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Watch: India, Sri Lanka's joint naval exercise amid China tension
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Watch: Bilateral maritime exercise between Sri Lankan, Indian Navies
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Message to China as India, Japan hold joint navy exercise with warfare drills
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India, Japan have visible economic cooperation: EAM Jaishankar
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Supertanker ablaze off Sri Lanka, cargo area intact
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Rajnath Singh holds talks with Russian counterpart in Moscow
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Oil supertanker catches fire off Sri Lanka
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‘India’s self-reliance in defence sector to boost global standing’: PM Modi
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