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Pakistan plans to raise as much as $1 billion from its diaspora in its latest effort to boost foreign-exchange reserves that have dropped close to the lowest in three years.

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Statistics show Pakistan’s weapon import since 2010 have been consistently falling. Gripped by a weak economy, falling forex reserves, an alarming balance of payment ratio and American weapons sanctions has fueled a drop in Pakistan's import of weapons.

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China is expected to propose to India the construction of a trans-Himalayan trilateral economic corridor, an ambitious plan that seeks to connect the two countries and Nepal.

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The training of Indian pilots and maintenance personnel in preparation for delivery of Rafale fighters is in progress in France, Dassault Aviation chairman and CEO Eric Trappier told AIN in describing progress with the Indian air force contract for 36 Rafale fighters.

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While infrastructure development along the China border was the most important issue discussed in the bi-annual Army Commanders’ Conference, the issue of shortage of funds leading to delay in strategic road projects was also deliberated upon at the mega military event.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to China at the end of April to hold a one-on-one meeting with President Xi Jinping. The unprecedented meeting between the two leaders can significantly help in re-defining Sino-Indian relations in the coming days.

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The Indian Army has listed out ammunition and spares that it cannot afford to procure despite the fact that the existing power of the arsenal would not be enough for even 10 days of war, reported IE.

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Russian firm UVZ and Punj Corporation Pvt Ltd (PCPL) have tied up to undertake repair and maintenance of T-72 and T-90 tank engines and radiators in India.

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Representatives from the Ministry of Defence recently visited the Kamov Helicopter facility in Moscow and witnessed the performance of Ka-226T helicopters.

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The US, India and Japan intend to work together on high-standard projects in the Indo-Pacific region "that make economic sense" amidst China's "predatory" economic behaviour, according to a senior Trump administration diplomat.

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The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Central Government to seize properties of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Mumbai.

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China today backed its all-weather ally Pakistan and called on the international community to support its counter terrorism efforts after Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the neighbouring country as a "terror export factory".

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India-Iran ties have been strengthening with leaders of both nations making the efforts to cement bilateral strategies. President Rouhani and PM Modi have met on several occasions in the past to discuss and work on India-Iran ties, however with Iran-Pakistan relations bettering, would the India-Iran ties weaken?

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India has sought legal action from UK against perpetrators who tore the Indian Flag in London as well as instigators of the incident.

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China has reached out to India with an offer to resume military exchanges that it had put on an unexplained hold just before last year’s Dokalam standoff, signaling an important shift ahead of defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s visit to Beijing next week.

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Chinese Defense Minister, Wei Fenghe has said that China is willing to work together with Pakistan to focus on building a community of human destiny, consolidate all-weather friendship and deepen pragmatic cooperation in various fields between the two armed forces.

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China has made marked advancements in its undersea-warfare capabilities and is using stolen US technology to further that progress, US Adm. Philip Davidson told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.

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In a desperate measure to compensate for a 15 to 20 per cent shortage of critical ammunition, spares and missiles, the Indian Army has proposed to cut down on the purchase of expensive items, as well as discontinue the purchase of spares for vintage platforms to save money.

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