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India on Tuesday test-fired indigenously developed intermediate range ballistic missile Agni II from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.

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A Border Action Team (BAT) attack from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district has been foiled and one intruder killed while two Indian soldiers were injured, defence sources said on Monday.

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Ten years ago, a prototype of Russia’s Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighter jet performed its debut flight on February 19, 2008. The Su-35 is Russia’s generation 4++ multirole supersonic super-maneuverable fighter jet developed as a follow-up of Su-27 one-seat planes.

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According to a report on CGTN (China Global Television Network), Fu Ying, a veteran diplomat and now chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) “reiterated on Saturday China’s commitment to the principle of non-first-use of nuclear weapons, expressing concerns about the dangers of nuclear development at present.

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Nepal's new Prime Minister K P Oli has said he wants to deepen ties with China to explore more options and get more leverage in his dealings with India "in keeping with the times".

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on Monday met Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and urged her for creation of a ‘Himachal Regiment’ in the Indian Army.

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Khalistan, the issue that kept India-Canada ties on ice through three decades from 1980, has reappeared as an issue more recently, taking away much of the warmth that was expected during Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s ongoing visit to India.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reversed his decision to take stern action against Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation fearing that any such move could trigger a political crisis, a media report said on Monday.

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India has taken over a strategically important port in Iran, giving it a potential bulwark against China’s growing influence in the region and access to Afghanistan and Europe that bypasses Pakistan.

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As India expands its influence in southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean Region, New Zealand’s Chief of Defence Force Lt. Gen. Tim Keating has sought clarity on a probable military component to New Delhi’s ‘Act East’ policy.

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Pakistan Army today said that at least two Indian soldiers were killed when it destroyed an army post that was used to kill a minor across the Line of Control, a claim rejected by the Indian Army as "baseless".

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Twelve naxals were today arrested in insurgency-hit Sukma district in Chhattisgarh, police said.

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Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif on Sunday accused India of creating obstacles in the peace process and indulging in “patronising terrorists”.

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India's upcoming Rs 800-crore Chandrayaan-2 mission+ will be cheaper than Hollywood's 2014 sci-fi movie 'Interstellar' that cost Rs 1,062 crore ($165 million).

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Pakistan will collapse like the erstwhile Soviet Union if it does not quit a "losing arms race", and, must also seriously consider casting aside its dependence on the armed forces, especially the army, to be regarded as a great nation, said a former envoy.

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Nepal’s new communist prime minister will restart a Chinese-led US$2.5 billion hydropower project that was pulled by the previous government considered friendly towards India, and wants to increase infrastructure connectivity with Beijing to ease the country’s reliance on New Delhi.

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Amid its apparent failure to withdraw support and funding to proscribed terrorist organisations, Pakistan will now have to contend with some more scrutiny – from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

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Special Director General, anti-Naxal operations, D.M. Awasthi on Monday said that more than 20 Naxals were killed in an encounter which took place yesterday in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district.

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