Formalities over, `One Rank, One Pension` will be implemented: Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said his ministry had completed all formalities in respect of the one rank-one pension' (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen and nobody should try to "politicise" the issue.

Arab forces strike Houthi-held Yemen military port: Local official

Arab warplanes and ships bombed Yemen`s largest military port in the Red Sea city of Hodaida on Wednesday, a local official said, heavily damaging the facility and partly destroying two warships.

Colombian military kills 5 FARC rebels in strike

The Colombian military killed at least five FARC guerrillas in the northwest of the country Monday, part of a new offensive that has challenged ongoing peace talks with the rebel group.

China to boost offshore military capability: defence strategy paper

China outlined a defence strategy on Tuesday to boost its naval capability farther from its shores, saying it faced a grave and complex array of security threats including in the disputed South China Sea.

Boko Haram attacks NE Nigeria, military jets pound rebel positions


Abuja: Boko Haram fighters hacked to death 10 people in remote northeast Nigeria, a local government official saidon Monday, as the military claimed to have thwarted a fresh attack.

Iran denies agreement on military site inspections

An Iranian negotiator on Sunday denied accepting military site inspections as part of a nuclear deal with world powers, a delicate issue in the discussions that must be concluded by the summer.

Fresh air strikes, ground fighting in Yemen

Saudi-led warplanes launched a fresh wave of air strikes across Yemen on Saturday targeting Iran-backed rebels as fighting raged on the ground in the south of the country, witnesses said.

Nigeria military says 'scores' of Islamists killed

Nigeria's military today claimed the killing of scores of Boko Haram insurgents and the rescue of 20 more hostages during an operation in the notorious Sambisa forest, an Islamist stronghold.

China declares victory in US surveillance overflight

China declared victory on Friday over an encounter with a US surveillance aircraft overflying the contested South China Sea, saying its military "drove away" the intruder with radio warnings.

Indonesia turns away boat as Asian migrant crisis escalates

The Indonesian navy prevented a suspected migrant boat from entering the country`s waters at the weekend after the arrival of hundreds of Rohingya and Bangladeshis and has stepped up patrols in the area, the military said Monday.

US special forces kill senior IS leader in Syria: Pentagon

US special forces killed a senior Islamic State group leader and captured his wife in eastern Syria, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Friday.

Iranian official criticises Saudi, stresses support for Assad

A senior Iranian official branded Saudi Arabia`s King Salman a traitor to Islam on Thursday and equated the Gulf state`s military assault on Iranian-allied fighters in Yemen with Israeli actions against Palestinians.

Iran says Saudi-led forces cannot inspect Yemen-bound ship

 Iran will not allow Saudi-led naval forces to inspect a cargo ship bound for Yemen under military escort, foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said, in a challenge to the kingdom`s control of Yemeni waters.

China in massive land reclamation in disputed waters: US official

 China has dramatically ramped up its land reclamation efforts in the South China Sea in the past five months, building artificial islands at an unprecedented pace to bolster its territorial claims in the area, US defense officials said Friday.

US bolsters security at military bases over terror threat: Official

The US military has bolstered security at bases across the country as a precaution after the FBI voiced concern that Islamist extremists could target troops or police officers, officials said Friday.

Iraq`s largest oil refinery under threat from IS: US

 Iraq`s largest oil refinery is under growing threat from Islamic State jihadists, who have advanced inside the perimeter of the facility, the US military said Wednesday.

DR Congo army kills 16 Ugandan rebels: Military

Troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo have killed 16 Ugandan rebels in two days of clashes in the troubled northeast of the country, a military spokesman announced on Tuesday.

Chinese military guarded on LAC standoff ahead of Modi's visit

 Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here next month, the Chinese military on Thursday gave a guarded response in dispelling apprehensions of yet another military standoff at the LAC saying that it "strictly abides" by agreements to maintain peace and stability on the border.

'Majority of India's military needs met by indigenous sources'

 India may have emerged as the world's largest arms importer but majority of its military requirements are procured from indigenous sources.

US mulling training Iraqis to call in air strikes

Washington is working with Iraqi leaders to hone military operations against Islamic militants and is mulling whether to train Iraqis to directly call in US air strikes, a US official said Thursday.