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Tuesday, October 16, 2001, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Indian troops kill 12 terrorists
Destroy 11 Pakistani posts

Jammu, October 15
Indian soldiers late tonight fired on Pakistani army positions killing 12 terrorists who tried to sneak into India and flattening 11 Pakistani posts across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Mendhar and Akhnoor sectors of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said here.





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Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee names George Fernandes the new Defence minister.
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George back as Defence Minister
Harin Pathak also reinducted
New Delhi, October 15
The founder of the Samata Party and one of the main troubleshooters of the two-year-old NDA government George Fernandes today staged a comeback in the Council of Ministers with Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee giving him a clean chit in the Tehelka expose.

Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee (R) walks with Defence Minister George Fernandes after the swearing in ceremony in New Delhi on Monday. Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee (R) walks with Defence Minister George Fernandes after the swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi on Monday. Vajpayee on Monday reinstated Fernandes to the Cabinet, six months after he resigned over a sensational arms bribery scandal.
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Reinduction a political compulsion
New Delhi, October 15
While security and strategic compulsions in the wake of the USA’s ongoing “Operation Enduring Freedom” in Afghanistan forced the Vajpayee government to have a full-fledged Defence Minister immediately, it was out and out political compulsion that necessitated the installing of Mr George Fernandes on this hot seat which he had vacated seven months ago.

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Islamabad, October 15
The USA will push India and Pakistan to resume their dialogue on Kashmir to relieve tensions over the issue which could lead to conflict and damage the USA-led war on terrorism, Secretary of State Colin Powell said today.

Heaviest daylight attacks on Kabul
Kabul, October 15
In the heaviest daylight attacks so far, US Jets pounded targets around Kabul today and attacked military headquarters and a suspected terrorist training camp near the eastern city of Jalalabad.

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An Afghan youth watches fire and smoke rising from a ruling Taliban building in Kabul which was hit by a U.S. cruise missile on Monday.
An Afghan youth watches fire and smoke rising from a ruling Taliban building in Kabul which was hit by a US cruise missile on Monday.
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Al-Qaida’s remarks a challenge: PM
New Delhi, October 15
In a significant statement, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today described Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaida terrorist network’s remarks on Kashmir as a “serious challenge” saying that India has to fight the threat together.

 

Bin Laden plots coup in Pak?
London, October 15
Is Osama bin Laden planning to sneak into Pakistan to create unrest there?
If a leading British defence expert is to be believed, the Al-Qaida supremo may make a well-calculated public move to cross the border aiming at overthrowing the President Pervez Musharraf’s regime with the help of a bloody civil war.

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