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Taliban threat from AfPak real: Air chief


April 28th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 28 (IANS) Increasing Talibanisation of Pakistan and shifting of terror focus from AfPak region would pose a serious security threat to India in the next two years, ... Read more...

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Indian spy who was Zardari’s jail mate wants to meet him


April 8th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Mehboob Elahi is happy that his old prison mate Asif Ali Zardari is coming to India but is crestfallen that he will not get to ... Read more...

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Israel to deport South Sudanese


March 19th, 2012 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 19 (IANS) Israel will begin deporting thousands of South Sudan nationals from April following rising distress over the inflow of African refugees and labour migrants through its western ... Read more...

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Pakistan army chief, PM discuss national security


December 10th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) Pakistan's powerful army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani discussed matters of national security with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani following a NATO airstrike that left ... Read more...

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Pakistan backs Taliban dreading pro-India Kabul: former CIA analyst


December 6th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Pakistan's Army helps the Afghan Taliban in fighting the Afghan government because it dreads a pro-India regime on its western border, according to a former ... Read more...

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US hikers freed by Iran arrive in New York


September 26th, 2011 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 26 (IANS) Two US hikers who have been freed by Iran arrived in New York City Sunday, ending a political ordeal that lasted over two years ... Read more...

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US disappointed by Iran’s sentencing of hikers: Clinton


August 22nd, 2011 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said America was "deeply disappointed" by Iran's sentencing of two US hikers to eight years in prison.In a statement ... Read more...

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Iran sentences US hikers to eight years in jail


August 21st, 2011 - 8:38 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 21 (IANS) Iran's judiciary has sentenced two US hikers detained in the country on charges of spying to eight years in jail, state-run IRIN television channel reported.The two ... Read more...

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India to hold massive war game this winter


June 10th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) After its successful summer war games in Rajasthan and Punjab, the Indian Army is to hold another such massive exercise in winter featuring one of ... Read more...

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Pakistan uses terror as state policy: India tells US


May 27th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Friday that Pakistan, which it termed the "global epicenter of terrorism", was promoting terror infrastructure as "state policy" against ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition observes Farakka Day


May 16th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has revived the observance of 'Farakka Day' to commemorate a march it had organised in 1976 to demand that ... Read more...

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As parties play politics of land, divides deepen (Roundup)


May 12th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) A new law for better compensation to farmers will be introduced, the government announced Thursday, as the politics over land sharpened with Congress workers ... Read more...

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Probe how US choppers flew undetected: Pakistani daily


May 9th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) An inquiry is needed to look into "gaps in the defence and security system" that allowed US helicopters to fly deep inside Pakistan undetected during the ... Read more...

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Osama death could be ‘game changer’ for Afghanistan: US


May 7th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) The death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden could be a "game changer" for US military efforts in Afghanistan, according to US Defence Secretary ... Read more...

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Antony to visit border areas ahead of army war game


April 29th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Ahead of a major army war game in the Rajasthan desert mid-May, Defence Minister A.K. Antony will visit the area Monday to inspect the build-up ... Read more...

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Rebel leaders puzzled over withdrawal of Gaddafi’s troops from Misurata


April 24th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 24 (ANI): The quick withdrawal of forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi from the western city of Misurata on Saturday has puzzled the rebel commanders, and there are no ... Read more...

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Obama proposes 3.1-bn-dollar US aid to Pak in fiscal year 2012


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16(ANI): The Obama administration has proposed a staggering amount of 3.1-billion-dollars, as financial assistance to Pakistan in the 2012 budget, despite its standoff with the Asian nation on double murder-accused ... Read more...

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59 Indian prisoners languishing in Bangladesh jails


January 31st, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 31 (IANS) At least 59 Indian nationals including three women are languishing in Bangladesh jails, despite completion of their prison terms, but New Delhi is refusing to take them back, ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan wanted India to stop Balochistan interference’


December 9th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told a key US lawmaker that India would have to decrease its footprint in Afghanistan and stop alleged interfering in Balochistan ... Read more...

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Mumbai exposed fruits of “previous ISI policy to create Lashkar-e-Taiba”: WikiLeaks


December 2nd, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 2 (ANI): Pakistan's intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) created terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), and the spy agency, along with the Pakistan Army, still has its primary focus on India ... Read more...

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India needs to “decrease footprint in Afghanistan” to gain Pak’s trust: Gilani to Kerry


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 2 (ANI): India needs to "decrease its footprint in Afghanistan and stop interfering in Balochistan" in order to gain Pakistan's trust, Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani told US Senator ... Read more...

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Pakistan, China two irritants for India: Army chief (Second Lead)


October 15th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Describing China and Pakistan as "two irritants" for India, Army Chief General V.K. Singh Friday said the terror infrastructure across the western border and Beijing's rising military ... Read more...

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Pakistan, China two irritants for India: Army chief (Lead)


October 15th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Describing China and Pakistan as "two irritants" for India, General V.K. Singh, army chief, Friday said the terror infrastructure across the western border and Beijing's rising military ... Read more...

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Pakistan, China irritants for India: Army chief


October 15th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Calling Pakistan and China "irritants" for India, army chief General V.K. Singh Friday said the terror infrastructure across the western border and Beijing's rising military prowess were ... Read more...

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Eastern borders more problematic than western region: BSF


October 11th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 11 (IANS) India's eastern borders pose more problems than the western part of the international boundary, a top Border Security Force (BSF) officer said here Monday."India's western part of ... Read more...

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Mumbai II may provoke full blown India-Pakistan war: US panel


September 11th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Another Mumbai type terrorist attack on an Indian city may provoke a full blown India-Pakistan war, a panel of top US counter experts has warned ... Read more...

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Home-grown militants, not India, biggest threat: ISI


August 17th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistan's intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), has said "home-grown" Islamist militants have overtaken the Indian Army as the greatest threat to national security. A recent internal assessment of ... Read more...

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Flood-relief activities will not impact fight against Taliban: Pak Army


August 14th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 14(ANI): The Pakistan Army has said that the security forces will continue its flood-relief efforts in affected areas, but will not divert forces from the battle against the Taliban. ... Read more...

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Address root cause to change Pakistan’s India focus: Former ISI chief


August 12th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) A former Pakistani spymaster credited with helping create the Afghan Taliban says Pakistan's India focus would not change unless what he called the "root cause" ... Read more...

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PM blames Qureshi for talks breakdown (Lead)


July 29th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Breaking his silence on the recent talks between India and Pakistan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday blamed Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi for mishandling the ... Read more...

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Osama bin Laden ‘hiding in Pakistan’: Admiral Mullen


July 25th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 25(ANI): US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen has supported US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's statement about the presence of Osama Bin Laden and other top ... Read more...

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Lashkar-e-Taiba has become global threat: Mullen


July 25th, 2010 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has become "a very dangerous organisation and a significant regional and global threat", Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff, ... Read more...

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Gilani calls US to adopt approach fair and non-discriminatory towards Pak


July 10th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 10 (ANI): While admitting that trust deficit between Pakistan and the United States still existed, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has urged Washington to adopt a fair and non-discriminatory ... Read more...

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India no threat to Pakistan: US


June 4th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jun.4 (ANI): The United States has clarified that it does not see India as a threat to Pakistan, thus it would continue to urge Islamabad to move out troops from the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh weavers strike work, demand Indian yarn


May 13th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 13 (IANS) Over 1.3 million handloom and powerloom units across Bangladesh have launched an indefinite strike demanding import of yarn from India through the Benapole land port to meet the ... Read more...

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