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The Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 is heralded as one of the most convincing victories of the annals of the military history. It culminated with the abject surrender of Pakistani forces in East Pakistan (now, Bangladesh), with almost 1,00,000 being taken prisoners of war (PoWs), and eventually leading up to the liberation of Bangladesh on December 16.

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Russia has thrown its weight behind Pakistan’s efforts to become member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), an exclusive club of nuclear trading nations.

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The head of the World Baloch Women Forum (WBWF), Prof Naela Quadri Baloch, has written a letter to the United States President Donald Trump seeking his intervention in Balochistan.

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It began with sweets and pocket money when he was 10 years old _ special attention from the religious cleric who ran the Pakistani madrassa, or Islamic school, the boy attended.

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The aviation arm of the Indian Navy will double its aircraft fleet in the coming decade to nearly 500, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba said here today.

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India's first home minister and also the first deputy prime minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel died today 67 years ago, at the age of 75. Known as the "Iron Man" of India, Patel was instrumental in uniting the country through merger of small princely states.

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A decade after India's maiden lunar odyssey in 2008, India will launch another lunar expedition in early 2018 by sending a lander and a rover to explore the Moon to unravel its origin and present conditions.

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Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir on Friday expressed deep concern over the allotment of land to army at Humhama.

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The Army hopes that an accident involving its new M777 ultra-light howitzer in September will not delay the scheduled induction of the guns from next year, allowing the force to keep its artillery-modernisation programme on track.

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A few Army regimental centres have taken to publically destroying mobile phones of recruits if they are caught using them in violation of rules to send a stern message down the ranks that indiscipline will not be tolerated during training programmes.

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Force cannot bring peace in Kashmir and governments should take risks for it, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “uninvited” visit to Lahore was one such risk but unfortunately it was followed by a terror attack in Pathankot, she said.

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India is Afghanistan's "most reliable regional partner", the Pentagon told the US Congress on Friday as it welcomed additional economic, medical, and civic support from New Delhi to the war-torn country.

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HPT 32 (HAL piston trainer 32), an aircraft popularly known as 'Deepak' that was decommissioned from service, was gifted to Raman Science Centre and Planetarium (RSC) by Air Marshal Hemant Sharma, air-officer-commanding-in-chief, at a function held on Friday.

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Following allegations and counter-allegations made ahead of the Gujarat assembly polls, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi faces a defamation suit of Rs 5,000 crore from Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group.

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A team of 20 specialists doctors of Indian army, based in the Congo, is working relentlessly to save the lives of their counterparts of the Tanzanian army, who sustained severe injuries in one of the worst attacks on United Nation peacekeepers in the African nation.

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Engines that can withstand low temperatures and run on different fuel with better insulation are among the priorities of the Indian Army, said the vice-chief of the Indian Army staff, Lt Gen Sarath Chand. He pointed out that Coimbatore could look at manufacturing small arms and ammunition for them.

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Bangladesh celebrates December 16 as its Victory Day. It was on this historic day that 93,000 Pakistani soldiers and officers led by Lt General AAAK Niazi surrendered to Lt General Jagjit Singh Aurora, commander of the India-Bangladesh joint command, at Dhaka’s Raman Race Course Maidan.

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Last week, India joined the Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) as the 42nd member. A brief statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs thanked the members for their support for India’s candidature and declared that “India’s entry into the Arrangement would be mutually beneficial and further contribute to international security and non-proliferation objectives”.

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