Military

Military should stay far away from politics: Army Chief

Military should stay far away from politics: Army Chief

Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said that there was a politicisation of the armed forces and the military "should be somehow" kept away from politics.

Dec 06, 2017, 15:27 PM IST
Israeli missiles hit military position near Damascus: Syrian state TV

Israeli missiles hit military position near Damascus: Syrian state TV

Israeli missiles struck a military position near Damascus overnight and Syria`s air defence system thwarted them, Syrian state television said on Saturday.

Dec 02, 2017, 13:01 PM IST

Second US judge bars Trump's military transgender ban

A second federal judge today ruled against President Donald Trump's ban on transgender military personnel, further undermining his order by saying Pentagon-funded sex reassignment surgeries can continue to go ahead.

Nov 22, 2017, 11:06 AM IST

US sends mass military gears to SDF in Raqqa

The large quantities of weapons aim to help the SDF in their fight to completely clear Raqqa from IS, said the group.

Sep 25, 2017, 06:22 AM IST
US bombers, fighters, stage show of force off North Korean coast

US bombers, fighters, stage show of force off North Korean coast

The Pentagon said the mission was designed to show the many military options US President Donald Trump had to deal with the grave threat presented by the North Korean nuclear program.

Sep 24, 2017, 00:02 AM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman visits field firing range in Pokhran

Nirmala Sitharaman visits field firing range in Pokhran

This was her second visit to Rajasthan after she took charge of the defence ministry earlier this month, becoming the first full-time woman defence minister of the country.

Sep 23, 2017, 20:50 PM IST

Russia launches war games on NATO`s eastern flank

Moscow says the drills will involve 12,700 troops, 70 aircraft, 250 tanks and 10 battleships testing their firepower against an imaginary foe close to borders with Poland and the Baltic States.

Sep 14, 2017, 14:05 PM IST
UK military, community leaders remember martyred Sikh soldiers on 120th anniversary of Battle of Saragarhi

UK military, community leaders remember martyred Sikh soldiers on 120th anniversary of Battle of Saragarhi

Senior representatives of the Armed Forces, the British Armed Forces Sikh Association, and the Lord Lieutenant also laid a wreath at the memorial.

Sep 14, 2017, 11:53 AM IST
ICJ to resume hearing in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

ICJ to resume hearing in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

The judicial body of the United Nations had earlier fixed time limits for the filing of the initial pleadings in the case.

Sep 13, 2017, 18:43 PM IST
Hurricane Irma: Military planes evacuate tourists to Europe

Hurricane Irma: Military planes evacuate tourists to Europe

Two military planes were due to land in Paris and Eindhoven in the southern Netherlands with 278 and 100 people onboard respectively, authorities in both countries said.

 

Sep 11, 2017, 21:05 PM IST
Philippines says some rebels ready to surrender as troops advance in Marawi

Philippines says some rebels ready to surrender as troops advance in Marawi

The surrender offer came after a renewed, if short-lived, effort by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to start back-channel talks with militants, with a former Marawi mayor Omar Solitario Ali to have acted as an intermediary.

Sep 11, 2017, 18:44 PM IST
Japan, South Korea can buy more sophisticated US military equipment: Donald Trump

Japan, South Korea can buy more sophisticated US military equipment: Donald Trump

"I am allowing Japan & South Korea to buy a substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated military equipment from the United States," Trump said in a tweet.

Sep 05, 2017, 20:48 PM IST
People's Liberation Army says it will beef up patrols in Dokalam but mum on road

People's Liberation Army says it will beef up patrols in Dokalam but mum on road

India and China on Monday ended their standoff in Dokalam by withdrawing their troops from the area, just days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China to attend the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit.

Aug 31, 2017, 22:39 PM IST
 Top advisers in more displays of disagreement with Donald Trump

Top advisers in more displays of disagreement with Donald Trump

"We are never out of diplomatic solutions," Mattis told reporters, just hours after Trump said in a tweet that "talking is not the answer" to the standoff over North Korea`s nuclear weapons and missile programs.

Aug 31, 2017, 20:51 PM IST
Islamic State's stronghold Tal Afar about to fall: Iraqi military

Islamic State's stronghold Tal Afar about to fall: Iraqi military

The quick collapse of Islamic State in Tal Afar, a breeding ground for jihadist groups in Iraq, confirmed Iraqi military reports that the militants lack command and control structures in the areas west of Mosul.

Aug 26, 2017, 17:59 PM IST
Russia says Donald Trump's new strategy for Afghanistan is 'dead end'

Russia says Donald Trump's new strategy for Afghanistan is 'dead end'

Trump has approved an extended American presence in Afghanistan, although neither he nor his military leaders have provided any specifics about troop numbers or timelines.

Aug 24, 2017, 19:08 PM IST
US pledges to strengthen Ukraine army, Russia sanctions to stay

US pledges to strengthen Ukraine army, Russia sanctions to stay

"Mr President, we continue to support Ukraine and remain committed to building the capacity of your armed forces," Mattis said after meeting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

 

Aug 24, 2017, 17:53 PM IST
Japan military holds live fire drills at Mount Fuji

Japan military holds live fire drills at Mount Fuji

Around 2,400 soldiers, as well as tanks, field guns and helicopters were deployed at training grounds in the foothills of the iconic mountain, about 80 km west of Tokyo.

Aug 24, 2017, 15:42 PM IST
White House to issue guidance on transgender military ban

White House to issue guidance on transgender military ban

The guidance also instructs the Pentagon to stop paying for transgender troops` medical treatment, informed officials told the Journal.

Aug 24, 2017, 13:05 PM IST
Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, military meet to respond to Donald Trump's criticism

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, military meet to respond to Donald Trump's criticism

President Donald Trump has chastised Pakistan for harbouring "agents of chaos" and providing safe havens to militant groups waging an insurgency against a US-backed government in Kabul, saying Islamabad must promptly change tack.

Aug 24, 2017, 12:58 PM IST