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After Doklam, Modi confirms attendance at BRICS summit, to visit Myanmar

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China to attend the upcoming conference of the BRICS forum on September 3-5, the Prime Minister's Office said today.On the way back, he will also conduct a three-day visit to Myanmar, it added."At the invitation of the President of People’s Republic of

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India draws closer to US under Modi, to restart ‘COPE INDIA’

The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government of India is ramping up defense cooperation with the United States, and will restart COPE INDIA, a mock combat exercise between the US and Indian Air Force.COPE INDIA was first conducted in 2004, and subsequently in 2005, 2006 and 2009, after which it

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Nawaz Sharif Proves Unlucky For The Third Time

Nawaz Sharif is third time unlucky to have to abandon his term as the democratically elected Prime Minister of Pakistan.With the Supreme Court disqualifying him over the corruption cases for ten years, sixty-seven-year-old Sharif’s premiership comes to end one year before his term expires.It also potentially means the termination

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Pakistan Army protests cross-border attacks by India

Pakistan's Director General of Military Operations protested Indian attacks on the Line of Control in Kashmir in a meeting with his Indian counterpart.According to a statement released by the Indian side, Pakistan complained that Indian Army had killed four Pakistani soldiers and one civilian by cross-border firing.India and Pakistan are

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Kabul Blast: Is Islamic State expanding its reach in the subcontinent?

Is this mother of all bomb blast? If one looks at the magnitude of Wednesday morning’s explosion in Kabul, one scouts to find a parallel in recent times.A sewage tanker laden with bomb is denoted at the heart of Kabul city surrounded by presidential palace and many prominent embassies.Kabul

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‘Will go to any extent to save Kulbhushan Jadhav’ – Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said India will go to any extent to save Kulbhushan Jadhav."We will go to whatever extent we need to, but we will save Kulbhushan Jadav," the minister said, while attending an event in Mumbai.The minister maintained that Kulbhushan Jadhav was not a spy, but a businessman

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India could designate Pakistan a ‘Terror State’ – reports

India could move to designate its neighbor Pakistan a 'Terror State', according to media reports.The high-level committee that met today at the Prime Minister's office has arrived at this as the best option given the current situation.Other options considered included military action against the nuclear power.Designating Pakistan as a Terror

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India to buy Chinook, Apache helicopters from the US for defence forces

India has signed an agreement with the US Government and aircraft maker Boeing to purchase Apache attack helicopters and Chinook heavy lift helicopters, the government said.India is not a traditional buyer of US-made defence equipment, preferring to engage with Russia and the Europeans instead.However, with the new government under

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CSE bats for putting clear limits on carbon emissions by countries

Centre for Science and Environment, one of India's biggest environmental research and lobbying organization, has said that the current proposal to set a target of limiting temperature increase to 1.5 degrees could be a 'hollow shell' if no limits are placed on individual country emissions.Countries from across the world are

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Indian trade forum Assocham to open an office in Iran

The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), India's third biggest industry forum, today announced it will consider opening office in Teheran, immediately after global trade with Iran becomes normal following lifting of international sanctions. Yesterday, Western powers and Iran announced an agreement to move towards

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