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India a critical partner, says Pentagon during Quad ministerial meeting

18 Feb 2021

India a critical partner, says Pentagon during Quad ministerial meeting

India is a critical partner, especially when one considers all the challenges in the Indo-Pacific region, the Pentagon said on the eve of the maiden Quad ministerial meeting under the Biden administration.

How the George Floyd case sparked violent protests across US

30 May 2020

How the George Floyd case sparked violent protests across US

The death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, has sparked protests across the United States. Floyd died after a white cop knelt on his neck for several minutes during an arrest in Minneapolis.

Pentagon releases UFO videos captured by US Navy pilots

28 Apr 2020

Pentagon releases UFO videos captured by US Navy pilots

In a major development, the Pentagon has declassified three videos showing unidentified flying objects or UFOs.

WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning ordered free from prison; fined $256,000

13 Mar 2020

WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning ordered free from prison; fined $256,000

Former United States Army soldier Chelsea Manning was released from prison on Thursday on the orders of a federal court in Virginia.

After grand welcome, Trump to get on with business today

25 Feb 2020

After grand welcome, Trump to get on with business today

A grand welcome to India later, US President Donald Trump will hold important talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

Inside Air Force One, US President Donald Trump's official aircraft

19 Feb 2020

Inside Air Force One, US President Donald Trump's official aircraft

United States President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit India on February 24 and 25.

Iran possibly shot down Ukrainian plane, believe US and allies

10 Jan 2020

Iran possibly shot down Ukrainian plane, believe US and allies

On Wednesday, a Ukrainian airliner went down shortly after taking off from Tehran, killing all 176 people on-board.

Iran fires missiles at 2 Iraqi bases housing US forces

08 Jan 2020

Iran fires missiles at 2 Iraqi bases housing US forces

Iran has fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles on two bases in Iraq, that houses forces from the United States, the Pentagon confirmed.

Iran designates all US forces as "terrorists" for killing Soleimani

07 Jan 2020

Iran designates all US forces as "terrorists" for killing Soleimani

On Tuesday, Iran designated all forces of the US as "terrorists" by passing a Bill in the Parliament.

Slain Iranian General plotted terror attacks in Delhi, says Trump

04 Jan 2020

Slain Iranian General plotted terror attacks in Delhi, says Trump

Addressing the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, United States President Donald Trump on Friday said that they executed the world's "number-one terrorist" who plotted terror attacks to "as far away as New Delhi."

Top commander killed by US, Iran's leader vows revenge

03 Jan 2020

Top commander killed by US, Iran's leader vows revenge

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is angry and has vowed to take revenge from criminals (read the United States) who killed the country's top commander Qasem Soleimani in an airstrike at Baghdad Airport on Friday.

Iran's top commander Qasem Soleimani killed in United States strike

03 Jan 2020

Iran's top commander Qasem Soleimani killed in United States strike

Qasem Soleimani, the top commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, a US-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, was killed in an operation carried out by the United States, Pentagon confirmed on Friday.

ISIS chief Baghdadi buried at sea, afforded religious rites

29 Oct 2019

ISIS chief Baghdadi buried at sea, afforded religious rites

ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was revealed to have died recently, has been buried at sea, US officials said on Monday.

Pentagon is flying balloons for spying on people: Details here

05 Aug 2019

Pentagon is flying balloons for spying on people: Details here

Amid privacy-related debacles, the Pentagon is testing a new technology for mass-surveillance - balloons.

Pentagon's laser can read heartbeats to identify people: Here's how

29 Jun 2019

Pentagon's laser can read heartbeats to identify people: Here's how

Amid growing privacy-related concerns, a scary report has revealed that the Pentagon has developed a laser that can identify people by scanning their heartbeats.

#ComicBytes: Here are the smartest characters in DC Comics

05 Jun 2019

#ComicBytes: Here are the smartest characters in DC Comics

From child prodigies to crime fighting vigilantes and alien heroes, DC Comics has its fair share of intelligent characters.

Pentagon isn't aware that US "counted" F-16s in Pakistan

06 Apr 2019

Pentagon isn't aware that US "counted" F-16s in Pakistan

A day after Foreign Policy published a report claiming the US "counted" F-16s given to Pakistan and none of them were found missing, the Pentagon said it wasn't aware of any such investigation.

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

30 Mar 2019

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.

Pentagon authorizes $1 billion to build part of Trump's border-wall

26 Mar 2019

Pentagon authorizes $1 billion to build part of Trump's border-wall

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan said today that he had authorized $1 billion to build part of the wall sought by US President Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border.

Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits Kurdish forces

14 Jan 2019

Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits Kurdish forces

United States President Donald Trump has threatened to "devastate" Turkey economically if the NATO-allied nation attacks US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria following a pullout of American troops from the war-torn country, and also urged the Kurds not to "provoke" Ankara.

Singapore Summit: Modi meets Mike Pence to discuss bilateral ties

14 Nov 2018

Singapore Summit: Modi meets Mike Pence to discuss bilateral ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met United States Vice President Mike Pence in Singapore today, on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit.

