India, Russia conduct first-ever air exercises

The Indian and Russian air forces have held their first-ever military exercises involving counter-terror, fire-fighting and air defence in Russia.

What PM Nawaz Sharif said on Pakistan Independence Day

Raking up the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said it is the "main source of tension" in relations between India and Pakistan and sought its peaceful resolution to explore new ways to bolster bilateral ties.

Colombia rebels, government, resume Havana peace talks

Marxist FARC rebels and representatives from Colombia`s government sat down together on Tuesday for the first time in more than a month, tying up loose ends as they embark on a new round of peace talks.

Italy warns `terrorists` could be crossing in migrant boats

Italy`s armed forces chief warned today that terrorists could be using migrant boats to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, amid increased concern among intelligence services of possible attacks by extremists.

Army, IAF chief stress on jointness among armed forces

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh and IAF chief Arup Raha today addressed the top Navy brass and stressed on the need for jointness in the armed forces for effective fighting.

Can you discriminate between those dying to protect the nation?

Failure to enunciate clear cut transparent compensation norms for slain police and defence personnel has led to a piquant situation with contrasting levels of ex-gratia payment to their families.

NCC must imbibe ideals of selfless service in youth: Officer

The relevance of National Cadet Corps (NCC) would grow in the coming years as an organisation that prepares good citizens and also a talent pool for the Armed forces, a top Army officer has said.

Ukraine on `combat alert` as rebels gain ground

Ukraine`s armed forces are on "full combat alert" against a possible Russian invasion, Kiev said today, as authorities admitted they were "helpless" to prevent pro-Kremlin insurgents tightening their grip on the increasingly chaotic east of the country.

We have to work together, Sharif tells armed forces

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today praised the powerful Army and its chief Gen Raheel Sharif and stressed on the need to work together for a strong economy, democracy and containment of terrorism.

AP alerts IAF and armed forces to fight Tirumala hills blaze

Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan alerted the Indian Air Force (IAF) and other armed forces to control the fire raging in the Tirumala Tirupati hills in Andhra Pradesh.

Army expresses satisfaction on synergy between security forces

Army expressed satisfaction over preparedness and synergy between security forces which resulted in killing of 21 militants and arrest of 13 others in Kashmir valley since the beginning of this year.

Defence Ministry defers decision on 4 major purchases

Defence Ministry deferred decisions on 4 deals worth Rs 40,000 crore even as it approved another set of proposals worth over Rs 13,000 crore for procuring weapon systems for the armed forces.

Pakistan`s existence threatened by Taliban: MQM

MQM organised a massive rally in southern Pakistani city to show solidarity with the armed forces, saying the country`s existence is being threatened by militancy.

Peace can`t come at cost of India`s security concerns: AK Antony

Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday said peace cannot come at the cost of India`s security concerns and emphasised that all steps are being taken to modernise armed forces so that they are equipped with best weapon system and technologies.

Honduras sends peacekeeping troops to Haiti

Honduras was sending a 37-member military contingent to Haiti to participate in peacekeeping efforts there, a military officer announced.

Three armed forces personnel get Kirti Chakra

Three personnel of the armed forces have been selected this year for the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peace time gallantry award, for their acts of bravery on the Line of Control (LoC), anti-Maoist operation and relief operation in flood-hit Uttarakhand, respectively.

MHA issues new directives for harassment complaints in forces

Union Home Ministry has issued a set of new directives to paramilitary forces for getting regular monthly updates on sexual harrasment cases in their formations nationwide.

PAC slams armed forces for gross misuse of golf courses

A Parliamentary panel on Monday slammed the armed forces for "gross misuse" of golf courses under them and asked the Defence Ministry to hold an inquiry into the prohibited activities on defence land and take steps to check misuse.

Tarun Gogoi expresses gratitude on Armed Forces Flag Day

Armed Forces Flag Day was an occasion for the nation to express its gratitude and solidarity with the Armed Forces for guarding borders and preserving the sovereignty, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Saturday.

NHRC unhappy with rights situation in Manipur

Terming human rights situation in Manipur as "deeply depressing", NHRC said it could not find any of the 44 encounters it took up as "genuine".