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The situation was tense on the disputed boundary (Line of Control) in Kashmir between India and Pakistan even as Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat, held a high-level security review with  his top military commanders in Srinagar, amid escalated cross-border shelling and gunfire.

 

At least 80 people were killed and over 300 injured, many critically, when a truck packed with explosives blew up during morning rush hour in the Afghan capital's diplomatic zone near the Indian embassy on Wednesday.

 

Pakistan’s newest extremist leader Hafiz Abdul Rehman kki has mocked his country’s army, calling it the puppet of the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), the terror group he now heads, even as the country's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, admitted that Islamabad "chooses not to act" against such groups.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a four-nation tour of Europe Monday (May 29) where cooperation on counter-terrorism, civil nuclear technology, free trade, defence, science and technology and investment would dominate the bilateral summit agenda.

 

The UN will require Sri Lankan troops to undergo “enhanced screening” for human rights violations going back to the final years of the civil war before they can be deployed as peacekeepers.

 

India’s top diplomats held a four-day brainstorming session in New Delhi this month to strategise and decide how India should engage with major global powers and countries in the immediate neighbourhood, writes Nilova Roy Chaudhury

 

India on Thursday (May 18) scored a major legal, diplomatic and moral victory over Pakistan when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) directed Islamabad not to execute alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav pending its final decision and inform it of the steps being taken to implement the order.

 

Almost six months after their "remarkable and unprecedented" telephonic conversation, US President Donald Trump and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will have a face-to-face meeting in Saudi Arabia later this week, Pakistani media said.

 

India finally announced its decision to boycott China's mega.One Belt One Road (OBOR) summit, saying that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is a crucial part of the trans-continental connectivity initiative by Beijing, is a violation of its "sovereignty and territorial integrity.

 

In an implicit rebuff to India, Nepal has decided to be part of China initiated Belt and Road Initiative and is going to sign the framework agreement on it this week, as China’s clout significantly grows in South Asia.

 


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