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Indian Army tests ‘Air Cavalry’, used by US in Vietnam war, in Rajasthan deserts

Indian Army tests ‘Air Cavalry’, used by US in Vietnam war, in Rajasthan deserts

To enhance its defence capabilities, the Army tested the concept under which weaponised helicopters carry out combined action against the enemy in coordination with tanks and mechanised ground forces.

May 13, 2018, 12:58 PM IST
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II: The fighter jet that India does not want to buy, yet

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II: The fighter jet that India does not want to buy, yet

There had been speculation that India is interested in the F-35 Lightning.

Mar 01, 2018, 13:11 PM IST
 Donald Trump made me cry, told me my husband knew what he had signed up for: Widow of slain US soldier

Donald Trump made me cry, told me my husband knew what he had signed up for: Widow of slain US soldier

The attack earlier this month, which US officials suspect was carried out by a local affiliate of Islamic State, has thrown a spotlight on the US counter-terrorism mission in Niger.

Oct 23, 2017, 20:50 PM IST
US forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

US forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

Washington's main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region. 

Aug 17, 2017, 20:48 PM IST

Syria army at gates of Islamic State-held town on road to east: Monitor

The Syrian army has reached the last jihadist-held town on the road to its besieged garrison in the east, a monitoring group said on Friday.

Jul 28, 2017, 18:23 PM IST
 US Army sergeant indicted in Hawaii on charges of trying to help Islamic State

US Army sergeant indicted in Hawaii on charges of trying to help Islamic State

Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, is being held in jail and is scheduled to appear in court in Honolulu on Monday to face charges. He was arrested on July 8.

Jul 23, 2017, 00:16 AM IST
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters on Tuesday that it had "confirmed information" that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.

Jul 11, 2017, 18:04 PM IST

US Army soldier arrested in Hawaii on terrorism charges

Ikaika Erik Kang was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday following a year-long undercover probe.

Jul 11, 2017, 11:38 AM IST

US, South Korea conduct military drill, as Pyongyang 'ballistic' threat looms

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a statement and strictly criticized the North Korea missile test.

Jul 05, 2017, 09:48 AM IST
Desperate civilians flee last Islamic State pocket in Mosul

Desperate civilians flee last Islamic State pocket in Mosul

Shop-owner Adnan dragged himself from the rubble two days in a row after the houses he was sheltering in were bombed, one after the other, in the U.S.-led campaign to uproot the last Islamic State militants from Mosul.

Jul 04, 2017, 23:27 PM IST

US military acknowledges over 100 civilians died in Mosul strike in March

A U.S. military investigation on Thursday acknowledged that more than 100 civilians were killed in a U.S. air strike on a building in the Iraqi city of Mosul in March during operations against Islamic State militants.

May 25, 2017, 22:44 PM IST
This genius from Jaipur will develop fighter choppers for US Army, get Rs 1.2 crore as pay

This genius from Jaipur will develop fighter choppers for US Army, get Rs 1.2 crore as pay

Monark Sharma began his career as a junior research scientist at NASA in the mass communication wing in 2013. He joined the US Army in May 2016.

May 09, 2017, 13:44 PM IST

US Army becoming stronger than ever: Trump

"Our military is building and is rapidly becoming stronger than ever before. Frankly, we have no choice!," the President tweeted on Sunday.

Apr 16, 2017, 22:22 PM IST

More Sikhs now planning to join US Army after new rule

Sikhs in America are now planning to join the US Army in large numbers after it issues a new regulation on religious liberty to accommodate people who sport turbans and beards for religious reasons.

Jan 12, 2017, 13:32 PM IST

Dallas police chief says armed civilians in Texas "increasingly challenging"

The Dallas police chief stepped into America's fierce gun-rights debate on Monday when he said Texas state laws allowing civilians to carry firearms openly, as some did during a protest where five officers were killed, presented a growing law enforcement challenge.

Jul 12, 2016, 10:53 AM IST

US Army captain helps foil Denmark school attack plot

 A US Army captain in Iraq helped crack a plot to bomb a Danish school after gleaning crucial details from documents recovered from extremists, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

Apr 21, 2016, 04:21 AM IST
US Army approves 22 women officer candidates for possible combat units

US Army approves 22 women officer candidates for possible combat units

Twenty-two women currently training to become US Army officers will be allowed to enter the service as second lieutenants in the infantry and armor branches under historic new rules that allow women to serve in combat jobs, the Army said on Friday.

Apr 16, 2016, 09:01 AM IST

US Army allows Sikh soldier to keep beard - for now

Granting a rare religious accommodation to an active-duty combat soldier, the US Army has allowed a Sikh captain to grow his beard and wear a turban, in a move that may have far reaching implications for troops seeking to display their faith, a media report said.

Dec 14, 2015, 19:49 PM IST

US military to investigate strike that Afghans say killed

The US military said it would launch an investigation into an airstrike last week that Afghan officials say killed 11 members of Afghanistan`s elite counter-narcotics police force.

Sep 09, 2015, 15:33 PM IST
Meet JLTV, US Army’s successor to the iconic Humvee

Meet JLTV, US Army’s successor to the iconic Humvee

It’s lighter, faster and provides a higher degree of protection from blasts says Oshkosh Defense, builder of the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle for the US Army.

Sep 08, 2015, 16:24 PM IST