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America cannot be the world's policeman: US President Trump

27 Dec 2018

America cannot be the world's policeman: US President Trump

America cannot be the policeman of the world, US President Donald Trump said during his first visit to Iraq as he urged other countries to share responsibilities.

US: Mattis resigns as Defense Secretary over differences with Trump

21 Dec 2018

US: Mattis resigns as Defense Secretary over differences with Trump

After two years in office, US Defense Secretary James Mattis has resigned from his post, reportedly over differences with US President Donald Trump, especially pertaining to matters of foreign policy.

India sees US as an important defense partner: Sitharaman

04 Dec 2018

India sees US as an important defense partner: Sitharaman

Commencing her five-day official visit to the United States, Union Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman yesterday asserted that New Delhi sees the US as an important partner in the field of defense.

US welcomes Saudi's 'decision' to independently refuel planes in Yemen-war

11 Nov 2018

US welcomes Saudi's 'decision' to independently refuel planes in Yemen-war

The US has welcomed Saudi Arabia's "decision" to cease taking American support and instead use its own military capabilities for refueling aircraft from the Riyadh-led coalition engaged in the Yemen War.

Singapore summit: Pence, Modi to discuss bilateral relationship, defense cooperation

11 Nov 2018

Singapore summit: Pence, Modi to discuss bilateral relationship, defense cooperation

US Vice President Mike Pence and PM Narendra Modi would discuss India-US defense cooperation and bilateral relationship during their meeting in Singapore next week, the White House said yesterday.

China, US sparring continues over South China Sea

10 Nov 2018

China, US sparring continues over South China Sea

Asserting there is no problem of freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, Beijing said no country should use any excuse to engage in militarization there.

China announces it is ready for trade talks with US

10 Nov 2018

China announces it is ready for trade talks with US

A top Chinese diplomat yesterday, while addressing a press conference in Washington, said China has kept its door open for trade talks with the US, as the two top global economies are locked in a trade war.

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.

US's Jim Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid US-China tensions

18 Oct 2018

US's Jim Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid US-China tensions

In the wake of escalating tensions between the US and China, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to meet his Chinese counterpart, Wei Fenghe, today in Singapore.

US concerned with continued militarization of South China Sea: Mattis

16 Oct 2018

US concerned with continued militarization of South China Sea: Mattis

The US remains highly concerned with China's continued militarization in the disputed South China Sea, Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters yesterday traveling with him to Vietnam.

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

11 Oct 2018

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.

Doval discusses 'future direction' of Indo-US ties with Pompeo, Mattis

15 Sep 2018

Doval discusses 'future direction' of Indo-US ties with Pompeo, Mattis

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval yesterday held "broad-based" talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and his American counterpart John Bolton during which they discussed the "future direction" of the strategic Indo-US ties.

First 2+2 Dialogue was consequential and a strategic milestone: US

11 Sep 2018

First 2+2 Dialogue was consequential and a strategic milestone: US

The first India-US 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi was consequential and a strategic milestone, a Trump administration official said yesterday, asserting the decisions taken during the talks propelled the bilateral relationship to a new level.

India, US hold first '2+2' talks: All details here

06 Sep 2018

India, US hold first '2+2' talks: All details here

On Thursday, India and the US signed a crucial agreement on military communications that could see Washington sell more arms to New Delhi.

After chemical-attacks, Trump wanted to assassinate Assad, claims Woodward's book

05 Sep 2018

After chemical-attacks, Trump wanted to assassinate Assad, claims Woodward's book

US President Donald Trump wanted to assassinate his Syrian counterpart Bashar-al-Assad in wake of a chemical attack on civilians, a new book by Bob Woodward claims.

2+2 dialogue important opportunity to enhance engagement with India: US

21 Aug 2018

2+2 dialogue important opportunity to enhance engagement with India: US

The US has said the upcoming "2+2 dialog" with India is an important opportunity to enhance engagement on a range of diplomatic issues and discuss how to operationalize India's status as a major defense partner.

Swaraj, Pompeo agree to reschedule postponed US-India 2+2 dialogue soon

28 Jun 2018

Swaraj, Pompeo agree to reschedule postponed US-India 2+2 dialogue soon

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her American counterpart Mike Pompeo have agreed to reschedule the postponed "2+2 dialogue" at a mutually convenient time and location as soon as possible.

Nikki Haley in India on maiden-visit as US-Envoy to UN

26 Jun 2018

Nikki Haley in India on maiden-visit as US-Envoy to UN

Nikki Haley is traveling to India for the first time as the US Ambassador to the UN on a two-day visit from June 26 to meet senior Indian officials, business leaders, NGO leaders, and students and underscore America's "strong alliance" with the country.

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.

Trump administration orders probe to consider tariffs on automobile imports

24 May 2018

Trump administration orders probe to consider tariffs on automobile imports

US President Donald Trump today ordered an investigation into the import of automobiles, including trucks, and auto parts, to determine their effects on the US national security, a move that may lead to the imposition of new tariffs on foreign-manufactured automobiles.

