US drones

Guardian drones, which India to buy from US, can fly at 50,000 feet: 10 things about this predatory machine

Guardian drones, which India to buy from US, can fly at 50,000 feet: 10 things about this predatory machine

The US and India look forward to working together on advanced defence equipment and technology at a level commensurate with that of America's closest allies and partners, said a joint statement.

Jun 29, 2017, 20:50 PM IST

Italy agrees to allow anti-IS drones to take off from its soil

Italy has agreed to let drones take off from its soil to defend U.S.-led forces against Islamic State in North Africa, an Italian defence ministry official said on Monday.

Feb 23, 2016, 04:39 AM IST

US moves toward mandatory registration of drones

The experts' recommendations mark the first step toward adopting of a formal law to this effect.

Nov 24, 2015, 03:52 AM IST

US drones killed 50 militants of al-Qaeda's Indian branch

 About 50 militants of al-Qaeda's Indian branch, including two senior leaders, have been killed in US drone strikes over the past few months, the outfit said on Sunday.

Apr 12, 2015, 19:33 PM IST

US proposes new rules regulating drone use

US aviation regulators unveiled sweeping new guidelines Sunday governing the use of small unmanned drones, proposing that the devices can only fly in daylight, must remain within users` sightlines and cannot fly near manned aircraft.

Feb 16, 2015, 04:42 AM IST

Libya resists Western intervention, as French watch border

France's president says French troops south of Libya are ready to strike extremists crossing the border, but the speaker of Libya's internationally recognized parliament spoke out on Monday against any Western military intervention in his country.

Jan 05, 2015, 22:55 PM IST

US drone strike kills six suspected militants in northwest Pakistan: Officials

A US drone strike killed six suspected militants in northwestern Pakistan, security officials said on Friday, as al Qaeda said two members of the group had been killed in a previous strike.

Nov 21, 2014, 13:16 PM IST

US drone strike kills four militants in NW Pakistan

A US drone strike killed at least four militants in Pakistan`s restive tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials said Thursday.

Oct 30, 2014, 10:44 AM IST

Pakistan seeks end to US drone strikes

 Pakistan`s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has urged the US to stop drone strikes inside Pakistani territory, a media report said Wednesday.

Oct 29, 2014, 12:30 PM IST

Yemen names new PM, who is rejected by rebels

 Yemen`s president named his chief of staff as premier Tuesday, a move rejected by Shiite rebels who overran the capital two weeks ago and whose departure the move was meant to have hastened.

Oct 08, 2014, 03:17 AM IST

US drones kill eight militants in NW Pakistan: Officials

US drones Wednesday fired missiles at a compound and vehicle and killed at least eight militants in a restive Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said.

Sep 24, 2014, 20:20 PM IST

Eight militants killed in US drone attack in Pakistan

At least eight militants were killed Saturday in a US drone attack in Pakistan`s North Waziristan region.

Jul 19, 2014, 10:35 AM IST

US drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit

The United States confirmed today it was flying armed drones over Baghdad to defend Americans, as Iraqi forces fought for a strategic university and launched air strikes in militant-held Tikrit.

Jun 28, 2014, 09:30 AM IST

`As Pakistan pursues Taliban peace talks, US scales back drone strikes`

The recent lull in drone strikes by the US since last December came after Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in November.

Feb 05, 2014, 09:27 AM IST

US names drone testing sites

US aviation regulators on Monday released the names of sites picked to test civilian drones whose slated 2015 debut over American skies has sparked privacy concerns. 

Dec 31, 2013, 02:51 AM IST

Nine dead, including three soldiers, in Yemen clashes

Nine people, including three soldiers, were killed on Monday when clashes broke out in southeastern Yemen`s rugged Hadramawt region, officials said.

Dec 03, 2013, 10:10 AM IST

The $120,000 farmhouse where Pakistan Taliban chief died

With marble floors, lush green lawns and a towering minaret, the $120,000 farm where feared Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud died in a US drone strike was no grubby mountain cave.

Nov 04, 2013, 11:22 AM IST

Drone strike kills 3 in Pakistan

The US drone campaign is an emotional issue in Pakistan.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raised the drone strikes with US President Barack Obama during their meeting on October 23.

Oct 31, 2013, 14:53 PM IST

2,160 militants, 67 civilians killed in US drone strikes: Pak

Amid debates over legality of the controversial US drone strikes, Pakistan on Wednesday said over 2,100 militants and 67 civilians have been killed in the attacks by unmanned CIA spy planes in the country`s restive tribal areas.

Oct 30, 2013, 15:01 PM IST

US lawmaker says drone strikes in Pak could end, if govt wants

A United States lawmaker has said that drone strikes in Pakistan could end the next day, if the country wanted, claiming that no such attacks take place without the approval of its government.

Oct 30, 2013, 13:16 PM IST