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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-govt report: Major US weapons systems can be easily hacked

10 Oct 2018

US-govt report: Major US weapons systems can be easily hacked

In an era where the very nature of warfare is shifting towards the digital, cybersecurity of increasingly-automated and software-based weapons systems ought to be a priority.

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.

Decision to suspend aid to Pakistan wasn't taken lightly: US

13 Sep 2018

Decision to suspend aid to Pakistan wasn't taken lightly: US

The US decision to suspend military aid to nuclear-armed Pakistan wasn't taken lightly, as the Trump administration was concerned that the South Asian country's atomic weapons could fall into the hands of the terrorists, said John Bolton, National Security Adviser of the United States.

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.

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 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.

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.

US Army building 3D-printed flexible robots for military use

19 Apr 2018

US Army building 3D-printed flexible robots for military use

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has collaborated with the University of Minnesota to develop 3D-printed flexible robots that are practical for military use.

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.

North Korean crisis: US flies B-1B bomber over Korean peninsula

07 Dec 2017

North Korean crisis: US flies B-1B bomber over Korean peninsula

A US military B-1B Lancer bomber participated in a major joint air drill between American and South Korean forces, to send a strong message to North Korea.

US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crashes in Pacific Ocean

22 Nov 2017

US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crashes in Pacific Ocean

A US Navy aircraft having 11 people on board has crashed into the Pacific Ocean, southeast of Okinawa, Japan.

India denies letting US officials on board INS Chakra

11 Nov 2017

India denies letting US officials on board INS Chakra

India's defense establishment has rejected Russian media reports that US military officials were allowed to board INS Chakra, a nuclear-attack submarine leased by India from Russia.

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.

US Army sergeant once held captive by Taliban admits desertion

17 Oct 2017

US Army sergeant once held captive by Taliban admits desertion

31-year-old Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier once held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

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.

US defense firms oppose technology transfer in Make in India

19 Sep 2017

US defense firms oppose technology transfer in Make in India

US defense firms have sought assurances from the Indian government that they won't have to share proprietary technology if they manufacture sophisticated weapons in the country.

USS Fitzgerald: US Navy initiates disciplinary action against senior command

18 Aug 2017

USS Fitzgerald: US Navy initiates disciplinary action against senior command

Following an initial investigation into the USS Fitzgerald collision incident, the US Navy has conveyed that disciplinary action would be initiated against the warship's senior leadership.

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.

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.

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.

Indo-US militaries gear up for Yudh Abhyas in September

08 Aug 2017

Indo-US militaries gear up for Yudh Abhyas in September

Over 200 soldiers from the Indian Army's Gorkha rifles will participate in Yudh Abhyas, an annual joint Indo-US military exercise.

China fumes as US sends warship close to disputed island

03 Jul 2017

China fumes as US sends warship close to disputed island

USS Stethem, a US Navy guided-missile destroyer, sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, a disputed island in the South China Sea.

Turkey calls US decision to arm Syrian Kurds 'unacceptable'

11 May 2017

Turkey calls US decision to arm Syrian Kurds 'unacceptable'

Turkey has called US President Donald Trump's decision to arm Kurdish YPG militia in Syria against ISIS "unacceptable."

Trump's plan to arm Kurds against ISIS may irk Turkey

10 May 2017

Trump's plan to arm Kurds against ISIS may irk Turkey

US President Donald Trump has approved a plan to supply arms to Kurdish YPG forces to support an operation to retake the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, the Pentagon said.