User: viyyer Topic: indo_pak
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Last updated: Oct 23 2020 13:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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'If our troops had fired anything could have happened' 25.6.2020 Rediff: News
'It could have moved from the use of small arms to artillery fire.' 'Anything could have happened like what happens on the LoC.'
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Post Pulwama, Pak still safe haven for terrorists: US 25.6.2020 Rediff: News
The suspension of US aid to Pakistan, which was announced by President Donald Trump in January 2018, remained in effect throughout 2019, the State Department said.
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Tensions flare up at LoC as Pak opens fire on troops 21.6.2020 Rediff: News
The official said the firing and mortar shelling from the Pakistani side started around 1 am and continued for over four-and-a-half hours.
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Ladakh: What are India's options? 20.6.2020 Rediff: News
'The one aspect which no Indian military thinker would wish to see emerge is a LoC type of posture at the LAC.' 'The LoC is manned for 750 km and terrorist infiltration has led to the creation of a virtual fortress along its entire length.' 'Something mirroring this at the LAC is going to be expensive although deployment everywhere is not warranted there.' 'However, given the complete trust deficit, there appear few alternatives,' notes Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain (retd).
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'With China, Indian soldiers have a much tougher job' 11.6.2020 Rediff: News
'They cannot use firearms.' 'They have to be restrained.' 'It is a game of patience and chess board moves.' 'It is not like India and Pakistan where bullets get fired and people get killed.'
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What provoked the Chinese in Ladakh 8.6.2020 Rediff: News
We should have anticipated it on August 5 last year, when we made the big changes in J and K. Amit Shah left nothing to chance when he told Parliament that 'we will bring back Aksai Chin even at the cost of our lives'. 'Then, there were the new maps, objections to the CPEC going through Indian territory, the weather reports.' A broad territorial status quo had existed in Ladakh-Aksai Chin since 1962. India made its intention to change this public, notes Shekhar Gupta.
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Top Army commanders meet amid tension with China 27.5.2020 Rediff: News
The main focus will be on the situation in eastern Ladakh where Indian and Chinese troops are locked in an eyeball-to-eyeball face-off in sensitive areas like Pangong Tso, Galwan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldie
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Be prepared for hot summers on the India-China border 15.5.2020 Rediff: News
'The potential of one such LAC engagement going out of control and leading to heavy casualties cannot be ruled out,' warns Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain (retd).
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Pak terror may nix US need for India deal on Kabul 11.5.2020 Rediff: News
'The Delhi-Washington stalemate can end only if India's concern over trans-border terrorism is addressed.' 'The Indian security establishment expects a spike in terrorist attacks in the months ahead.' 'And there is every likelihood that India may retaliate against Pakistan at some point,' observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
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REVEALED: How much India really spends on defence 8.5.2020 Rediff: News
'India is ahead only of Pakistan in the amount spent on each soldier a year.' 'The Indian military is a manpower-heavy throng that is poorly armed, equipped, and trained,' observes Ajai Shukla.
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India's military spending = $71.1 bn; China's =$261 bn 27.4.2020 Rediff: News
Both the Asian giants were among the top three countries spending more on armaments, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
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Beware of Pakistan! 18.4.2020 Rediff: News
'Elements like the LeT may see the fight against the coronavirus as an opportunity of a lifetime,' warns Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).
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India's fighting COVID-19, Pak exporting terror: Army 17.4.2020 Rediff: News
The Indian Army chief, who is on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir, to review LoC operations, said, "It is very unfortunate that at a time when the whole world and India is fighting the pandemic, our neighbour continues to foment trouble for us."
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India issues demarche to Pak over killing of civilians 14.4.2020 Rediff: News
The three people were killed when Pakistani forces resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on Monday.
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Woman injured as Pak shells forward areas in J-K 12.4.2020 Rediff: News
The latest shelling from across the border started in the Qasba and Kirni sectors along the LoC in Poonch district at 1.40 pm, prompting a befitting retaliation by the Indian Army, a defence spokesperson said.
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SEE: Army inflicts heavy damage on 'enemy side' 10.4.2020 Rediff: News
A defence spokesperson said the Indian Army retaliated 'effectively and strongly' to the ceasefire violation in Keran sector in Kupwara district this afternoon, with precision targeting of gun areas, terrorist launchpads and ammunition dump across the LoC.
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Time for Hindus and Muslims to reconcile 1.4.2020 Rediff: News
'This Ram Navami -- the birth anniversary of Lord Ram -- presents the majority community an opportunity to shed its minority complex and offer an olive branch and discrimination- free society to the minority,' suggests Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).
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The afterglow from Trump's visit will remain 6.3.2020 Rediff: News
Modi may take satisfaction from his display of considerable political skill in managing a mercurial, temperamental and unpredictable US president and nudging him into uncharacteristic restraint and even carefully orchestrated remarks. This personal chemistry will come in handy if Trump returns as president in the November elections, says former foreign secretary Shyam Saran.
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SEE: India launches anti-tank missiles on Pak posts 6.3.2020 Rediff: News
India has adopted a tit-for-tat posture in replying to ceasefire violations by Pakistan, officials said.
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The Trump Visit: Why China will take note 28.2.2020 Rediff: News
'New Delhi and Washington are now on the same page, on dealing with growing Chinese assertiveness, across the entire Indo-Pacific region,' notes Ambassador G Parthasarathy, Chancellor, Central University of Jammu.
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