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For years, Beijing has been the biggest arms supplier to Islamabad, with defense purchases as a key element of their close ties. Now, Russia is looking to make inroads into the Pakistani weapons market.

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Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves tumbled by over one billion dollars in last week mainly due to the repayment against Pakistan Sovereign Bond.

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has threatened to wipe Pakistan out with the “mother of nuclear bombs.”

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After a series of terrorist attacks rocked Pakistan in recent days, the Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday reiterated allegation of Indian involvement in attacks in Balochistan.

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In this unfolding geopolitical threatening environment being generated by the solidifying China-Pakistan Axis no scope exists for India to afford to base its Indian Air Force structuring and Fighter Planes inventory only on the Pakistan Threat.

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The exercise Varuna is scheduled to start on May 1, off Goa and Karwar. This maritime exercise will be held jointly by the Indian Navy and the French Navy (Marine Nationale in French). As part of the event will be present the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle and the Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.

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After operationalising the Mutual Logistics Support Agreement (MLSA) signed with France, the Indian Navy is looking for access to French naval base in Djibouti for refuelling and operational turnaround, defence sources said.

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Pakistan will not be "pressured" by anyone on the issue of banning Masood Azhar, a top official in Islamabad said on Thursday, a day after China dismissed reports that the US, the UK and France have served an ultimatum to Beijing to lift its "technical hold" on designating the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief as a global terrorist by the UN.

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Pakistan Army took a jibe at India on Thursday after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj acknowledged that no civilian or soldier was killed in the Balakot attack, saying New Delhi should also take back its claim about the shooting down of a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet and the 2016 surgical strike.

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India will skip the second Belt and Road Forum being hosted by China next week to boost President Xi Jinping’s five-year-old flagship connectivity project, people familiar with developments said on Thursday.

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There have been 74 instances of ‘calibre escalation’ through the use of heavy artillery and mortars by the Pakistan Army on Indian Army positions and civilian areas along the Line of Control in March.

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A couple from Oshiwara who had been staying illegally in the city over the last two decades along with their family was arrested on Thursday.

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India is readying itself for a much closer security embrace with the US soon after the elections are over, said government sources.

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Pakistani Finance Minister Asad Umar on Thursday said he would step down in a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Imran Khan, raising fresh questions on plans for averting an economic crisis amid bailout talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Russia has completed deliveries of 24 Sukhoi Su-35 'Flanker-E' multirole fighters to China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).

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India has suspended the trade across the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan from Friday after probe agencies found the route was being "misused" by elements from the neighbouring country to smuggle illegal weapons, drugs and fake currency, a government order said Thursday.

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Pakistan has emphatically stated that foreign hands found involved in the recent acts of terrorism in Balochistan will not only be exposed but also effectively countered.

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The air skirmishes between India and Pakistan on 26-27 February following the Pulwama attack had a very interesting fallout, which can bring a transformation in the armed forces — one that has long been overdue.

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