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This August 15, India awoke to a promise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which when fulfilled, will put us in an elite group of countries. “We’ll send a son or daughter into space by 2022,” Modi announced, thus approving a project first seriously proposed in 2004.

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Rejecting allegations of a scam in the Rafale fighter plane deal, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely on Sunday said that whether the planes are bought at a higher rate or not is a matter for the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to examine. He asserted, irrespective of the allegations, the Rafale deal will not be cancelled.

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A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district Sunday, police said.

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The attack in the Iranian city of Ahvaz occurred on Saturday morning. During the military parade, unknown assailants opened fire, killing dozens of people including 12 Islamic Revolutionary Guards. Several Iranian top officials have blamed foreign-sponsored terrorists for the incident.

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A US district court has sentenced a Pakistani-origin businessman to three years of probation for procuring and unlawfully exporting material and equipment to Pakistan for its military.

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The ruling BJP on Saturday lashed out at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan saying he is in the chair on the directions of his country's army and India will not hold talks with the neighbour till its soldiers are being killed.

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The Pakistan Army on Saturday said it is "ready for war" but chooses to walk the path of peace in the interest of its people, comments which came in response to Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's remark that "stern action" is needed to "avenge" the brutal killing of Indian soldiers.

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Russian president Vladimir Putin flies into New Delhi in his customised IL-96 jet on October 4 to participate in the 19th instalment of what will be one of the most closely watched Indo-Russian summits.

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For a country that has developed intercontinental ballistic missiles, the failure to develop a 4 km range missile to destroy battle tanks is a conundrum.

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Post Rafale miss, the over 30,000 upset officials and staff at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) are a worried lot. For, in the absence of any orders for new aircraft, HAL will be left with idle manufacturing capacity. That, too, in just three years from now, leaving scores of employees without much to do.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday attacked his Congress counterpart Rahul Gandhi wondering if he has formed an international "mahagathbandhan" (grand alliance) with Pakistan against Prime Minister Narendra Modi as both are saying "Modi hatao" (remove Modi).

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In a bid to absolve PM Modi of securing the Rafale offset contract to Anil Ambani as alleged by former France President, the Defence Ministry on Saturday clarified that the aircraft’s manufacturer Dassault Aviation, had entered into a pact for partnership with Ambani”s Reliance Industries back in February 2012, “within two weeks of being declared the lowest bidder for 126 aircraft” by the previous government.

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The Member of the British House of Lords Nazir Ahmed on Saturday said that India was emerging as intolerant and fascist nation for supporting the fascist group and also for suppressing the voice of Kashmiri people during their freedom movement.

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A pump-action service rifle, commonly used for non-lethal measures, was snatched from Border Security Force (BSF) personnel last evening while they were hot on pursuit of a group of smugglers in bordering Kamthana village of Sipahijala district in Tripura.

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It has been a year since India and China ended the 73-day border crisis in Doklam. And for all the focus on the crisis itself and its implications for Sino-Indian relations, it is worth recalling that along their border, Doklam is arguably an exception where the Indian military may be perceived to have a slight advantage over the Chinese military because of its slightly better infrastructure there.

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Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said that “it is time” that the barbarism being propagated by the Pakistan army and the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir is given a befitting reply, reported news agency ANI.

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The rescue efforts have been stepped up in the south Indian Ocean to locate Golden Globe Race (GGR) skipper and Indian Naval officer, Commander Abhilash Tomy KC, who got dismasted and suffered a back injury.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday said Bangladeshi migrants are like termites and each one of them will be struck off the electoral roll.

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