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Over 400 freshly-trained youths from Jammu and Kashmir were on Saturday recruited into the Army at a passing-out-parade here, the first such parade of the force after the erstwhile state became the Union territory.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India has no extra-territorial ambitions but asked the armed forces to be alert against Pakistan "which pursues terrorism as a matter of state policy".

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked citizens to pitch in for those in the military on Armed Forces Flag Day. The Armed Forces Flag Day is observed every year on December 7 since 1949 in honour of soldiers, airmen and sailors who fought on the borders to keep the country safe.

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Foreign exchange reserves of the country rose by $2.48 billion during the week ended November 29, official data showed on Friday.

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China's defense budget has grown 850 per cent in the last 20 years from $20 billion to $170 billion in 2018, a top Pentagon official told lawmakers on Thursday.

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A 139-strong contingent of the China’s People’s Liberation Army arrived here on Friday for the joint military exercise with India, officials said.

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Usman Khan, the terrorist, who killed two persons in a knife rampage at London Bridge, was on Friday laid to rest at his ancestral village in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), according to Samaa TV.

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India on Friday said the world community believes Pakistan is not serious about prosecuting Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed and others involved in planning and executing the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

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The ordnance factories, which supply around 80 per cent of its total production items to Indian Army, are unable to meet significant quantity of army's demand for some principal ammunition thus adversely affecting their operational preparedness, . . .

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China on Friday said its research ship sailed through India's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) near Andaman Islands in September, but it did not conduct any experiment.

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The Pakistani government's support for internationally designated terrorist groups came under scrutiny earlier this year when the Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed 40 Indian soldiers in Pulwama in Indian-administered Kashmir in February.

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Despite inaugurating the Kartarpur corridor on a noble note to allow Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Prime Minister Imran Khan has not been able to curb the religious fanaticism and barbarism that exists on his land in the so-called name of Islam.

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India and the US are heading in the right direction on the defence technology-sharing pact. The two countries are expected to sign a deal at the upcoming 2+2 dialogue in Washington on December 19.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Niazi will attend the Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019 in Malaysia that would provide him an opportunity to exchange views and find solution to the challenges facing the Muslim world particularly governance, development, terrorism and Islamophobia, the Foreign Office said on Friday.

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Two unidentified persons on Friday allegedly fled after stealing two INSAS rifles and 20 rounds of ammunition from the Pachmarhi Army Camp in Madhya Pradesh's Hoshangabad.

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China's strategic power projection in the Indian Ocean has made it necessary for India to build a stronger navy, according to defence analysts.

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday approved a USD 1 billion emergency loan for cash strapped Pakistan to provide support to the country's public finances and help strengthen its slowing economy.

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The over 3.25-lakh personnel strong CRPF, the country's largest paramilitary force, is working on a proposal mooted by Union Home Minister Amit Shah to keep its combat profile "young and fit" for operations in the anti-Naxal and counter-insurgency domain, officials said on Friday.

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