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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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."