Military Aid

  • India ends eight-year ban, supplies military gear to Nepal 24-10-2013 07:47 PM

    New Delhi: Ending an eight-year-old ban on military supplies, India has handed over some of the equipment, including vehicles and arms, it had pledged to provide to Nepal ahead of crucial polls to be held next month. Over 360 vehicles, including 25 mine-protected vehicles, have already arrived while arms and...
  • US Congress divide over military aid cut off to Egypt 19-08-2013 11:04 PM

    Members of Congress are split over whether the US should cut off military aid to Egypt, highlighting the difficult choices facing the Obama administration amid spiralling violence on the streets of an important Middle East ally. Democratic leaders have generally supported the president's approach. But yesterday, Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison...
  • Karzai gives wishlist to PM for military supplies 22-05-2013 02:10 PM

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of NATO troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014, Afghan President Hamid Karzai is keen to enhance defence cooperation with India and get supply of 'lethal and non-lethal' weapons. Karzai held talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday night and gave him a wishlist for...
  • US welcomes India's bilateral assistance to Afghanistan 21-05-2013 09:56 AM

    Washington: The US on Monday welcomed India's generous bilateral assistance to Afghanistan but remained non-committal on reports about Kabul seeking supply of military equipment from New Delhi. "We welcome efforts by Afghanistan's neighbours and other regional actors to promote Afghanistan's stability and economic development," State Department spokesperson Patrick Ventrell told...
  • Afghan President arrives in India, to seek military aid 20-05-2013 10:49 PM

    New Delhi: Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai arrived in the country on Monday on a three-day visit during which he will seek increased military aid from India and discuss recent cross-border clashes with Pakistan. "We will ask for assistance for the strengthening of our security forces," Karzai's spokesman had said in...
  • US to provide aid to quake-hit Turkey: Pentagon 29-10-2011 09:55 AM

    Washington: Following a request from Turkey, the US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered his European Command to provide humanitarian relief supplies to the victims of last week's devastating earthquake. The United States has received a request from the Turkish government for humanitarian support in the wake of the devastating...
  • Pasha met US special Af-Pak envoy: State Dept 16-07-2011 11:15 AM

    Washington: US Special Representative for Afghanistan-Pakistan Marc Grossman met Pakistan's ISI chief Lt-Gen Ahmad Shuja Pasha, who was in the US to defuse mounting tensions between the two sides over a slew of incidents, including suspension of $ 800 million in military aid to Islamabad. "I can confirm the meeting...
  • US aid to be given if Pak addresses concerns: US 14-07-2011 12:01 PM

    Washington: The US has told Pakistan that the hold on its military aid worth $ 800 million to Islamabad would be lifted as soon as it addresses America's concern on visas and defence trainers. "There is an ongoing review, as there always is about Coalition Support Fund reimbursements. So these...
  • Pakistan's ISI chief leaves for US to revive ties 13-07-2011 10:55 AM

    Islamabad: ISI chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha on Wednesday left for the US in a bid to revive security ties affected by recent events, including the suspension of $ 800 million of military aid to Pakistan. "Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha, Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence, has proceeded to...
  • Pak threatens to pull troops from Afghan border 12-07-2011 03:13 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday threatened to pull back its troops from the border with Afghanistan, as Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar said his country could not afford to keep forces deployed there following the suspension of US military assistance. Reacting to the Obama Administration's decision to suspend $ 800 million...
  • Pak must take steps to ensure military aid: US 12-07-2011 09:53 AM

    Washington: Pakistan must take certain steps which the US has often 'outlined' to ensure the delivery of American military assistance to Islamabad, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. "The government of Pakistan must take certain steps, and we have outlined those steps on more than one occasion, to ensure that...
  • Pak army chief says US aid should be diverted 10-06-2011 11:13 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's army chief said on Thursday that billions of dollars in US aid to fund the military's fight against Islamist militants should be diverted to help ordinary Pakistanis, a possible attempt to boost the military's popularity following the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's...
  • US to provide more military aid to Pak: report 08-01-2011 12:43 PM

    Washington: The US will provide Pakistan with more military, intelligence and economic aid, even though top officials of the Obama administration feel that the country is not doing enough to crack down on terror havens in its tribal belt. Vice-president Joseph Biden will deliver the message outlining the new aid...
  • Pak closer to a nation under siege: US 30-04-2010 01:30 PM

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