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China to unveil 'carrier killer' Dongfeng-21D missile, stealth drones during military parade

China has also made rapid strides in developing hypersonic missiles, known as the DF-17, which theoretically can manoeuvre sharply at many times the speed of sound, further bolstering the reach of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Sep 30, 2019, 14:35 PM IST

US President Donald Trump in November to commemorate end of World War I in Paris

The President said he had also "canceled" the military parade in Washington that was planned for the same day to coincide with Veterans Day in the US, due to the "ridiculously high" cost estimated by the authorities.

Aug 18, 2018, 11:57 AM IST

Donald Trump eyes large-scale military parade to showcase American muscle

US President Donald Trump has asked for a large-scale military parade, the White House said Tuesday, an unconventional move that would showcase American muscle and underscore his role as commander-in-chief.

Feb 07, 2018, 09:45 AM IST

North Korea prepared to respond to any nuclear attack in kind: Official

North Korea is prepared to respond to any nuclear attack by the United States in kind, the country`s number two official said on Saturday.

Apr 15, 2017, 09:42 AM IST

Russia marks WWII victory anniversary with military parade – In Pics

An estimated 27 million of the former Soviet Union`s soldiers and civilians were killed in World War II.

May 09, 2016, 14:33 PM IST

North Korea stages huge military parade marking

North Korea held a huge military parade on Saturday afternoon on Kim Il Sung Square here, marking the 70th founding anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).

Oct 11, 2015, 02:36 AM IST

70-gun salute starts China World War II commemorations

A huge ceremony in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II began Thursday with a 70-gun salute.

Sep 03, 2015, 08:16 AM IST

China deploys monkeys, eagles for military parade: Report

 China has hired monkeys and eagles to ensure aircraft safety during a massive parade this week to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II where the communist giant will demonstrate its air power.  

Sep 01, 2015, 15:10 PM IST

China's new long-range bomber to debut in V-Day parade: Report

China will unveil a refitted model of a long-range strategic bomber next week during the massive military parade here to commemorate the victory against Japan in WWII, the state media reported today.

Aug 27, 2015, 19:24 PM IST

Chinese Army generals lose weight for massive military parade

More than 50 Chinese Army generals in their mid 50s have shed around five kg due to rigorous training for the massive military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, state media reported on Thursday.

Aug 27, 2015, 15:57 PM IST

China`s military parade to show off weaponry

China plans to show off a vast array of weaponry for the first time in a huge military show of strength next month to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Japan`s defeat in World War II, the country`s armed forces said Friday.

Aug 21, 2015, 17:37 PM IST

Veterans to attend Taiwan military parade marking defeat of Japan

 Taiwan said Tuesday hundreds of veterans who participated in the bloody battles during the Second Sino-Japanese War will be invited to the island`s first military parade marking the 70th anniversary of Japan`s defeat in 1945.

Apr 14, 2015, 11:39 AM IST

China to hold parade, invite leaders to mark end of World War Two

 China will hold a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two this year and invite the leaders of major countries involved in the war to attend, the foreign ministry said, events probably aimed at Japan.

Mar 03, 2015, 15:15 PM IST

North Korea to hold giant, `grand style` military parade

North Korea will hold one of its giant displays of military muscle this year, the ruling Workers` Party said Friday, stressing the need for "cutting-edge" hardware to boost the nuclear-armed nation`s fighting capacity.

Feb 13, 2015, 09:50 AM IST

Chinese President Xi Jinping to be chief guest at Pakistan military parade?

After a gap of seven years, Pakistan will hold a joint military parade of its armed forces on its national day next month where Chinese President Xi Jinping is likely to be the chief guest.

Feb 02, 2015, 20:37 PM IST

Serbia salutes Putin but sees future with Europe

 Russian President Vladimir Putin is guest of honour at a military parade in Belgrade on Thursday to mark 70 years since the city`s liberation by the Red Army, a visit loaded with symbolism as Serbia walks a tightrope between the Europe it wants to join and a big-power ally it cannot leave behind.

Oct 16, 2014, 19:58 PM IST

Russia stages big Victory Day parade amid Ukraine crisis

Tanks rumbled across Red Square and fighter jets screamed overhead on Friday in Russia`s biggest Victory Day military parade in years, fuelling patriotic fervour as President Vladimir Putin rallies his people over the Ukraine crisis.

May 09, 2014, 17:35 PM IST

Vladimir Putin `to visit Crimea` for May 9 military parade

President Vladimir Putin will make his first visit to the Crimean peninsula since Russia annexed the territory in March, reports said Wednesday, in a move to bolster public support amid simmering tensions in Ukraine.

Apr 30, 2014, 15:58 PM IST

South Korea stages largest military parade for a decade

South Korea staged its largest military display for a decade today, as President Park Geun-Hye warned of the "very grave" threat posed by North Korea`s nuclear weapons programme.

Oct 01, 2013, 12:03 PM IST

Iran to hold military drill

The exercise will be held in Gilan-e-Gharb district of Kermanshah province from October 29-31.

Oct 26, 2012, 12:00 PM IST