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Donald Trump’s Syrian strike may snowball into a global conflict. Here’s why

Donald Trump’s Syrian strike may snowball into a global conflict. Here’s why

Exactly 100 years after America joined World War I on April 6, 1917, US President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered missile strikes on a Syrian airfield in retaliation to the chemical weapons attack against civilians that killed 70 people, including children.

No silver lining for Jet Airways employees, airline freezes salary hikes

No silver lining for Jet Airways employees, airline freezes salary hikes

The fierce competition in the Indian skies, as a record number of passengers choose air travel, is taking its toll on the bottom line, and one major carrier, Jet Airways, has decided to freeze annual salary hikes expected at the end of the April-March fiscal for at least a quarter.

India to host anti-terror conference with Asean

India to host anti-terror conference with Asean

India plans to host a conference on counter-radicalisation with participation of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) nations, the government told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

South Korea test fires 800 km-range missile

South Korea test fires 800 km-range missile

South Korea has successfully test-fired a home-developed ballistic missile with a range long enough to hit any part of North Korea, Yonhap news agency reported today.

Iraqi government: IS downs army helicopter over Mosul

Iraqi government: IS downs army helicopter over Mosul

The Iraqi government says Islamic State group militants have shot down an Iraqi army helicopter over Mosul, killing the two-member crew.

India to offer $5 billion line of credit to Bangladesh, highest for any country so far

India to offer $5 billion line of credit to Bangladesh, highest for any country so far

India hopes to fund 17 projects in Bangladesh through a proposed $5-billion line of credit, the highest offered by it to any country so far, which is likely to be finalised when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrives later this week on her maiden state visit to India since the Narendra Modi government took office.

‘No defence’ against multiple Russian missiles: US general

‘No defence’ against multiple Russian missiles: US general

The United States and its allies would have “no defense” against large numbers of ground-launched cruise missiles of the type recently deployed by Russia, a top US general warned Tuesday.

Joint Venture to manufacture Kamov helicopters awaits Putin’s nod

Joint Venture to manufacture Kamov helicopters awaits Putin’s nod

Russian President Vladimir Putin is yet to give the final approval for setting up an Indo- Russia joint venture to manufacture 200 Kamov military helicopters in India under a $1 billion deal inked in 2015

Dalai Lama to visit Tawang: China likely to harden its stance on Arunachal

As the Dalai Lama heads to Tawang on Monday, China is expected to strongly protest India’s decision to allow the Tibetan spiritual head to visit Arunachal Pradesh. This is in keeping with its focus on the three Ts – Tibet, Taiwan and Turkestan – that have been the cornerstone of its policy.

Why China is pressuring India to join OBOR meeting

Why China is pressuring India to join OBOR meeting

China is putting pressure on India to participate in an international conference on its One Belt, One Road or Silk Road programme next May after realizing that showcasing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would not be enough to sell the OBOR idea.