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User: viyyer Topic: indo_pak
Category: indo-pak
Last updated: Dec 19 2018 18:37 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Pak violates ceasefire; targets mosques, houses in J-K 31.12.2020 Rediff: News
Indian Army retaliated befittingly to the unprovoked ceasefire violations.
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Nepal: How did India lose the plot? 30.12.2020 Rediff: News
'By treating Nepali politicians as shabby buffoons to be pampered one day and collared another day, India badly exposed itself.' 'A belief got entrenched in the Nepalese mind that we are a dangerous neighbour,' observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
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Heavy Chinese missile deployment in Ladakh: IAF chief 30.12.2020 Rediff: News
The IAF chief also said Pakistan has become a pawn of Chinese policy and its dependence on China would increase further in future. He said India needs to understand the interplay of some major events in its vicinity that would impact the security scenario of the region.
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'Chinese are waiting to teach us a lesson' 28.12.2020 Rediff: News
'They know that India is no pushover.' 'We have to be extremely vigilant, remain ready and keep strengthening our positions.' 'We have to be militarily strong, whatever be the cost.'
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Pak explored new borders for infiltration in 2020: BSF 26.12.2020 Rediff: News
According to the Border Security Force (BSF), attempts were made by Pakistan from Gujarat and Rajasthan borders as well to infiltrate terrorists into the Indian side.
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Did Jinnah not want Partition? 25.12.2020 Rediff: News
'Jinnah developed a belief that Gandhi had stolen the tag of the leader of the Indian people from him and that he later used religion to reduce Gandhi's idea of a united India to naught was his revenge.'
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How Vajpayee made India a nuclear superpower 24.12.2020 Rediff: News
Vajpayee had always felt that India must act with conviction and panache. He decided that, irrespective of the attendant risks, he would undertake what many felt was a precarious course. A fascinating excerpt from N K Singh's Portraits Of Power: Half A Century Of Being At Ringside</em> on Atalji's 96th birthday, December 25.
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'The boys were so fired up to fight the enemy' 24.12.2020 Rediff: News
'One of the bullets grazed General Sagat's hand and one injured Flying Officer Sidhu in the leg.' 'The helicopter was quickly flown back to Agartala and after landing they found that the aircraft had been peppered with 38 bullet holes!'
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China-Pak air exercise; Cause for worry? 23.12.2020 Rediff: News
'There is much to glean from such exercises. And make it known that we are ready to take them on together!', says Air Commodore Nition Sathe (retd).
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How IAF choppers helped Gen Sagat liberate Bangladesh 22.12.2020 Rediff: News
The retreating Pakistani troops were heading towards Dacca and they had to be stopped at all costs. The Eastern Army Commander, in his orders to General Sagat Singh, had reiterated that he did not want the troops of 4 Corps to cross the Meghna river. But General Sagat had other plans to threaten Dacca and ensure that the pressure would make the Pakistani commanders capitulate. This is where the IAF helicopters came in.
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Punjab cops recovers grenades dropped by drone from Pak 21.12.2020 Rediff: News
The box of hand grenades had been attached with a wooden frame and was lowered from the drone to the ground with a nylon rope, said police, adding that they recovered it on Sunday evening.
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26/11 set up India-Saudi strategic ties 19.12.2020 Rediff: News
'The attacks made clear to all the Gulf States that Pakistan was the nursery and sanctuary of extremist violence and that this violence threatened all the countries in the region.'
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'PLA is no match for Indian Army' 17.12.2020 Rediff: News
'Chinese troops are not geared to fight Indian troops who are battle hardened and acclimatised and are far more hardy.'
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India, Bangladesh restore cross-border rail link 17.12.2020 Rediff: News
The restoration of the Chilahati-Haldibari railway link and signing of the pacts, providing for cooperation in areas of hydrocarbons, agriculture and textiles among others, came at a virtual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina.
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What was the army chief doing in Saudi Arabia? 17.12.2020 Rediff: News
General Naravane's UAE and Saudi Arabia visits communicate India's long awaited arrival in the domain of integrated foreign policy where the diplomatic and the military domains both complement each other much more substantially, observes Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain (retd).
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India slips to 131 in UN's human development index 16.12.2020 Rediff: News
Life expectancy of Indians at birth in 2019 was 69.7 years while Bangladesh has a life expectancy of 72.6 years and Pakistan 67.3 years, the 2020 Human Development Report said.
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Neighbours feared 1971 India: Rahul takes swipe at PM 16.12.2020 Rediff: News
The Congress on Wednesday lauded the armed forces and Indira Gandhi's 'lion-hearted leadership' for India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war, with Rahul Gandhi saying it was a time when neighbouring countries recognised the mettle of the Indian prime minister and feared violating our borders.
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Why India must celebrate its 1971 victory 16.12.2020 Rediff: News
We celebrate Dassera and regard it as an auspicious day as a day of victory of good over evil! So was 16 December! It is time we regard this day as auspicious as Dassera in future, observes Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).
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Indian Army kills two Pak soldiers along LoC 16.12.2020 Rediff: News
"Two Pakistan Army soldiers were killed along LoC opposite Naushera sector by Indian Army while retaliating to ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army there yesterday," sources told ANI on Wednesday.
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'During the war, we reached 40 km into Pakistan' 16.12.2020 Rediff: News
'My brave JCO managed to get to the gun, sit on top of the dead man and fired away at the attacking aircraft till they melted away into the darkness.'
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