Military needs to be ready for short wars, says Army Chief Dalbir Singh
Military needs to be ready for short wars, says Army Chief Dalbir Singh

Speaking at the Tri Service Seminar on the 1965 Indo-Pak War, Chief of Army Staff Dalbir Singh on Tuesday said that the military needs to be ready for short wars as the borders are live with frequent ceasefire violations and infiltration bids by Pakistan.

Wars in Pakistan and Afghanistan leave 150,000 dead: Study

The wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan have left nearly 150,000 soldiers and civilians dead since 2001, a new US study estimates.

China's Opium Wars had myriad Indian links: Novelist Amitav Ghosh

 There is a general lack of awareness in India about China's Opium Wars and the India connection, according to eminent author Amitav Ghosh.

Wars helped humans evolve as team workers

 Devastating though they are, wars have taught humans to collaborate with people they are not related to and solve problems requiring high intelligence, finds new research.

Vatican calls for global ceasefire during World Cup final

The Vatican on Friday called for a truce in wars around the globe during Sunday`s World Cup final, taking to social media with the hashtag #pauseforpeace as a conflict in the Gaza Strip escalates and killings continue in Ukraine.

Dhoni `glad` Indo-Pak clash in World T20 to begin without `past hysteria`

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is reportedly glad that the tension of the traditional Indo-Pak rivalry has finally eased ahead of their World Twenty20 clash on Friday.

Yemen apologises to north, south for past wars

Yemen`s government has apologised to southern separatists and northern rebels for wars against them, seeking to encourage a national dialogue aimed at drafting a new constitution and holding elections.

Hope no wars between Israel, Palestine: Shalit

After being released from Hamas captivity, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit expressed hope that there won`t be any more wars with Palestine.

Bollywood celebrity `wars` go international

Bollywood celebrity media wars seem to have gone international and viral.

Kalam asks security brass to prepare for nuclear, cyber wars

Cautioning about nuclear arsenal
of some of India`s neighbours, former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Wednesday asked the security leadership to develop capabilities, including
strategic missiles and military satellites, by 2020.

23,075 personnel rendered disabled in wars: Govt

A total of 23,075 personnel have
been rendered disabled while performing duties in the
different wars fought by the country, the government said Monday.

French commander in Indochina, Algeria wars dies

General Marcel Bigeard, who led
France`s elite parachute forces in colonial wars in
independence-seeking Indochina and Algeria after serving in
the French Resistance in World War II, has died at age 94.

Obama wants record $708 billion for wars next year

President Barack Obama will ask
Congress for an additional USD 33 billion to fight unpopular
wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on top of a record USD 708
billion for the Defence Department next year.

Wars of the future may use mind-altering drugs

A leading expert on chemical and biological arms control called on Wednesday for urgent efforts to stop new mind-altering drugs developed for medical purposes from being adopted by the military for use in warfare.

IE 8 is Microsoft`s champion in browser wars

Microsoft is touting freshly-launched Internet Explorer 8 as its champion in the competitive Web browser arena, urging holdouts to upgrade from earlier versions of the software.