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The media has reported that the Indian army’s much vaunted mountain strike corps (MSC) has been put in cold storage. An insinuation attributed by the media to unnamed sources has it that the decision is a result of institutional factors rather than strategic necessity.

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The central government has dropped hints that cross-border raids on the terror camps like the 2016 surgical strike may not be a one-time affair.

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Three terrorists behind the abduction and killing of a police constable were on Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid said.

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An infiltration bid was foiled by the Indian Army on the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday leading to a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir`s Kupwara district, defence sources said.

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Iran has sought the help of Pakistan in crushing Daesh*. Iran's Chief of Army Staff Major Gen Mohammad Bagheri recently visited the Pakistan-Afghanistan border and discussed ways to boost defense ties with his Pakistani counterpart, Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.

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A Pakistani militant belonging to terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was killed by the security forces in an encounter today in the Handwara area of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

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The Indian Army – the second largest in the world – will be undergoing a restructuring. Unfortunately, the health of the Indian Army, which we are all proud of, isn’t good. The big question is: will this restructuring be able to address all these issues? The last such exercise was in 2004.

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From new long-range sniper rifles and man-portable anti-tank weapon systems to high-speed underwater scooters and hand-launched micro drones, India continues to gradually modernise its clandestine warfare arm.

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Hundred militants and 43 security personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir in the first six months of this year, Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said today.

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Religion is not criteria for recruitment to central paramilitary forces, the home ministry said today. The ministry's assertion came after AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi accused the Centre of neglecting Muslims and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi tell how many of them got government jobs, including in central paramilitary forces.

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