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Xinjiang Seethes Under Chinese Crackdown

by Andrew Jacobs KASHGAR, China — Families sundered by a wave of detentions. Mosques barred from broadcasting the call to prayer. Restrictions on the movements of laborers that have wreaked havoc on local agriculture. And a battery of ever more intrusive ways to monitor the communications of citizens for possible …

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The forgotten war in Jammu and Kashmir

The 50th anniversary of the 1965 India-Pakistan war was observed in a befitting manner by the Indian defence forces this year. Five years from now it will be the 50th anniversary of the 1971 war which most likely will be celebrated on a much bigger scale as it was the …

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Pathankot Strike: Surgical Operations Helped Contain Terrorists

PATHANKOT: Braving firing and intermittent shooting of mortars by terrorists, National Security Guard (NSG) aided by Garuds and the Army conducted a chain of surgical ‘step-by-step’ operations to eliminate the six militants and ensured they were contained within a 250-meter radius. An officer privy to the operation said it was …

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Does North Korea have 'Hydrogen' or 'Atomic' Bomb?

PARIS: North Korea said on Wednesday that it had successfully tested a miniature hydrogen bomb, which if confirmed, would place it among a small group of countries with such dangerous weapons. The world’s nuclear arsenals have typically comprised two types of warheads: atomic bombs (A-bombs) such as those dropped on …

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ASW Corvette INS Kadmatt to be Commissioned at Vizag Tomorrow

VISAKHAPATNAM: ‘INS Kadmatt’, the second indigenous stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette, will be commissioned by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R K Dhowan at naval dockyard here tomorrow. A unique feature of the ship is the high level of indigenisation incorporated in the production, accentuating the national objective of ‘Make …

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Why Didn't Washington Dissolve NATO After Collapse of USSR?

NATO has expanded dramatically after the collapse of its primary rivals, the USSR and the Warsaw Treaty Organization, Canadian Professor Michael Jabara Carley notes, posing the question whether NATO was founded as a defensive or an offensive alliance. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a military alliance aimed against the …

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India and Israel: Strengthening the Bonds

India operates Israel’s formidable Spyder Missile System What on earth, one might legitimately wonder, could India have in common with Israel? Wildly at variance in size (India’s population tops 1.25 billion; Israel’s struggles to reach 8 million), they are at least both alumni of Britain’s one-time imperial college, each with …

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