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Balakot airstrike was a major achievement: Northern Army commanderUDHAMPUR: Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Monday termed the IAF's Balakot airstrike on a terrorist camp in Pakistan as a "major achievement". He also confirmed that the first surgical strike was carried out by India in September 2016 while quoting...
Britain tells Iran: Do not provoke the United States or Trump will retaliateGENEVA: Britain told Iran on Monday not to underestimate the resolve of the United States, warning that if American interests were attacked then the administration of President Donald Trump would retaliate. "I would say to the Iranians: Do...
Beijing denounces US warship sail-by in South China SeaBEIJING: China on Monday denounced a US warship sail-by near disputed islands in the South China Sea as a violation of its sovereignty, amid mounting tensions over trade between the two countries. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) organised air and naval forces...
ITBP expresses displeasure over delay in construction of residential quarters by CPWDNEW DELHI: Indo-Tibetan Border Police Inspector General Vijay Kumar Singh has expressed displeasure over the slow pace of construction of residential quarters and barracks by the CPWD. In a letter to the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Director General,...
Dare not try and come anywhere near LoC: Indian Army to PakistanUDHAMPUR (JAMMU AND KASHMIR): Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command of the Indian Army on Monday lauded the air strike carried out by the Indian Army Force on a terrorist camp in Pakistan's Balakot earlier...
Pakistan needs aggressive diplomacy to exit FATF grey list: OfficialISLAMABAD: 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...
Turkey says to produce S-500s with Russia after S-400 missile dealANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey and Russia would jointly produce S-500 defence systems after Ankara's controversial purchase of the S-400 missile defence system from Moscow. Turkey's push to buy the S-400s has further strained already...
US warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensionsWASHINGTON: The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the...
Saudi Arabia against war with Iran, vows strong responseRIYADH: Saudi Arabia does not want a war with Iran but will respond “with strength and determination” if Iran decides to start one, a top Saudi official said on Sunday. “We don’t want a war in any way, but at the...
Pakistan considering appointing NSA to resume backchannel diplomacy: Official sourcesThe Imran Khan-led Pakistan government is actively considering appointing a National Security Advisor to revive backchannel diplomacy with India to iron out issues hindering the resumption of peace talks between the two nuclear-armed neighbours, official sources said on Sunday. Since assuming...