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A gun battle with a group of militants who attacked an Indian army camp in the Indian portion of Kashmir that killed one Indian paramilitary soldier and wounded another has ended early Monday morning, police said.
 
India was working to secure the release of a soldier held in Pakistan but it will take "some days," the defense minister said Sunday, following a dramatic spike in tensions between the archrivals.
 
India, the world's third biggest carbon emitter, is set to ratify the Paris agreement on climate change Sunday on the birthday of the country's famously ascetic independence leader Mahatma Gandhi.
 
Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fresh fire across their border Saturday as U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon offered to mediate between the nuclear-armed neighbors following an alarming increase in tensions.
 
Border villages evacuated after 'surgical strikes' in Kashmir
India was evacuating thousands of people living near the border with Pakistan on Friday, a day after carrying out strikes along the de-facto frontier in disputed Kashmir, escalating tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
 
India attack kills two Pakistani troops in Kashmir: Islamabad
Pakistan on Thursday said two of its soldiers were killed in an "unprovoked" attack when India fired across the border of the disputed region of Kashmir, while India said it had carried out a "surgical strike" against terrorists, .....
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India on Tuesday pulled out of a key regional summit in Pakistan citing an increase in cross-border terrorist attacks, as tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours escalates.
 
India threatens to review Pakistan water-sharing pact
India has said it may review the 56-year-old Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan, an agreement to share the waters of six cross-border rivers, following a terror attack on an Indian Army camp in Kashmir recently.
 
A Samsung Note 2 phone emitted smoke and sparks on a flight from Singapore to southern India, the airline said.
 
India inks US$8.8 bil. deal to buy 36 French Rafale fighter jets
India signed a formal agreement Friday to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France's Dassault for 7.9 billion euros (US$8.8 billion), one of its biggest defense deals in decades.
 
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