Articles about Defense Department

Identification delay stalls pensions of 58,000+ retired armed forces personnel

04 May 2022

India
Identification delay stalls pensions of 58,000+ retired armed forces personnel

The Defence Ministry said 58,275 former servicemen—who didn't receive their April pension—will have the same credited to their bank accounts by Wednesday night.

At $76.6B, India's 2021 military expenditure third-highest in world

25 Apr 2022

World
At $76.6B, India's 2021 military expenditure third-highest in world

India in 2021 became the world's third-highest military spender, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said on Monday.

Armed forces want removal of AFSPA from J&K: Rajnath Singh

23 Apr 2022

India
Armed forces want removal of AFSPA from J&K: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday stated India's all three defense forces wanted the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) to be removed from Jammu & Kashmir soon.

India, Philippines sign $375 million deal for BrahMos missiles

28 Jan 2022

India
India, Philippines sign $375 million deal for BrahMos missiles

India and the Philippines signed a $375 million deal on Friday for the acquisition of the BrahMos supersonic anti-ship missile system.

Achieving advancement in technology can make India superpower: Rajnath Singh

27 Aug 2021

India
Achieving advancement in technology can make India superpower: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that if India achieves advancement in the field of technology, it can become a superpower.

Days after upsetting results, Trump comes close to conceding defeat

14 Nov 2020

World
Days after upsetting results, Trump comes close to conceding defeat

Refusing to concede defeat for days now, US President Donald Trump came closest ever to accepting his fate on Friday, by blurting that "time will tell" if he remains at the helm of the most powerful nation or not.

Why did Google fire four employees, rather unceremoniously?

26 Nov 2019

Business
Why did Google fire four employees, rather unceremoniously?

On Monday, tech giant Google fired four employees for allegedly accessing internal information "outside the scope of their jobs."

Has ISIS chief Baghdadi been killed in US operation?

27 Oct 2019

World
Has ISIS chief Baghdadi been killed in US operation?

The United States launched a covert operation late on Saturday night in which Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the chief of terror outfit ISIS, is believed to have died.

Pentagon strongly denies reports of spying on India's ASAT test

30 Mar 2019

World
Pentagon strongly denies reports of spying on India's ASAT test

The Pentagon has strongly denied the reports that the US spied on India's anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test by sending a reconnaissance aircraft from its base in Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to monitor the development.

China hikes defense budget by 7.5% to $177.61 billion

05 Mar 2019

World
China hikes defense budget by 7.5% to $177.61 billion

China, the world's second largest military spender after the US, announced a 7.5% increase in its defense budget for this year, hiking it to a whopping $177.61 billion.

US seeks information from Pakistan on potential misuse of F-16s

02 Mar 2019

World
US seeks information from Pakistan on potential misuse of F-16s

The US is seeking more information from Pakistan on the potential misuse of American-made F-16 fighter jets by it against India in violation of the end-user agreement, the State Department has said.

California bar shooting: Ex-US Marine Ian Long was the shooter

09 Nov 2018

World
California bar shooting: Ex-US Marine Ian Long was the shooter

The shooter involved in Wednesday's California bar shooting, which left 12 dead, was identified as 28-year-old Ian Long, a former US Marine.

Haley's extraordinary. Going to make a lot of money: Trump

11 Oct 2018

World
Haley's extraordinary. Going to make a lot of money: Trump

Describing Nikki Haley as an "extraordinary person," US President Donald Trump has said the outgoing US Ambassador to the UN is "going to make a lot of money" in the private sector, which she intends to join.

Flooding fears surge as Carolina rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

17 Sep 2018

World
Flooding fears surge as Carolina rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the US's Carolinas, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods kilometers inland.

Trump signals withdrawal of US troops from Syria 'very soon'

30 Mar 2018

World
Trump signals withdrawal of US troops from Syria 'very soon'

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that the US troops would "be coming out of Syria very soon" as he lamented that America has wasted $7 trillion in wars in the Middle East.