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Indo-French military exercise 'Shakti-2016' begins in Rajasthan
New Delhi: Indian and French troops will on Friday begin their eight-day counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency joint exercise in Rajasthan.

Pathankot attacks work of saboteurs: Pakistan Defence Minister
Khawaja Muhammad Asif says "some elements" want to "sabotage" the India-Pakistan peace talks.

New base: Satellite monitoring station in Vietnam to give India room in East Sea region
NEW DELHI: India will get a strategic toehold in the East Sea region as its new satellite monitoring station in Vietnam is expected to be activated soon and linked to another existing facility in neighbouring Indonesia, amid China's growing ambitions in the area.

6.7 magnitude earthquake hits India-Myanmar border
Kolkata, Jan 4: A strong intensity earthquake early Monday hit India-Myanmar border, ripples of which were felt in West Bengal, apart from Manipur, Bangladesh, Nagaland and Arunachal Pardesh.

United Jihad Council claims responsibility for Pathankot attack
A conglomerate of militant outfits United Jihad Council (UJC) today claimed responsibility for the terror attack on Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Pathankot.

India, Pakistan's foreign secretaries to draw dialogue map for next 6 months: Aziz
Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Tuesday that foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India would devise a map for talks on 10 identified subjects for the next six months during their meeting in mid-January, Radio Pakistan reported.

Attack on Pathankot air base a 'heinous terrorist act': US
WASHINGTON: The deadly assault on an Indian air base near the Pakistan border Saturday was "a heinous" terrorist attack, the United States said, urging the two countries to work together to hunt down those responsible.

Pathankot terror attack: India exercises restraint, avoids direct anti-Pakistan comments
NEW DELHI: The Indian establishment on Saturday exercised restraint and avoided making direct anti-Pakistan comments after the fidayeen attack at an Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in northern Punjab.

PM Modi pitches for India's self-reliance in defence manufacturing
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made a strong pitch for India's self-reliance in defence production, saying it has to be ensured that the weaponry and equipment its soldiers carry should be "the best in the world".

Surprise Pakistan visit: PM Narendra Modi goes the extra mile in search of closer ties
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to Lahore on Friday for a surprise meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, an initiative hailed by many as a diplomatic master stroke though the opposition Congress lashed out at what it described as an exercise in self-projection.