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Donald Trump fires HR McMaster, names hawkish John Bolton US national security adviser

Donald Trump fires HR McMaster, names hawkish John Bolton US national security adviser

US foreign policy could be headed for an even more volatile time under John Bolton.

Mar 23, 2018, 06:56 AM IST
'India can't abruptly give up Russian arms': Scramble in the US to prevent Russia sanctions from affecting US-India relationship

'India can't abruptly give up Russian arms': Scramble in the US to prevent Russia sanctions from affecting US-India relationship

Provisions of a recent US law to impose sanctions on Russia have also put India squarely on the path to US sanctions.

Mar 16, 2018, 08:14 AM IST
US apologises to Japan over repeated military accidents

US apologises to Japan over repeated military accidents

In December, a window from a US military helicopter fell onto a school sports ground near the Futenma marine air base in Okinawa, but again no one was injured.

Jan 09, 2018, 08:22 AM IST
US Defence Secretary Mattis arrives in Pakistan

US Defence Secretary Mattis arrives in Pakistan

US Defence Secretary James Mattis arrived in Pakistan on Monday.

Dec 04, 2017, 14:20 PM IST
James Mattis says Philippine troops upheld rights in Marawi battle

James Mattis says Philippine troops upheld rights in Marawi battle

US Defence Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday praised the Philippine military for upholding human rights in a five-month battle against pro-Islamic State group militants in a southern city.

Oct 25, 2017, 18:18 PM IST
Pakistan defends CPEC, tells US it isn't conspiracy against India

Pakistan defends CPEC, tells US it isn't conspiracy against India

Speaking in Washington, Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said CPEC is only for economic prosperity, peace and stability.

Oct 12, 2017, 23:33 PM IST
Don’t endorse the Indian viewpoint on CPEC: Pak to US

Don’t endorse the Indian viewpoint on CPEC: Pak to US

Iqbal urged the Trump administration to deal with Islamabad on its own merit.

Oct 12, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
Pakistan's ISI has connections with terror groups, runs its own foreign policy: US

Pakistan's ISI has connections with terror groups, runs its own foreign policy: US

India and Afghanistan have also been time and again charging their neighbour Pakistan with similar allegations.

Oct 04, 2017, 08:56 AM IST

Kabul airport attacked by nearly 30 rockets as James Mattis lands in Afghanistan

Nearly 30 rockets were exploded in and around Kabul Airport in Afghanistan as US Defence Secretary James Mattis and NATO General Jens Stoltenberg arrived at the airport.

Sep 27, 2017, 15:03 PM IST
Terrorism tops PM Modi, US Defence Secretary Mattis meet

Terrorism tops PM Modi, US Defence Secretary Mattis meet

James Mattis and PM Modi on Tuesday discussed cooperation between India and US.

Sep 26, 2017, 23:28 PM IST

Watch: James Mattis, Nirmala Sitharaman speak at India-US joint press briefing

U.S. and India's defence ministers James Mattis and Nirmala Sitharaman respectively address the media jointly. Watch to know more.

Sep 26, 2017, 17:26 PM IST
To counter China, India may purchase 22 'unarmed' Guardian Drones from US

To counter China, India may purchase 22 'unarmed' Guardian Drones from US

In a bid to counter China's growing influence in the Asia-Pacific region, the Indian Navy is mulling to buy at least 22 Sea Guardian remotely-piloted vehicles from the United States.

Sep 25, 2017, 07:10 AM IST
Building fighter jets under 'Make in India' campaign may dominate Indo-US defence talks

Building fighter jets under 'Make in India' campaign may dominate Indo-US defence talks

The Donald Trump administration wants to sell F-18 and F-16 fighter planes to India, built by American companies Boeing and Lockheed Martin respectively

Sep 24, 2017, 15:27 PM IST
South Korea responds to N Korea's latest nuke test by flexing its missile powers

South Korea responds to N Korea's latest nuke test by flexing its missile powers

South Korea's Army and Air Force have conducted a ballistic missile exercise on early Monday morning in response to North Korea's sixth nuclear test.

Sep 04, 2017, 07:00 AM IST
Donald Trump may sack Nicholson for not winning Afghan war

Donald Trump may sack Nicholson for not winning Afghan war

New commander will be announced soon but it is not known if he would agree to retire or demand to be fired as General David McKiernan did when Defense Secretary Robert Gates replaced him in 2009 as the Obama administration adopted a new counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan.

Aug 04, 2017, 17:52 PM IST
US blocks $350 mn aid to Pakistan for not doing enough against Haqqani network

US blocks $350 mn aid to Pakistan for not doing enough against Haqqani network

Pakistan-based Haqqani network is blamed for a number of high-profile attacks on US and Western interests in war-torn Afghanistan.

Jul 21, 2017, 19:59 PM IST

Pentagon delays plan for transgender recruits

The decision to delay the plan for six months was made on the eve of a deadline set by Mattis's predecessor, Ashton Carter, during Barack Obama's administration.

 

Jul 01, 2017, 09:20 AM IST
New conflicts threaten Syria after Islamic State defeat

New conflicts threaten Syria after Islamic State defeat

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), spearheaded by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, have taken several parts of the northern Syrian town since their assault began this month.

Jun 30, 2017, 16:02 PM IST
President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump to welcome PM Modi at the White House

President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump to welcome PM Modi at the White House

The US side is likely to be represented by Vice President Mike Pence, Defence Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Advisor Lt Gen H R McMaster.
 

Jun 26, 2017, 22:07 PM IST