Defence acquisition proposals worth Rs 4,444 cr cleared
Defence acquisition proposals worth Rs 4,444 cr cleared

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Wednesday approved proposals worth Rs 4,444 crore, including the purchase of four helicopters for survey vessels at Rs 2,324 crore, but deferrred a decision on a joint bid of Tata Sons Ltd and Airbus for replacing IAF's Avro transport fleet.

Egypt to try hundreds of civilians in military courts

An Egyptian prosecutor on Monday referred to a military court at least 339 alleged supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, including four top leaders, judicial sources said, as the state expands a crackdown against political opponents.

Eco task force to keep Ganga clean and secure: Uma Bharti

Union Minister Uma Bharti on Sunday declared that Eco Task Force will be given the responsibility to keep the holy river Ganga clean and secured.

US Congress passes $584 billion defense bill

The US Congress adopted a massive US defense spending bill for 2015 Friday which includes emergency funding for military operations against Islamic jihadists in Iraq and Syria, as requested by President Barack Obama.

Nine dead in bomb blast in southern Philippines: Military

Nine people were killed when a bomb exploded aboard a bus in the southern Philippines today, a military spokesman said.

Six Ukrainian soldiers killed in past day: Military

Ukraine`s military said on Friday it had lost six soldiers in the past 24 hours despite both Kiev and the pro-Russian rebels committing themselves to a new truce the previous day.

China developing military to address ''changed national security situation''

China has stepped up development of military equipment system to build a modern Army and support national security, a report said.

Russian warships in English Channel due to `bad weather`

French authorities and NATO confirmed the presence of four Russian warships in the English Channel on Friday, but denied they were doing military exercises and said they were taking shelter due to bad weather.

Ukraine`s top priority is to build army to stop Russia: PM Yatseniuk

Ukraine`s top priority is to build an army strong enough to stop Russian military aggression, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Friday, as he made recommendations for top positions in a new coalition government.

Influx of boat people a "huge burden for Thailand": Military spokesman

Thailand is buckling under the burden of sheltering and feeding hundreds of boat people over the past month, a senior government spokesman said on Thursday, and needs more help from rights groups and non-governmental organizations.

US, China to announce deals to reduce military tensions: Report

The United States and China are planning to announce military agreements aimed at reducing the possibility of confrontation between the two powers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, quoting unnamed US officials.

Nigeria military clears and releases 125 `Boko Haram detainees`

Nigeria`s military on Saturday released 125 people it said were arrested in an operation against Boko Haram but were later found to not be part of the Islamist group. 

Russia ready to sell weapons to Thailand

Russia is ready to sell weapons to Thailand as it wants to see a new era of military and security cooperation between the two countries for combating transnational crime and terrorism.

China tightens auditing of its massive military budget

China on Thursday brought the auditing of accounts of its 2.3 million-strong People's Liberation Army directly under the control of the high-powered military body headed by President Xi Jinping, after corruption scandals involving high-profile army officers rocked the country.

Thai junta appoints panel to draft new charter

 Thailand`s military government appointed a committee to draft a new constitution on Tuesday in a move seen aimed at preventing ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his allies from returning to power.

US military conducts airstrikes near Mosul Dam, Irbil

The US military has conducted air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near Irbil and Iraq's largest dam in an effort to help Kurdish forces retake it from violent extremists.

Two dead in Algeria military plane crash

An Algerian air force plane crashed Monday in the south of the country during a training exercise, killing the two soldiers on board, the defence ministry said.

Germany regrets 'mistakes' in Afghanistan mission

Germany's foreign minister said on Sunday that Berlin had made serious mistakes in its military engagement in Afghanistan since 2001 and warned against a hasty withdrawal.

China upgrades status of Tibet's police force to military body

China has upgraded the status of Tibet's top police force to that of a military body, recognising its key role in maintaining peace in the troubled Himalayan region which has witnessed anti-Beijing protests by Dalai Lama's supporters.

US readies 4,000 troops for Ebola mission

The US military expects to increase the number of troops deployed to Liberia to fight the Ebola outbreak to nearly 4,000, up from a planned 3,000-strong force, the Pentagon said today.