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United States tells India, China to reduce tension through direct dialogue

United States tells India, China to reduce tension through direct dialogue

The United States has encouraged India and China to engage in a direct dialogue free of any coercive aspects.

Denial of USD 350mn aid to Pakistan reality, not policy: United States

Denial of USD 350mn aid to Pakistan reality, not policy: United States

United States Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said that his refusal to give certification to Congress that Pakistan was taking action against the Haqqani network is not a reflection of a new tougher policy against Islamabad, but simply an assessment of the current state of play.

Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi still alive, says US Defence Secretary James Mattis

Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi still alive, says US Defence Secretary James Mattis

US Defence Secretary James Mattis believes Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi is still alive, shooting down claims he was killed in an air strike.

US will not pay Pakistan for military reimbursements: Pentagon

"The funds could not be released to the Government of Pakistan at this time because the secretary could not certify that Pakistan has taken sufficient action against the Haqqani Network per the requirement," Adam Stump, a Pentagon spokesman, told Reuters. 

Pentagon concerned over Turkish media's leak of American base locations in Syria

Pentagon concerned over Turkish media's leak of American base locations in Syria

The Pentagon has expressed concern over Turkish media releasing a list of classified U.S. military posts in Syria.

To boost defence cooperation with India, US House passes over USD 600 billion bill

To boost defence cooperation with India, US House passes over USD 600 billion bill

The US House of Representatives has passed a USD 621.5 billion defence policy bill that proposes to advance defence cooperation with India.

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed: Pentagon

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed: Pentagon

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement that other members of the Islamic State group were killed in the strike on Tuesday.

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis says United States has no proof IS leader Baghdadi is dead

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis says United States has no proof IS leader Baghdadi is dead

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said on Friday that he cannot confirm whether or not Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is alive or dead.

Pentagon delays plan for transgender recruits

The decision to delay the plan for six months was made on the eve of a deadline set by Mattis's predecessor, Ashton Carter, during Barack Obama's administration.

 

Pentagon asked to identify larger role for India in Afghanistan

The Pentagon has been asked by a key Senate panel to identify ways so that India can play a larger role in providing increased and coordinated defence- related support to war-torn Afghanistan.

Turkey returns fire on Kurdish YPG in Syria, warplanes hit militants in Iraq

Ankara considers the YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is deemed a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.
 

Possible sale of Boeing C-17 aircraft to India approved: Pentagon

Possible sale of Boeing C-17 aircraft to India approved: Pentagon

he Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement it notified Congress on Monday of the sale, which includes four turbofan engines and a missile warning system.

United States ends role of special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan

A senior State Department official told AFP that acting special representative Laurel Miller left the post without a replacement being named.

India most reliable regional partner of Afghanistan: Pentagon

Afghanistan is "at a critical point" as it faces a continuous threat from as many as 20 insurgent and terrorist networks operating in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, the Pentagon has said in a new report to Congress.

Afghan-oriented militants getting support from elements of Pak govt: Pentagon

In a damning report, the Pentagon has said Afghan-oriented militant groups, including the Taliban and Haqqani Network, benefit from "support" from elements of the Pakistan government.

India most reliable partner for Afghanistan: Pentagon

India is Afghanistan's most reliable regional partner, the Pentagon has said in its latest Afghan report, the first under the Trump administration.

US to send 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan: Report

The Pentagon plans to send almost 4,000 additional United States troops to Afghanistan, according to reports.

Vietnam urges China to act responsibly in South China Sea

China has built up infrastructure on the four smaller outposts, including land-based guns and communications facilities.

US not winning in Afghanistan: Defense Secretary

US not winning in Afghanistan: Defense Secretary

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that the United States is still "not winning" the longest war in Afghanistan.

US forces conduct strike against Somalia`s Al-Shabaab: Pentagon

The Pentagon said the operation occurred at approximately 0600 GMT "in coordination with regional partners as a direct response to Al-Shabaab actions.