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Canadian Armed Forces Brigadier-General Krista Brodie, who was appointed as the military officer in charge of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) vaccine logistics.(via REUTERS)

Canada taps female generals amid military misconduct cases

Reuters | , Ottawa
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2021 06:04 PM IST
Critics have complained the armed forces were not doing enough to address systemic problems with sexual harassment, identified in a landmark 2015 report.
The new plan cuts the number of Seal platoons by as much as 30% and increases their size to make the teams more lethal and able to counter sophisticated maritime and undersea adverseries. (Reuters / File Photo)
The new plan cuts the number of Seal platoons by as much as 30% and increases their size to make the teams more lethal and able to counter sophisticated maritime and undersea adverseries. (Reuters / File Photo)

US Navy Seals to shift from counter-terrorism, focus now on China and Russia

AP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 06:56 PM IST
The counterterrorism fight had its benefits, allowing the Seals to sharpen their skills in developing intelligence networks and finding and hitting targets. However, the recent shift reflects the broader Pentagon strategy to prioritize China and Russia, which are rapidly growing their militaries.
Armed Myanmar riot policemen and soldiers reach a makeshift barricade made by anti-coup protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (AP)
Armed Myanmar riot policemen and soldiers reach a makeshift barricade made by anti-coup protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (AP)

Myanmar: 7-year-old girl killed after security forces open fire in Mandalay

Posted by hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 04:37 PM IST
She became the country's youngest victim so far in a crackdown by the junta against opposition to last month's military coup.
Anti coup protesters run as riot policemen and soldiers crackdown on a demonstration and detain protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (AP)
Anti coup protesters run as riot policemen and soldiers crackdown on a demonstration and detain protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (AP)

Myanmar's military junta defends crackdown amid intensifying protests

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 09:05 PM IST
At a news conference in the capital Naypyitaw, the military presented a video of a former political colleague of ousted national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, levelling charges against her.
The study said "ultimate military strength index" was calculated after taking into consideration various factors.(Representational photo/PTI)
The study said "ultimate military strength index" was calculated after taking into consideration various factors.(Representational photo/PTI)

India has world's fourth strongest military, says Military Direct's study

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 11:16 AM IST
China has the strongest military in the world, scoring 82 out of 100 points in the index, it noted.
Sanjana Sanghi redefines safari-chic in military green crop jacket and trousers(Instagram/sanjanasanghi96)
Sanjana Sanghi redefines safari-chic in military green crop jacket and trousers(Instagram/sanjanasanghi96)

Sanjana Sanghi redefines safari-chic in military green crop jacket and trousers

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 04:58 PM IST
  • Sanjana Sanghi slays military green pallette while looking chic as ever in crop jacket and trousers by Shantanu And Nikhil as she wraps up another schedule of ‘Om: The Battle Within’ on a fashion high note
Check out Super Bowl’s first poet, Amanda Gorman's powerful poem at NFL here(Twitter/NFL)
Check out Super Bowl’s first poet, Amanda Gorman's powerful poem at NFL here(Twitter/NFL)

Check out Super Bowl’s first poet, Amanda Gorman's powerful poem at NFL here

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 07:46 PM IST
  • ‘Carry forth the call of our captains’: America’s first ever National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman stirs the country once again with her original poem at the Super Bowl with unthinkable collision of grace and glitz. Check her full poem, Chorus of the Captains, here
Pakistan's national flags flatter on an Army convey patrolling during a partial lockdown after Pakistan shut all markets, public places and discouraged large gatherings amid an outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Islamabad, Pakistan March 24, 2020.(REUTERS)
Pakistan's national flags flatter on an Army convey patrolling during a partial lockdown after Pakistan shut all markets, public places and discouraged large gatherings amid an outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Islamabad, Pakistan March 24, 2020.(REUTERS)

Amid Pakistan’s austerity drive, military seeks 20 per cent pay hike

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2020 05:23 PM IST
The memorandum, submitted to the Finance Division by the Defence Ministry claims security personnel are feeling a salary crunch due to devaluation of the rupee and inflation in consumer goods and utility prices.
The five largest spenders, which accounted for 62 per cent of the total expenditure, were the US, China, India, Russia and Saudi Arabia, the report said.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
The five largest spenders, which accounted for 62 per cent of the total expenditure, were the US, China, India, Russia and Saudi Arabia, the report said.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)

Global military spending saw largest increase in decade in 2019; China, India in top 3: Study

London | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2020 11:02 AM IST
While the US drove the global growth, China and India -- the top Asian military spenders -- were respectively the second- and third-largest military spenders in the world, the report said.
Medics screen Indian nationals after they were brought to India by Indian Air Force's (IAF) C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from coronavirus-hit Iran at Hindan airport, Tuesday, March 10, 2020.(PTI)
Medics screen Indian nationals after they were brought to India by Indian Air Force's (IAF) C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from coronavirus-hit Iran at Hindan airport, Tuesday, March 10, 2020.(PTI)

