Pentagon

Congress demands apology from PM Narendra Modi over 'clean chit' to China, cites Pentagon report on Arunachal Pradesh

Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said the Chinese intrusion has now been confirmed by the Pentagon to the US Congress in its annual report.

Nov 07, 2021, 11:40 AM IST

China continues ‘incremental and tactical actions’ to press territorial claims with India: US

The Pentagon said despite the ongoing diplomatic and military dialogues to reduce border tensions, China has continued "taking incremental and tactical actions" to press its claims at the LAC.

Nov 04, 2021, 06:47 AM IST

US offers payments, relocation to family of Afghans killed in botched drone attack

The drone strike in Kabul killed as many as 10 civilians, including seven children.

Oct 16, 2021, 08:31 AM IST

US has ‘honest concerns’ about terrorist safe havens in Pakistan

Afghanistan and the US have criticised Pakistan in the past for allowing Taliban fighters to cross into Pakistan where they are provided safe havens. 

Oct 01, 2021, 08:34 AM IST

Pentagon rubbishes reports about US military abandoning service dogs in Afghanistan

The Pentagon, while categorically denying that any service dog that had worked with the US military was left behind in the country, also acknowledged that a series of social media posts about the non-military evacuation of Kabul pets caused widespread confusion.

Sep 01, 2021, 13:33 PM IST

US will continue to conduct drone strikes in Afghanistan if and when needed

The US launched many drone strikes against an individual described as an 'ISIS-K planner' as well as a suspected suicide car bomber in recent days.

Sep 01, 2021, 07:01 AM IST

Over 5,200 US troops in Kabul, 7,000 people evacuated from Afghanistan since August 14: Pentagon

"The US military footprint and Kabul now has more than 5,200 total troops on the ground. Kabul airport remains secure and open for flight operations. There are now multiple gates that have access for entry into the airfield," said Major General Hank Taylor.

Aug 20, 2021, 06:42 AM IST

US: Violence reported from outside Pentagon, officer stabbed to death, suspect killed

A Pentagon police officer was stabbed to death during a burst of violence at a transit center and a suspect was shot and killed. The US military HQ was temporarily placed on lockdown, the Pentagon told reporters.

Aug 04, 2021, 07:07 AM IST

Monitoring Taliban's sweeping advances in Afghanistan 'with deep concern', says Pentagon

Pentagon said that it is working with the Afghan military to encourage them to use the capacity and the capability that they have.

Jul 12, 2021, 14:15 PM IST

UFOs can't be explained, says Pentagon's intelligence report

A report from the US task force dedicated to investigating UFOs or, in the official jargon, UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena)  has neither confirmed nor rejected the idea such sightings could indicate alien visits to Earth. Rather, it shows the task force hasn't made much progress since first being set up ten months ago. 

Jun 29, 2021, 17:05 PM IST

Turkey shows interest in controlling Kabul airport if NATO allies provide support

Turkey is interested in taking control of Afghanistan`s Hamid Karzai International Airport if North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) allies permit, as the United States declares its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Jun 08, 2021, 23:19 PM IST

President Joe Biden bars US investors from 59 Chinese firms as national security measure

The executive order prohibits direct investment in both debt and equity securities but also bans Americans from investing in funds that contain Chinese securities in their portfolios.

Jun 04, 2021, 06:31 AM IST

US aims at helping India develop its own defense industrial base, says Pentagon

The Biden administration is looking at deepening its military and technical cooperation with India by not only providing it with arms and equipment, but also helping New Delhi develop its own defense industrial base, a senior Pentagon official told lawmakers here on Wednesday (March 10).

Mar 11, 2021, 06:31 AM IST

PLA yet to withdraw from several forward positions: Pentagon Commander on India-China LAC clash

During a Congressional hearing, Admiral Philips Davidson, Commander of the US Indo-Pacific Command, told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee that the greatest danger for the United States in this competition with China is the erosion of conventional deterrence.

Mar 10, 2021, 08:33 AM IST

India a critical partner, says Pentagon ahead of QUAD meet

Ahead of the Quad foreign minister meeting later today (February 18), the Pentagon has said that ties with India is critical and a priority. Calling ties with India, "a very important bilateral relationship" Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby said,"India is a critical partner especially when you consider all the challenges in the Indo Pacific region" and US Defence secretary is "prioritizing this relationship, wants to see continuing to grow and develop and to get stronger."

Feb 18, 2021, 16:31 PM IST

Intel wins second phase of contract to help Pentagon develop chips

Intel declined to disclose a dollar figure for its portion of the contract, which is being overseen by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division. Intel won part of the first phase of the contract in 2019.

Oct 03, 2020, 15:38 PM IST

China escalated its exercise activities by firing ballistic missiles in South China Sea: US

The Department of Defense is concerned about China's recent decision to conduct military exercises, including the firing of ballistic missiles, around the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on August 23-29, the Pentagon said in a statement.

Aug 28, 2020, 07:43 AM IST

Pentagon lauds India’s ‘positive’ role in Afghanistan

US Department of Defence or the Pentagon is of the view that India can play a positive role in Afghanistan and lauded New Delhi for being the "largest donor" to the country. 

Jul 02, 2020, 17:25 PM IST

UFO sighted? Pentagon shares videos of 'unexplained aerial phenomena' taken by US Navy pilots

The Pentagon on Monday released three previously classified videos in which US Navy pilots can be seen encountering what appear to be unidentified flying objects (UFOs).

Apr 28, 2020, 08:53 AM IST

Pentagon chief says no specific evidence Iran was plotting to attack four US embassies

Democrats and a few Republicans in Congress have questioned the justification of the attacks and said they have not been given adequate, detailed briefings. Trump said on Friday Iran probably had targeted the US embassy in Baghdad and was aiming to attack four US embassies before Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike on January 3.

Jan 12, 2020, 23:41 PM IST