Pakistan military authorities have committed to the release Indian soldier Chandu Chavan, who inadvertently strayed across the border last year, Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said on Thursday. “They (Pakistan) have admitted that Chandu Chavan is alive, and that they will soon release him after inquiry, which is nearing completion,” Bhamre said […]

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The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin today refused to offer theories behind Monday’s assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey but indicated that Moscow doesn’t believe the gunman acted on his own. “We shouldn’t rush with any theories before the investigators establish who were behind the assassination of our ambassador,” said spokesman Dmitry Peskov, […]

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India has described the nexus between organised traffickers and terrorist networks through illicit financial linkages as a “dangerous phenomenon” that should be urgently addressed using counter-terrorism financing tools and sanctions regimes. “The nexus between organised traffickers and terrorist networks through illicit financial linkages is a dangerous phenomenon,” India’s Deputy Permanent Representative Tanmaya Lal said at […]

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China has returned a U.S. underwater drone taken by a Chinese naval vessel in the South China Sea last week after “friendly” talks between the two countries, China’s Defence Ministry said on Tuesday. China’s seizure of the unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) triggered a diplomatic protest and speculation about whether it will strengthen U.S. President-elect Donald […]

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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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India and the United States on Thursday vowed to expand the bilateral defence cooperation as outgoing American defence secretary Ashton Carter met his counterpart Manohar Parrikar here for the record breaking seventh time and termed New Delhi as a “major defence partner”. “Thank you my friend,” Carter told Parrikar as both met at the South […]

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