Military’s innovations to help combat Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Different wings of the defence ministry including the armed forces, the Defence Research and Development Organisation and the Ordnance Factory Board, have designed and developed a wide range of products to support the country’s effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
North Korea fired multiple unidentified projectiles early on Wednesday, the South Korean military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.(Bloomberg Photo)
North Korea fired multiple unidentified projectiles early on Wednesday, the South Korean military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.(Bloomberg Photo)

North Korea fires multiple projectiles, says South Korean military

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 12:03 PM IST
The latest launches were from the Hodo peninsula on North Korea’s east coast, the same area from where last week’s were conducted, the JCS said in a statement. It said it was monitoring the situation in case of additional launches and maintaining a readiness posture.
The Indian military is highly professional, secular and apolitical. In the past 72 years since Independence, it has never let the nation down(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
The Indian military is highly professional, secular and apolitical. In the past 72 years since Independence, it has never let the nation down(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)

The politicisation of the armed forces must stop

By Deepak Kapoor
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 06:04 PM IST
Swaying it for electoral gains by proclaiming successes of the military against the traditional adversary Pakistan is certainly leading to politicisation of the military. This must be stopped
A screen displays Chinese President Xi Jinping reviewing the army at the Tiananmen Square, at the beginning of the military parade.(Reuters Photo)
A screen displays Chinese President Xi Jinping reviewing the army at the Tiananmen Square, at the beginning of the military parade.(Reuters Photo)

Closely watching the situation, says China’s defence ministry on Indo-Pak

Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 06:53 PM IST
Answering a second question on whether China will issue an alert if the situation between India and Pakistan deteriorates, Ren said it was important that both sides should exercise restraint.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the crisis in Venezuela during a visit to Florida International University in Miami, Florida.(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the crisis in Venezuela during a visit to Florida International University in Miami, Florida.(REUTERS)

Abandon Maduro or ‘you’ll lose everything’, Trump tells Venezuelan military

Miami | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 06:18 PM IST
Maduro retaliated late on Monday that Trump’s speech was “nazi-style” and said he acted as if he were the owner of Venezuela and its citizens his slaves.
People protest U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the U.S. military, in Times Square, in New York.(REUTERS)
People protest U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the U.S. military, in Times Square, in New York.(REUTERS)

White House asks top court to block transgender military service

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2018 10:03 AM IST
The government appealed and asked the Supreme Court to hear the case, and, pending its final decision, on Thursday requested that it suspend the rulings of the lower courts.
Indian army soldiers patrol during a cordon and search operation for suspected militants in Shuhama on the outskirts of Srinagar.(AFP)
Indian army soldiers patrol during a cordon and search operation for suspected militants in Shuhama on the outskirts of Srinagar.(AFP)

Military to withdraw only a few cases against serving and retired soldiers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 12:07 PM IST
Often, apart from engaging government law officers, the three forces hire lawyers and private firms to litigate matters in the Armed Forces Tribunals (AFT) and the Supreme Court. These come at a huge expense.
Yemeni pro-government forces gather on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida, as they continue to battle for the control of the city from Huthi rebels on November 9, 2018.(AFP)
Yemeni pro-government forces gather on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida, as they continue to battle for the control of the city from Huthi rebels on November 9, 2018.(AFP)

149 killed in 24 hours in Yemen’s Hodeida: Medics, military

Hodeida | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 01:56 PM IST
At least 149 people including civilians were killed in 24 hours of clashes between government loyalists and rebels in Yemen.
In insurgency-hit areas, the military is the last and ultimate instrument of the State to be deployed to ensure territorial integrity and security of the country(AFP)
In insurgency-hit areas, the military is the last and ultimate instrument of the State to be deployed to ensure territorial integrity and security of the country(AFP)

Don’t demoralise soldiers by diluting AFSPA

By Harwant Singh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2018 02:59 PM IST
If the Act is diluted, military personnel will hesitate to engage with militants or get killed during confrontations. No personnel wants to spend time running around in civil courts to justify his actions while dealing with insurgents and terrorists, where for sure, witnesses from local, alienated population will align against him
PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping along the East Lake in Wuhan, China.(Photo: PIB/Twitter)
PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping along the East Lake in Wuhan, China.(Photo: PIB/Twitter)

Modi, Xi want peace at border, trust between militaries of two nations

Hindustan Times, Wuhan | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 03:27 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held one-on-one talks on the second day of a two-day informal summit in Wuhan, aimed at improving bilateral relations.
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