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Saturday , October 20 2018

Security situation ‘fragile’ along LoC : Army

Security situation 'fragile' along LoC : ArmyThere has been no change in terror infrastructure across the Line of Control after Imran Khan took charge as Pakistan prime minister, the Indian Army said on Wednesday and termed as "fragile" the security situation along the LoC due to continuous attempts by Pakistan …

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Beijing ready to improve soured American military ties: US

Beijing ready to improve soured American military ties: USSINGAPORE: Beijing appears ready to normalise its interactions with the American military, a US defence official said Wednesday, after relations soured during a sanctions spat and trade war. Randall Schriver, the Pentagon's assistant secretary of defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, …

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Lanka government rejects reports on President Sirisena’s assassination plot by India’s R&AW

Lanka government rejects reports on President Sirisena's assassination plot by India's R&AWCOLOMBO: Sri Lankan government on Wednesday rejected as "completely untrue" media reports that President Maithripala Sirisena accused India's Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) of plotting his assassination and he opposed awarding a key port project to India. The media …

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Afghan election candidate among four killed in bomb attack

Afghan election candidate among four killed in bomb attackKANDAHAR (AFGHANISTAN): A bomb placed under a sofa killed four Afghans including an election candidate on Wednesday, officials said, as deadly violence escalates ahead of the October 20 parliamentary ballot. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, which takes the number …

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China test-fires its own supersonic BrahMos missile

China test-fires its own supersonic BrahMos missileBEIJING: A Chinese mining company has claimed to have successfully test-fired a supersonic missile, touted as a potential competitor to Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos missile, according to the official media here. The test conducted on Monday at a discreet location in North China verified …

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Longread: How Russia moved into Central Africa

Longread: How Russia moved into Central AfricaDAKAR: When Central African Republic (CAR) pleaded for help last year to fight marauding militias, former colonial ruler France offered guns it had seized off Somalia. But Russia objected and donated its own weapons instead. By early February, Russia had sent nine planes with …

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