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#ThatWas2018: The highs and lows of the Trump presidency

30 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: The highs and lows of the Trump presidency

US President Donald Trump has ridden on waves of approval and disapproval since he came into power in 2016.

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.

'No plans at all' to remove US-troops from Iraq: Trump

27 Dec 2018

'No plans at all' to remove US-troops from Iraq: Trump

US President Donald Trump, who's visiting Iraq, says he has "no plans at all" to remove US troops from the country.

Trump says discussed 'highly coordinated' Syria pullout with Erdogan

24 Dec 2018

Trump says discussed 'highly coordinated' Syria pullout with Erdogan

United States President Donald Trump said he discussed Syria and "the slow & highly coordinated pullout of US troops from the area" in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday.

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.

Saudi Arabia promised 'complete' probe of Khashoggi murder: Jim Mattis

30 Oct 2018

Saudi Arabia promised 'complete' probe of Khashoggi murder: Jim Mattis

Saudi Arabia has promised a "full" investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday following talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Bahrain.

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.

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.

US, China to hold talks to reduce trade, military tensions

08 Oct 2018

US, China to hold talks to reduce trade, military tensions

China and the US are set to hold high-level talks in Beijing, China to reduce the spiraling trade and military tensions between the world's two largest economies.

Chinese destroyer comes extremely close to US warship in SCS

02 Oct 2018

Chinese destroyer comes extremely close to US warship in SCS

A Chinese warship sailed within yards of an American destroyer, forcing it to change course, in an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter as the US vessel was in contested waters in the South China Sea.

Who is that anonymous NYT writer? Gambling-sites betting on author

07 Sep 2018

Who is that anonymous NYT writer? Gambling-sites betting on author

The 1,034-words New York Times anonymous commentary, that launched a scathing attack on US President Donald Trump, has raised quite a lot of curiosity.

Donald Trump may replace Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: Report

07 Sep 2018

Donald Trump may replace Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: Report

US President Donald Trump is seeking to replace Defense Secretary Jim Mattis because of the sharp differences between them, a report in The Washington Post claimed.

Bob Woodward's book, a work of fiction: US President Trump

06 Sep 2018

Bob Woodward's book, a work of fiction: US President Trump

US President Donald Trump has described famed investigative journalist Bob Woodward's forthcoming book, which has some damaging revelation about his presidency, as a work of fiction.

India buying Russian missile system isn't the main focus: Pompeo

06 Sep 2018

India buying Russian missile system isn't the main focus: Pompeo

India buying a missile defense system from Russia and oil from Iran would be part of the 2+2 dialogue, but not the talks' primary focus, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said.

US has plans to dismantle N-Korea's nuclear-program in one-year: Bolton

02 Jul 2018

US has plans to dismantle N-Korea's nuclear-program in one-year: Bolton

President Trump's National Security Adviser, John Bolton, said the US has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear programs in a year.

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.

PM Modi leaves for India after wrapping up 3-nation tour

02 Jun 2018

PM Modi leaves for India after wrapping up 3-nation tour

PM Narendra Modi has left for India after concluding his significant and successful three-nation visit to Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

India to go ahead with S-400 deal, despite US opposition

02 Jun 2018

India to go ahead with S-400 deal, despite US opposition

India has decided to go ahead with its purchase of S-400 air defense systems from Russia, despite opposition from the US, said defense ministry officials, on the condition of anonymity.

US Pacific Command is now US Indo-Pacific Command: Trump admin

31 May 2018

US Pacific Command is now US Indo-Pacific Command: Trump admin

The Trump administration today renamed the US Pacific Command to US Indo-Pacific Command in recognition of the increasing connectivity between the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

India, Russia seal Rs. 40,000cr deal for S-400 Triumf missiles

27 May 2018

India, Russia seal Rs. 40,000cr deal for S-400 Triumf missiles

India has concluded price negotiations with Russia for a nearly Rs. 40,000 crore deal to acquire S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems for the Indian Air Force, officials said.

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.

First India-US two-plus-two meeting postponed

18 Mar 2018

First India-US two-plus-two meeting postponed

The first India-US two-plus-two meeting that was tentatively scheduled for April 18-19 has been postponed as of now.

Kabul: 2 killed in car bomb explosion claimed by Taliban

17 Mar 2018

Kabul: 2 killed in car bomb explosion claimed by Taliban

A car bomb explosion claimed by the Taliban in Kabul today killed at least two civilians, as the militants maintain pressure on the capital amid growing calls for peace talks.

Elements in Taliban open to peace talks: US Defense Secretary

13 Mar 2018

Elements in Taliban open to peace talks: US Defense Secretary

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on his unannounced visit to Kabul on Tuesday said that elements of the Taliban are open to talks with the Afghan Government.

Tillerson: US has elevated its relationship with India in Indo-Pacific

13 Dec 2017

Tillerson: US has elevated its relationship with India in Indo-Pacific

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the US has elevated its engagement with India as part of its policy to create a "free and open Indo-Pacific" region.

Jim Mattis' Pakistan visit: What do US, Islamabad want?

04 Dec 2017

Jim Mattis' Pakistan visit: What do US, Islamabad want?

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is set to arrive soon in Pakistan as part of a four-nation tour which will also cover Egypt, Jordan, and Kuwait.

NATO to scale up troop presence in Afghanistan

09 Nov 2017

NATO to scale up troop presence in Afghanistan

NATO recently conveyed that it intends on deploying 3,000 additional troops to Afghanistan.

Pentagon chief: US will repel any strike from North Korea

30 Oct 2017

Pentagon chief: US will repel any strike from North Korea

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has now warned that the nuclear threat from North Korea is accelerating.

US to release advanced EMALS tech for Indian aircraft carriers

18 Oct 2017

US to release advanced EMALS tech for Indian aircraft carriers

The US has agreed to release the technology for the advanced Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) for the Indian Navy's under development future aircraft carrier, INS Vishal.

Trump threatens to shut down NBC, others, over unfavorable-coverage

12 Oct 2017

Trump threatens to shut down NBC, others, over unfavorable-coverage

President Donald Trump questioned whether media licenses for NBC News and other networks should be challenged after they reported the unfavorable news.

Trump administration echoes India's 'One Belt One Road' stance

04 Oct 2017

Trump administration echoes India's 'One Belt One Road' stance

The Trump administration appears to have expressed support for India's opposition to China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.

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.

Trump rejects diplomacy as a tool to counter North Korea

31 Aug 2017

Trump rejects diplomacy as a tool to counter North Korea

US President Donald Trump tweeted that "talking is not the answer" to counter North Korea's military ambitions.

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.

You've understood the errors of your predecessors: Taliban tells Trump

15 Aug 2017

You've understood the errors of your predecessors: Taliban tells Trump

Lauding US President Donald Trump for "(understanding) the errors of your predecessors", the Taliban has wrote an open letter to him, urging him to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan.

North Korea: Plan to bomb Guam will be ready soon

10 Aug 2017

North Korea: Plan to bomb Guam will be ready soon

The war of words between America and North Korea continues unabated.

Trump warns of "determined response" against North Korea

01 Jul 2017

Trump warns of "determined response" against North Korea

US President Donald Trump said it's time for a "determined response" with North Korea since years of "strategic patience" have failed.

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.