The Indian Air Force is "very much alive" to emerging threats that could arise in the Indo Pacific region, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa said, and asserted that his force was prepared to deal with any challenge to protect India's national interests.
The BJP hit back at former J&K CM Omar Abdullah saying the government was not in talks with the Taliban in any form.
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has questioned the Centre's participation in a dialogue on Afghanistan in the presence of Taliban representatives while holding no talks with stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand on Diwali, sources in the government said.
Landslides in Ramban district on the Jammu-Srinagar highway blocked the road that was restored for one-way traffic less than a day ago, a senior traffic department official said.
Curfew continued for the fifth consecutive day in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar town which was imposed following the killing of a senior BJP leader and his brother by suspected militants, officials said.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has said people in the Valley are losing their appetite for the mainstream parties whose political space has "shrunk" due to the worsening of the situation in the state.
Fresh snowfall occurred in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday while heavy rains lashed the plains, the weather department said.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said on Saturday that reports claiming a Kashmiri student of a private university joined militant ranks in the Valley were "hugely worrying".
An unidentified terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Handwara area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.