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The US considers Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) as one of the greatest threats to it and allied forces in war-torn Afghanistan, where at least 300 fighters from the terror group are active, a Pentagon report has said.

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Kingpin of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) Yunus Ansari along with three Pakistani nationals have been arrested in Kathmandu in what can be described as a major crackdown on the network of FICN in Nepal.

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Five Hindu Pakistani nationals who had sought Indian citizenship were granted their wish at a formal ceremony at the home ministry office in Mantralaya Friday.

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India has finalised a new system to speed up sale of military equipment to friendly countries like Bangladesh, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Myanmar and others through defence lines of credit (LoC), which is akin to the much-touted foreign military sales (FMS) programme of the US.

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A comprehensive defeat of the Congress has established that its ‘Rafale scam’ charge did not stick and was a non-issue as far as the electorate was concerned.

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The US Government has formally sent the expected Letter of Agreement (LoA) for 24 MH-60R Seahawk maritime helicopters, to the Indian Government earlier this week.

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A BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile was successfully test-fired by a Unit of Eastern Command, Indian Army from Car Nicobar Islands at 1450 hr on 22 May 2019 as part of joint training by Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.

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It is too soon to say whether Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was correct in predicting that a right-wing government in India would be better for peace talks, a Pakistani daily said in an editorial Friday, adding that much will depend on a change in attitude on the part of India, “whose hawkish behaviour has been the main obstruction in the quest for peace”.

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Sri Lanka is in advanced talks with India and Japan to construct a container terminal at the port in Colombo, next to a Chinese terminal built as part of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative, government officials said.

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The Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), which was blamed for the terror attack at a cafe in Dhaka in 2016 in which 22 people including 17 foreigners were killed, has been declared as a banned terrorist organisation by the government, the Home Ministry said Friday.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) got a formal go-ahead on Friday to fly it’s AN 32 transport aircraft fleet on blended aviation turbine fuel. IAF said, “formidable workhorse, the Russian made AN-32 aircraft was formally fleet certified to fly on blended aviation fuel containing up to 10% of indigenous bio-jet fuel.”

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Two militants of the banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), along with their families, have surrendered in Dhalai district, a BSF official said Friday.

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The State Bank of Pakistan's liquid foreign exchange reserves declined sharply by $788 million during last week due to external debt servicing and other official payments.

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Pakistan needs to launch an aggressive diplomatic effort to secure enough support to come out of the grey list or prevent itself from falling into the black list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) next month, a senior government official has said.

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The killing of Zakir Musa is a historic event for Indian Army's anti-militancy operation in the Kashmir Valley. This comes just a day after PM Narendra Modi's landslide victory in the India's General Elections.

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Having come out victorious, despite corruption charges levelled by opposition parties in the Rafale fighter jet deal, the Narendra Modi-led government may now find it much easier to sign defence contracts during its second term, observes defence procurement analyst and ex-financial adviser to the Defence Ministry Amit Cowshish.

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The Foreign Office on Thursday cautioned India against changing the constitutional status of occupied Kashmir and reminded it that its high-handed tactics could not suppress the freedom movement.

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The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) today successfully test fired an indigenously-developed 500 kg inertially-guided bomb at the Pokhran test firing range in Rajasthan. The bomb hit its target at 30 km with high precision.

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