Trump administration bans transgender people from serving in the military

24 Mar 2018

Trump administration bans transgender people from serving in the military

On Friday, the White House announced a policy which bans transgender people from serving in the US military "except under certain limited circumstances".

India, US will hold first 2-by-2 dialogue in April

28 Jan 2018

India, US will hold first 2-by-2 dialogue in April

Reportedly, India and the US are expected to hold the first edition of long-awaited simultaneous meetings of their defense and external affairs ministers, called 2-by-2 dialogue in April at Washington DC.

US, India accuse Pakistan of giving safe havens to terrorists

22 Dec 2017

US, India accuse Pakistan of giving safe havens to terrorists

India has told the UN Security Council (UNSC) that support for terror groups, including the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) "from outside Afghanistan" must stop.

North Korea launches highest-ever missile that reached 4,500km altitude

29 Nov 2017

North Korea launches highest-ever missile that reached 4,500km altitude

North Korea has test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which reached an altitude of 4,500km and flew 960km.

Trump expected to withdraw support for the Iran nuclear deal

13 Oct 2017

Trump expected to withdraw support for the Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw the administration's support from the Iran nuclear deal to unveil a more confrontational approach with Tehran.

Trump may visit India as part of East Asia tour

01 Oct 2017

Trump may visit India as part of East Asia tour

As US President Donald Trump embarks on his East Asian tour of Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines on November 3-14, sources say that there may be a possibility of him visiting India as the White House mentioned that Trump "will discuss the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific region to America's prosperity and security."

SpiceJet plane with 180 passengers narrowly escapes Kabul airport attack

28 Sep 2017

SpiceJet plane with 180 passengers narrowly escapes Kabul airport attack

A New Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane having 180 passengers and crewmembers on board narrowly escaped a rocket attack by militants while taking off from Kabul airport yesterday.

Rockets land at Kabul airport following US defense secretary's arrival

27 Sep 2017

Rockets land at Kabul airport following US defense secretary's arrival

On September 27, at least two rockets hit the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul hours after US Secretary of Defense James Mattis's landed there.

Sitharaman to Mattis: India won't deploy troops in Afghanistan

26 Sep 2017

Sitharaman to Mattis: India won't deploy troops in Afghanistan

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has ruled out any possibility for the deployment of Indian troops to Afghanistan.

Jim Mattis in India: What is expected to get done?

26 Sep 2017

Jim Mattis in India: What is expected to get done?

US Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis has arrived in India for a two-day visit. He was welcomed by India's defense minister, Nirmala Sitharaman.

UNGA: Sushma raises H-1B visa issue with Rex Tillerson

23 Sep 2017

UNGA: Sushma raises H-1B visa issue with Rex Tillerson

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of the UNGA.

Mattis to meet Sitharaman to boost Indo-US defense ties

21 Sep 2017

Mattis to meet Sitharaman to boost Indo-US defense ties

US Defense Secretary James Mattis will be visiting New Delhi on September 25 where he'll attempt to forge "a strong political connect" to boost the Indo-US defense cooperation.

South Korea responds to North's nuclear test with live-fire drills

04 Sep 2017

South Korea responds to North's nuclear test with live-fire drills

South Korea has responded to North Korea's sixth nuclear test by conducting a live-fire missile drill simulating an offensive against Pyongyang's nuclear test site.

US-Japan to expand defense cooperation with India to counter N.Korea

19 Aug 2017

US-Japan to expand defense cooperation with India to counter N.Korea

The US and Japan have agreed to expand their multilateral security and defense cooperation with India, South Korea and Australia to counter the growing North Korean threat.

North Korea delays plans to strike US territory of Guam

16 Aug 2017

North Korea delays plans to strike US territory of Guam

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has delayed his decision to fire four indigenously developed ballistic missiles towards Guam, the North's state media reported.

N.Korea: Kim Jong-un briefed on missile strike plan for Guam

15 Aug 2017

N.Korea: Kim Jong-un briefed on missile strike plan for Guam

In line with its Guam threat, North Korea's state media has reported that its Supreme Leader was briefed on plans to launch a missile strike on Guam.

Trump warns North Korea should be "very, very nervous"

11 Aug 2017

Trump warns North Korea should be "very, very nervous"

Trump warned North Korea that it should be "very, very nervous" if it even as much as thinks about attacking the US or its allies.

Trump to ban transgender troops in US military

27 Jul 2017

Trump to ban transgender troops in US military

US President Donald Trump announced that transgender individuals will no longer be able to serve in the US military.

Trump slams NY Times for illegal leak compromising Baghdadi's capture

23 Jul 2017

Trump slams NY Times for illegal leak compromising Baghdadi's capture

In his latest controversial tweet, Trump notes "The Failing New York Times foiled US attempt to kill the single most wanted terrorist, Al-Baghdadi. Their sick agenda over National Security."

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.