Hezbollah said on Monday it had shot down an “Israeli drone” as it crossed the border with Lebanon, a week after a confrontation between the arch-foes.
Wing Commander Abhinandan – shot down by Pakistan Air Force (PAF), captured and returned to India after around a day and a half of captivity – said he "sees no reason for us to continue with any kind of hostilities.”
In a statement on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed that the UAE has close historical ties with India and Pakistan and that it commends the efforts of the two countries to reach this achievement. It also stressed that this is an important step towards achieving security, stability and prosperity in the region.
Chagan Kanwar and Kailash Bai came to India on Monday through the Wagah-Attari border along with a few family members and were accorded a warm welcome by their husbands.
Pakistan's Economic Coordination Council (ECC) allowed the private sector to import 0.5 million tonnes of white sugar as Islamabad tries to keep soaring domestic prices in check.
The cancellation followed criticism by opposition parties, which denounced Wednesday's lifting of a two-year-old ban on the import of cotton and sugar from India, saying the government had acted without parliament's approval.
Only a trickle of cars arrived at the palm tree-lined, whitewashed border post to make the short crossing to the Saudi side after news broke that the frontier had reopened.
The closure is set to be effective from 6 p.m. (1400 GMT) on Monday, it is in line with the country’s effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Earlier, unconfirmed reports had put the number of Chinese dead as high as 45, and Lt. Gen. YK Joshi, who commands the Indian Army’s Northern Command, said Indian observers counted more than 60 Chinese troops being taken away on stretchers,