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Pakistan announced on Friday that they would be closing Radio Mashaal, a Washington-funded radio station, as it broadcasts messages “against the interests of Pakistan” and acts as a “hostile intelligence agency.” Huh. Sounds kind of familiar.

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Late last year, a black-and-white flag was detected fluttering in the breeze near a highway in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad. It bore the emblem of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS), and at its base were three words: "Khilafat is coming".

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As bad as President Donald Trump describes US-Pakistani ties today, they can get far worse. Over 16 years that included hundreds of deadly US drone strikes, Osama bin Laden's killing on Pakistani soil and accusations Pakistan helps insurgents that kill Americans, the reluctant allies . . . .

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It is India's vision that Afghanistan regain its place and New Delhi remain committed to work closely with its regional and international partners to bring peace, security, stability and prosperity in Afghanistan.

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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his country and India "have some understanding" should India decide to unilaterally carry out combative action across the Line of Control against UN-designated terrorists, a statement that is indicative of an endorsement of India's right to defend itself.

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Former CIA Director General (retd) David H Petraeus on Thursday rejected any notion of Indian state-sponsored terrorism, while Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said he was there to talk about facts and not “fantasy scenarios”.

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An emerging nexus between the US, Israel and India is a major threat to the Muslim world, Pakistan's Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has said.

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed charges under stringent anti-terror laws against seven jailed Kashmiri separatist leaders for allegedly conspiring with Pakistan-based terrorist leaders Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin to wage war against India to secede Jammu and Kashmir.

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A recent editorial in a national daily has cited, among other reasons, professional misgivings over persistent shortages of weapons and systems - combat aircraft, submarines and artillery pieces head the list that trickles down to a reliable rifle, safe helmet and body armour causing unhappiness in the army.

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China has already begun work on infrastructure required to station nuclear submarines at the Gwadar Port in southwestern Pakistan. This vindicates India's long-standing discomfort over the possibility that the true purpose of China's involvement in Gwadar is strategic more than trade.

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