Russia launches military drills in the southwest

Russia's military on Thursday launched maneuvers of air defense forces in the southwest of the country, the latest in a series of frequent drills amid tensions with the West.

Russia denies US claim of 'thousands' of troops in Ukraine

Russian officials on Thursday dismissed a claim by the United States that Moscow has sent "thousands" of troops to fight alongside pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

Tunisia blogger gets 6 months for defaming Army

 A Tunisian military appeals court jailed blogger Yassine Ayari for six months on Tuesday on charges of defaming the army, halving the previous sentence but failing to satisfy its critics.

Afghan army pushes Taliban from south district: Officials

An American general and a senior Afghan police officer say the Afghan military has pushed the Taliban from a key district in a southern province. It was the first solo Afghan operation since international combat troops left at the end of last year.

India placed orders worth Rs 83,858 cr for military hardware

Indian Air Force, Army and Navy have placed orders worth Rs 83,858 crore from 2011 to the last fiscal while domestic defence industries have earned Rs 69 crore by export of military hardware.

Pak army chief warns India ahead of Jaishankar's visit

 Pakistan's powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif on Thursday warned India of a "befitting response" to alleged provocation along the Line of Control (LoC), just days before the arrival of Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar here.

BJP MP demands early implementation of 'one rank, one pension'

 Demanding early implementation of the 'one rank, one pension' scheme, BJP MP Tarun Vijay on Thursday suggested that "privileges" of MPs and MLAs be withdrawn and the money be used to fulfil the long-standing demand of the ex-servicemen if government is facing fund crunch.

North Korean leader orders army to be ''fully prepared'' for war

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has asked the country`s army to be "fully prepared" for war at an important meeting of the ruling party, state news agency KCNA reported Monday.

Acapulco`s violent descent sends army to schools

Fresh white paint covers the soot from the fire that criminals set in the middle school principal`s office in a rough Acapulco neighborhood, where gang-linked violence interrupted classes for weeks.

Mexican Army base attacked in protest over missing students

Some 200 students attacked the Mexican Army headquarters in the state of Guerrero to protest over the disappearance of 43 of their classmates in September 2014.

Nigeria election boss rules out further poll delay as army claims gains

Nigeria`s elections chief Wednesday ruled out any further postponement to the country`s upcoming presidential and parliamentary polls, despite the country`s Boko Haram insurgents vowing to stymie the ballot.

UN to formally end support for DR Congo operation

The United Nations is pulling its support for a Democratic Republic of Congo military operation against rebels after Kinshasa missed a deadline to sack two generals, a UN official said Saturday.

US Army approves sex change treatment for jailed soldier

The US Army has approved sex change treatment for transsexual soldier Bradley (Chelsea) Manning who is serving a 35-year prison term for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, the USA Today newspaper reported.

Boko Haram takes on Chadian forces in NE Nigeria town

Boko Haram on Wednesday launched a pre-dawn raid in Gamboru, northeastern Nigeria, looking to overwhelm Chadian troops who had pushed them out of the border town.

Chad army kills 13 Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria

Chadian soldiers killed 13 fighters from Islamist militant group Boko Haram in a battle in the Nigerian town of Gambaru on Wednesday, the army said in a statement, adding that one Chadian soldier was killed.

Army to use e-governance, create cloud database for soldiers

The Indian Army plans to use e-governance widely and has an ambitious plan for a cloud database which can store all unclassified information about soldiers.

India, Nepal army officials talk disaster response management

 India and Nepal have discussed mutual cooperation in regional disaster response management during a visit by Indian Army officials.

Four killed in Vietnam military helicopter crash: Army

 Four people were killed Wednesday when a Vietnamese military helicopter crashed minutes after it set off from southern Ho Chi Minh City, an army official told AFP.

First all-women march by Army, Navy and Air force personnel

India witnessed the first march by women Army, Navy and Air force personnel at the 66th Republic Day parade here on Monday.

All-women contingent march down Rajpath on R-Day

For the first time in the history of India's Republic Day, women empowerment in the armed forces was showcased as an all-women contingent from the three forces- Army, Air Force and Navy- marched down the majestic Rajpath.