Iraqi leader asks US for more air power, weaponry

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday that his army is taking the offencive against the Islamic State group but needs more air power and heavy weaponry to prevail.

`US to destroy Syrian air power if Geneva talks fail`

US Senator John McCain said on Saturday that if the second Geneva conference on the Syria issue failed, his country would act to take out the air power of the Syrian government.

Digvijay opposes use of air power against Naxals

Congress leader Digvijay Singh Tuesday disfavoured use of air force in dealing with naxalism, a day after Home Minister P Chidambaram said he was trying to "convince" the Cabinet on providing air support to anti-Naxal operations.