China today asked Vietnam to stop construction work on a disputed reef in the resource-rich South China Sea, reaffirming its “indisputable sovereignty”, days after satellite images showed Hanoi carrying out dredging work in the contested waterway. “China has indisputable sovereignty over Nansha (Spratly) Islands, Riji reef and relevant waters,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang […]

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Three Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants were killed in a 36-hour gunbattle with security forces in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district in Kashmir which ended today. A civilian was also killed by stray bullet yesterday during law and order problem. “Three holed up terrorists eliminated; bodies of two terrorists & three weapons recovered,” Army’s Northern Command said […]

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In a significant move, the US Congress has said that $400 million in aid to Pakistan cannot be released unless the defence secretary certifies that Islamabad is “taking demonstrable” steps against the Haqqani network, which is accused of targeting American interests. Passed by the Senate by 92 to 7 votes yesterday, the 2017 National Defence […]

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