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Friday, October 5th, 2018


India Quietly Signs $5Bn Missile Deal With Russia Despite US Opposition

“India gives the highest priority to ties with Russia, in fact in a changing world, our ties have become more important”: Modi OCT 5, 2018: India agreed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 surface to air missile systems on Friday, the two sides said, as New Delhi disregarded US warnings that such a purchase could trigger sanctions under US law. Although there was no public signing, the $5.2 billion deal was sealed during President Vladimir Putin’s ongoing two-day visit to New Delhi for an annual summit with Indian PrimeRead More

Musharraf Warns of Proxy War in Afghanistan if US Departs

OCT 4, 2018: Former president Pervez Musharraf warned that a proxy war between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan would erupt in Afghanistan if U.S. forces exit the country. Musharraf, who came to power in a 1999 coup before stepping down amid protests against his rule in 2008, said Pakistan wants a peaceful solution to the 17-year-old conflict next door. But the former military ruler also blamed India for using Afghanistan as a base to foment separatist insurgencies and attacks in Pakistan. In several interviews in the international media after leavingRead More