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Pakistan and Russia to hold first military drills

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Former Cold War-era rivals Pakistan and Russia are due to hold their first ever military exercise this month, Pakistan’s military said on Friday, September 23 in another sign of shifting alliances in South Asia, Reuters reports. During the Cold War, Pakistan spent a decade helping the United States funnel arms and fighters into neighboring Afghanistan to help insurgent groups fight Soviet soldiers following their 1979 invasion of Afghanistan. At the time, the communist Soviet Union was closely aligned with Pakistan’s arch-enemy India, while the United States was a staunch supporter of Pakistan. Pakistan’s top military spokesman,...

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Indian policemen chase away protesters during a protest against the killing of Burhan Wani, a separatist militant leader, in Srinagar, July 10, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Kashmir: India blames Pakistan for attack, mulls response

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net India stepped up patrols along its de facto border with Pakistan on Monday, September 19 after gunmen killed 18 soldiers at a nearby army base, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration weighed its response to an attack India blames on its neighbor, Reuters reports. The assault, in which four commando-style gunmen burst into the brigade headquarters in Uri at 5.30 a.m. (1 a.m. British time) on Sunday, was among the deadliest in Kashmir and has sharply ratcheted up tension between the nuclear-armed rivals. Army officials said some of the critically wounded had been flown to a hospital in New Delhi and one had died while undergoing...

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Afghanistan says it has repelled major Taliban offensive

By: Ayaz Gul Source: VOA News ISLAMABAD – Afghan officials say they have repulsed a major Taliban assault on the capital of central Uruzgan province, adding that a “house-to-house” search has been launched to clear it of any remaining insurgents. Taliban insurgents had fought their way into the besieged city of Tarin Kot on Thursday morning, triggering fierce battles with Afghan security forces, according to local authorities and insurgents. The Taliban made some advances, but Afghan forces swiftly pushed them back in a counteroffensive, General Mohammad Ramdish of the Defense Ministry in Kabul told VOA. “A house-to-house search operation is currently underway to...

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