US to reposition over 12,000 troops from Germany; 5,600 to be sent to other NATO countries

The number of US troops in Germany now will come down to 24,000 from 36,000.

Jul 29, 2020, 22:06 PM IST

US-led NATO says clear pattern of China's authoritarian behaviour at home and bullying abroad

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the United States of America-led world's strongest military alliance, has expressed concerns over China's "authoritarian behaviour at home and increased assertiveness and bullying abroad". China has been facing the heat from every corner of the world for its role in the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic as well as its belligerent use of the military to try and alter borders on land as well as the sea and NATO's comment comes at a time when the Asian country is facing increased isolation.

Jun 30, 2020, 22:03 PM IST

UK Eurofighter Typhoons intercept Russian Sukhoi Su-27s, IL-20 spy plane over Baltic Sea

Eurofighter Typhoon fighters of the United Kingdom's 6 Squadron intercepted a group of Russian warplanes over the Baltic Sea on Thursday (June 4, 2020). Russian Ilyushin IL-20 COOT A intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft and two Sukhoi Su-27 combat jets flying over the Baltic Sea faced the Eurofighter Typhoons which had been launched from a military base as part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Air Policing mission.

Jun 08, 2020, 17:32 PM IST

Russia's Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-31, Tu-95MS bomber confront NATO's F-16 Fighting Falcon, watch

Shot by the MiG-31 pilot, the video reveals that the Tu-95MS is on the left of the combat aircraft while the F-16 is to the right of the Russian fighter jet. But it is not clear which NATO country scrambled the F-16 jet to intercept the Tu-95MS and the MiG-31 escorting it.

Apr 20, 2020, 18:01 PM IST

US to sign peace deal with Taliban, withdraw forces over 18 months

The US and NATO forces launched a war against terror in Afghanistan 18 years ago after the global Islamist terror group Al Qaeda sheltered and supported by Taliban attacked the US on September 11, 2001. 

Feb 15, 2020, 13:52 PM IST

Emmanuel Macron describes NATO as 'brain dead'

French President Emmanuel Macron has described NATO as "brain dead", stressing what he sees as waning commitment to the trans-atlantic alliance by its main guarantor, the US.

Nov 08, 2019, 15:04 PM IST

Location of US, NATO secret nuclear weapons bases in Europe revealed, 150 bombs aimed towards Russia

The US and NATO bases are Kleine Brogel in Belgium, Büchel in Germany, Aviano and Ghedi-Torre in Italy, Volkel in The Netherlands, and Incirlik in Turkey. Most of the US nuclear arsenal in Europe consists of B61 thermonuclear gravity bombs.

Jul 19, 2019, 12:17 PM IST

Niagara Falls lights up in brilliant blue to celebrate NATO's 70th anniversary

NATO intergovernmental military alliance consists of 29 countries of North America and Europe and was established in 1949.

Jul 17, 2019, 08:47 AM IST

Deshhit: US lawmakers move legislation to give India NATO ally status

Two top American lawmakers have moved a legislation in the Senate, seeking key amendment in the country’s Arms Control Export Act to bring India at par with the US’ NATO allies– Israel, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea – when it comes to sale of high-tech military items.

Jun 17, 2019, 20:46 PM IST

US to deploy 1,000 more troops to Poland: White House

"The US and Poland have agreed on a framework to deploy an additional 1,000 troops to Poland," the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

Jun 13, 2019, 10:36 AM IST

Russian Navy conducts exercise near NATO's BALTOPS 2019 drills

According to Russia's Baltic Fleet press office, several naval groups comprising corvettes, small missile ships and an anti-submarine warfare vessel are in the Baltic Sea practice ranges for naval drills.

Jun 11, 2019, 11:20 AM IST

NATO's BALTOPS 2019 naval exercise to start in Baltic Sea, Russian warships to track drill

According to a US Navy press release Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis, commander of the US. 2nd Fleet, will lead BALTOPS 2019 on behalf of Naval Forces Europe. 

Jun 09, 2019, 08:40 AM IST

Bravery and sacrifice: World leaders gather in south England to remember D-Day

French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and leaders and senior figures from 10 other countries are also due to attend.

Jun 05, 2019, 16:32 PM IST

US lawmakers introduce legislation that aims at treating India as a NATO ally

The legislation also seeks to advance the US-India strategic relationship.

Apr 12, 2019, 16:30 PM IST

Turkish F-35 delivered to training base in Arizona, official says

A Lockheed Martin-made F-35 fighter jet for Turkey arrived on Wednesday at a military training facility in Arizona, an Air Force official said on Thursday, amid a dispute over Ankara`s planned purchase of a Russian missile defence system.

Apr 05, 2019, 06:23 AM IST

NATO celebrates 70th anniversary amid rising concern over Russia

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in an address to the US Congress, said the alliance wanted better relations with Russia -- but needed to prepare a strong defence.

Apr 04, 2019, 11:36 AM IST

Trump intends to designate Brazil as major non-NATO ally

US President Donald Trump has said that he intends to designate Brazil as a "major non-NATO ally", a move aimed to cement America's ties with the Latin American country where China has made deep strides in recent years. 

Mar 20, 2019, 08:22 AM IST

NATO-Russia meeting fails to break deadlock over Russian missile

Washington, backed by its NATO allies, accuses Moscow of developing a new Russian missile, the Novator 9M729/SSC-8, that violates the Cold War-era INF pact.

Jan 25, 2019, 17:35 PM IST

Trump backs NATO, chastises allies on spending

Trump has long urged the NATO allies to enhance their military spending while arguing that the US is shouldering more of the cost burden than it should.

Jan 18, 2019, 10:21 AM IST

Trump threatens to 'devastate' Turkey's economy if it attacks Kurds

It`s a stark threat toward an ally in the region that has partnered with the US in the fight against the IS.

Jan 14, 2019, 09:55 AM IST