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Empowered Working Committee for sub-regional connectivity need of the hour: Regional Policy Dialogue

Empowered Working Committee for sub-regional connectivity need of the hour: Regional Policy DialogueParticipants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar and Nepal at a Regional Policy Dialogue on “Connectivity Imperatives in the Bay of Bengal Region”, have suggested that an Empowered Working Committee must be created which can function as a regional …

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China denies using lasers on US aircraft in Djibouti

China denies using lasers on US aircraft in DjiboutiChina on Friday denied allegations that its forces targeted U.S. military aircraft with high-powered lasers near China's military base in Djibouti, resulting in minor injuries to two pilots. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China had informed the U.S. that “after strict …

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Woman injured in Pakistan shelling on LoC

Woman injured in Pakistan shelling on LoCA civilian was injured in Pakistani shelling overnight on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. Police said the Pakistani Army resorted to shelling and firing on the LoC in Tangdhar sector at 11 p.m. on Thursday. "Indian positions retaliated …

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US warns Beijing for militarising South China Sea

US warns Beijing for militarising South China SeaWASHINGTON: The US has warned China that there will be consequences for its growing militarisation in the South China Sea, the media reported. This was following reports of missiles being deployed to three of the country's outposts in the disputed region, CNN reported. …

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NSA, others discuss new defence plans

NSA, others discuss new defence plansNEW DELHI: The newly-created Defence Planning Committee led by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval for facilitating comprehensive defence planning held its first meeting here on Thursday, defence ministry officials said. The inaugural meeting was held the chairmanship of Doval. Besides the three Service Chiefs, the …

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Israel’s parliament approves bill allowing PM to declare war

Israel's parliament approves bill allowing PM to declare warJERUSALEM: The Israeli parliament has approved a law empowering the country's prime minister and defense minister to declare war without full Cabinet approval in "extreme circumstances." While Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a presentation showcasing intelligence on Iran's nuclear program on live …

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