US to end landmark Cold War-era arms-control treaty with Russia

22 Oct 2018

US to end landmark Cold War-era arms-control treaty with Russia

President Donald Trump has announced that the US will pull out of a landmark Cold War-era arms control treaty with Russia that limited the number of missiles in the two nations, accusing Moscow of violating the deal.

Pentagon data breach: 30,000 DoD staffers' data compromised

15 Oct 2018

Pentagon data breach: 30,000 DoD staffers' data compromised

As many as 30,000 Department of Defense (DoD) staffers' details have been compromised in a breach affecting one of Pentagon's contractors.

Pentagon grounds global fleet of F-35 stealth aircraft after crash

12 Oct 2018

Pentagon grounds global fleet of F-35 stealth aircraft after crash

The Pentagon in the US yesterday grounded the global fleet of F-35 stealth fighter jets to conduct engine inspections, following its first-ever crash.

Aggressive Chinese industrial policy impacting American defense industry: Pentagon

06 Oct 2018

Aggressive Chinese industrial policy impacting American defense industry: Pentagon

The aggressive Chinese industrial policies have adversely impacted some of the critical American capabilities and its defense manufacturing base, the Pentagon said in a report yesterday.

Our money, not aid: Pakistan tells US after $300mn canceled

03 Sep 2018

Our money, not aid: Pakistan tells US after $300mn canceled

In a counter to the United States, Pakistan on Sunday said the $300 million (which was canceled) wasn't an aid but reimbursement that should be paid.

Pakistan's failure to curb terrorism costs it $300mn-aid from Pentagon

02 Sep 2018

Pakistan's failure to curb terrorism costs it $300mn-aid from Pentagon

In what is another proof of deteriorating ties between the United States and Pakistan, the Pentagon has canceled aid of $300 million over the country's failure to tackle terrorism.

US to give Imran space to improve ties with India

31 Aug 2018

US to give Imran space to improve ties with India

The Trump administration wants to give new Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan space to explore opportunities to improve relations with India, an official said.

US suspends select-exercises with S-Korea to support N-Korean diplomatic negotiations

23 Jun 2018

US suspends select-exercises with S-Korea to support N-Korean diplomatic negotiations

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has announced to have "indefinitely suspended" select exercises with South Korea to support diplomatic negotiations with North Korea.

US approves $930mn deal to sell 6 Apache-attack-choppers to India

13 Jun 2018

US approves $930mn deal to sell 6 Apache-attack-choppers to India

The Trump administration has approved a deal to sell six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to India for $930 million, the Pentagon said, underlining that this will strengthen India's ability to deter regional threats.

Chinese hackers steal highly-sensitive 'undersea warfare' data from US Navy

09 Jun 2018

Chinese hackers steal highly-sensitive 'undersea warfare' data from US Navy

Chinese government hackers have stolen a massive cache of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare from a US Navy contractor, including secret plans to develop a new submarine-launched anti-ship missile.

India, US pledge to continue strong bilateral strategic partnership

04 Jun 2018

India, US pledge to continue strong bilateral strategic partnership

India and the United States have pledged to continue their strong bilateral strategic partnership, the Pentagon said after a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

Trump's ban on transgender troops on hold until trial: Judge

17 Apr 2018

Trump's ban on transgender troops on hold until trial: Judge

A US judge in Seattle has ordered President Donald Trump not to ban transgender troops from serving in the military, saying it's unclear whether recent changes to his administration's policy are constitutional.

US, UK and France launch missile strikes on Syria

14 Apr 2018

US, UK and France launch missile strikes on Syria

Acting on his previous threat, US President Donald Trump has ordered a military attack against Syria, joining allies UK and France. These strikes are in response to a suspected chemical attack on Syrian town of Douma last week.

Pentagon ran a secret multimillion dollar UFO programme

17 Dec 2017

Pentagon ran a secret multimillion dollar UFO programme

According to a New York Times report, the Pentagon has been running a secret multimillion dollar programme to investigate Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).

Pentagon accidentally retweets a post calling for Trump's resignation

18 Nov 2017

Pentagon accidentally retweets a post calling for Trump's resignation

The US Department of Defense, AKA the Pentagon, is entrusted with the security of the US.

Trump restores ban on transgender troops from serving in military

26 Aug 2017

Trump restores ban on transgender troops from serving in military

US President Donald Trump has signed a memo that reinstates a ban on transgender personnel from serving in the US military, which his predecessor Barack Obama had lifted.

US blocks $350 million to Pakistan for not curbing terrorism

22 Jul 2017

US blocks $350 million to Pakistan for not curbing terrorism

Looks like Trump was serious when he said he wouldn't turn a blind eye towards Pakistan harboring terror.

US drone strike kills ISIS-K emir in Afghanistan

15 Jul 2017

US drone strike kills ISIS-K emir in Afghanistan

The Pentagon said US forces have killed Abu Sayed, the emir of the Afghan branch of ISIS at the group's headquarters in Kunar Province.

US, Qatar ink $12 billion deal on F-15 fighter jets

16 Jun 2017

US, Qatar ink $12 billion deal on F-15 fighter jets

Against the backdrop of Qatar's isolation in the Middle East, US has inked a $12 billion deal for supply of 36 F-15 fighter jets to Qatar.