth about $13 billion, clearing the way for a larger multi-year purchase that aims to bring the cost per jet down to $80 million by 2020, sources said.

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Ahead of the general election in Pakistan, Facebook has disabled numerous accounts and pages of the Islamist Milli Muslim League (MML), in a setback to the political outfit launched by Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa, according to a media report today.

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Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is lodged in Rawalpindi's Adiala jail after being convicted in the Avenfield Corruption case is languishing in sub-standard facilities, alleged his son Hussain.

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“He (Nawaz Sharif) has been critical of Pakistani military. He has been in favour of a strong civilian leadership and strong India-Pakistan ties,” said defence and security experts.

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India and the US are likely to hold their first tri-services military drill later this year and talks to finalise the modalities of the exercise are on, a senior Defence Ministry official has said.

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The Army has distributed 17,000 solar lights among the residents of un-electrified and inaccessible hamlets in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Airbus subsidiaries NAVBLUE and Aerial have signed partnerships with three Indian startups — Stelae technology, EFLIGHT, and Airpix (accelerated at Airbus Bizlab India) — to power cutting-edge technologies that will help usher in new industry benchmarks in aeronautical data services, flight operations, and imagery services.

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