Military

  • 13 militants die in Pakistan airstrikes 5 days ago

    Islamabad: At least 13 militants were killed on Wednesday during air strikes carried out in Pakistan's North Waziristan region. According to military officials, six militant hideouts were destroyed in the airstrikes in the Shawal mountains and the area near Dattakhel, Dawn online reported. So far, more than 400 militants, mostly foreigners,...
  • China distributes millions of controversial maps to troops July 19, 2014

    Beijing: China is distributing millions of controversial updated maps to its military in the first upgrade in 30 years, reportedly reinforcing its claims over Arunachal Pradesh. All major army units will receive new, more accurate maps in the near future, PLA Daily reported. The Lanzhou Military Command, one of seven...
  • Israeli PM orders ground offensive in Gaza: official statement July 18, 2014

    Jerusalem:Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza, an official statement from his office said. Gaza residents reported heavy artillery and naval shelling and helicopter fire along the Gaza border. "The prime minister and defence minister have instructed the IDF to begin a...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle July 11, 2014

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  • Thirty Ukrainian troops possibly killed in rebel missile attack: government adviser July 11, 2014

    Kiev: A rebel attack with Grad missiles on a Ukrainian post on the border with Russia on Friday may have killed as many as 30 soldiers and border guards and final casualties may even be higher, an interior ministry official said. If the casualty figures are confirmed, this would amount to...
  • India asks J&K UN Military Observer Group to vacate Delhi bungalow July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a stern step, India on Friday asked the United Nations Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan to vacate its government bungalow in New Delhi. The government says the group has outlived its relevance but maintains that the move will not have any impact on the Kashmir dispute. However,...
  • US warns of more sanctions against Russia July 10, 2014

    Washington: The Obama administration on Wednesday threatened to slap additional sanctions against Russia "very soon", should Moscow fail to "change course" in eastern Ukraine. "We're ready to impose more costs, including targeted sector- specific sanctions, very soon if Russia does not decisively change course and break its support for separatists,"...
  • Japan's government approves larger military role July 1, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan took a step away on Tuesday from an American-drafted constitution that has long kept its military shackled, approving a plan to allow greater use of a force that was vanquished at the end of World War II. In one of the biggest changes to Japanese security policy since...
  • US cuts more Thailand aid, considers moving exercises June 25, 2014

    Washington: The United States said it has suspended more assistance to Thailand in response to a military coup and was considering moving a major regional exercise out of the kingdom. Washington has blocked $4.7 million in security-related aid to Thailand, which accounts for roughly half of its $10.5 million in annual...
  • US: Thai coup repressive, likely to last June 25, 2014

    Washington: Thailand's recent military takeover is more repressive and likely to endure longer than the last military coup eight years ago, a senior US official has said. Top diplomat for Southeast Asia, Scot Marciel, voiced concern over censorship of media and the Internet and detentions and intimidation of hundreds of political...
  • US forces flow into Baghdad to assess Iraq troops June 25, 2014

    Washington: Nearly half of the roughly 300 US military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad and have begun to assess Iraqi forces in the fight against Sunni militants, the Defense Department has said as the US increased aid to the besieged country. On...
  • Army Jawan detained for unruly behaviour in train June 22, 2014

    An army jawan was detained by the government railway police for allegedly behaving in unruly manner in a drunken state in Ranchi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express at Daltongunj station in Palamau district. "A jawan of the Namkum Military Camp, Ranchi, who was travelling in the train, was detained for his disruptive conduct...
  • 300 US military advisors to arrive in Iraq June 22, 2014

    The first of the 300 US military advisors are set to arrive in Iraq to help the government deal with the situation. US President Barack Obama announced that no more than 300 advisors would help the Iraqi government. ...
  • Three US troops, military dog killed in Afghan blast June 21, 2014

    Kabul: A Taliban attack has killed three American soldiers and a military dog in southern Afghanistan, officials said, in the latest sign of the insurgents' capability as the coalition winds down operations. NATO's International Security Assistance Force will end its combat mission later this year, leaving the Afghan police and army...
  • Iraq crisis: Sending 300 military advisers to train Iraqi forces, says Obama June 19, 2014

    Washington: Holding back from more robust options, US President Barack Obama on Thursday said that he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling state. He called on Iraqi leaders to govern with a more "inclusive agenda" to ensure the...
  • Pakistan resumes air strikes in North Waziristan June 16, 2014

    Pakistani fighter jets resumed air strikes in North Waziristan on Monday, a day after the army announced the start of a major military operation to flush insurgents out of the volatile region bordering Afghanistan. Military sources said combat aircraft pounded targets in the region's Shawal sector, killing at least 21 militants. Independent...
  • Narendra Modi on board INS Vikramaditya in Goa June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday had his first outing to a military asset- INS Vikramaditya during which he sent out the message of his government's commitment to the interests of the armed forces. The Navy put up a spectacular show of stealth and pride. 12 ships sailed along, giving...
  • 700 cadets pass out from Indian Military Academy June 14, 2014

    A total of 700 cadets passed out from the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun on Saturday of which 636 joined the Indian Army while the remaining were foreign cadets, an official said. The foreign cadets are from Bhutan, Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea and Afghanistan. After the passing out parade, the...
  • Military plane shot down in east Ukraine June 14, 2014

    London: A Ukrainian military plane was shot down on Saturday by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern city of Luhansk, the defence ministry said. A statement posted on the defence ministry's website said that the Il-76 transport plane crashed after coming under heavy firing over the eastern city of Luhansk, BBC reported. The...
  • Pakistan Military presents options to PM Nawaz Sharif to deal with Taliban June 11, 2014

    Islamabad: The military and national security aides to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have submitted a "range of options" to crush terrorism with an iron hand in the aftermath of the brazen assault on Karachi airport by the Taliban apparently using Uzbek fighters. Sharif presided a high-level meeting on Tuesday...
  • Nigeria: Over 50 terrorists killed in military raid June 9, 2014

    Lagos: Over 50 suspected Boko Haram fighters were killed in a military operation by troops in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, the stronghold of the outlawed sect, authorities said on Monday. Nigerian military spokesperson Chris Olukolade said troops in the northeast region also foiled an attack by suspected members of Boko...
  • Chinese military spending exceeds $145 billion, drones advanced: US June 6, 2014

    China's military spending exceeded $145 billion last year as it advanced a program modernizing an arsenal of drones, warships, jets, missiles and cyber weapons, the Pentagon said on Thursday, offering a far higher figure than Beijing's official tally. The Pentagon's estimate, using 2013 prices and exchange rates, was 21 percent above...
  • Military jet crash sets home ablaze in California June 5, 2014

    Imperial : A Marine jet crashed into a residential area in a Southern California desert community on Wednesday, exploding and setting two homes on fire. The pilot ejected safely, and there was no immediate word of any injuries on the ground. The Harrier AV-8B went down at 4:20 p.m. in Imperial,...
  • American PoW - hero or villain? Bowe Robert Bergdahl 'returns' as protagonist of TV hit 'Homeland' June 4, 2014

    In 2003, a US marine sergeant and his scout sniper partner were captured near the Syrian border by forces loyal to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and thereafter sold to an Al-Qaeda commander. For the next eight years they were held captive in Damascus and through most of this time were...
  • 'Wish the government was more sensitive to families of martyrs' May 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Seven years after she lost her soldier husband in an encounter, Bangalore resident Subhashini is now all set to get a piece of land which was promised to her as compensation back then. This comes after the Central government intervened in the matter and asked the Karnataka government to...
  • Obama vows 'full support' to Ukraine's Poroshenko May 27, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama called Ukraine's president-elect Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday and offered him "the full support of the United States." Obama said that the United States would assist Ukraine as Poroshenko "seeks to unify and move his country forward," the White House said. Poroshenko, a billionaire tycoon, won with 54...
  • US cancels military exercise with Thailand after coup May 25, 2014

    The US has cancelled an ongoing military exercise with Thailand and scrapped several bilateral engagements while urging restoration of democratic rule in the Southeast Asian country in the wake of a bloodless coup there. Thailand's army on Thursday seized power in a coup after months of anti-government protests. The military junta...
  • Thailand army disbands Senate, intensifies post-coup crackdown May 24, 2014

    Thailand's military junta on Saturday dismissed the country's Senate as it intensified its post-coup crackdown and summoned 35 more people after detaining former premier Yingluck Shinawatra and top leaders of the ousted government for up to a week. "The Senate is dismissed. Responsibility for any laws needing the approval of the...
  • Thai military junta suspends constitution, seizes power May 22, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand's new military junta has announced that it has suspended the country's constitution. A military statement broadcast on national television on Thursday confirmed the nation's caretaker government is no longer in power but said the Senate will remain in place. The news came two hours after army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha...
  • Thailand's army declares martial law, says not a coup May 20, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand's army declared martial law on Tuesday to restore order after six months of anti-government protests that have left the country without a proper functioning government, but denied that it was staging a military coup. The caretaker government led by supporters of self-exiled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra was still in...