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Friday, Nov 15, 2019


Jan 18, 2019 14:21
The Pentagon’s announcement in the 81-page ‘Missile Defence Review’ report released by US President Donald Trump gains significance in view of India placing a USD 5 billion order to purchase S-400 air defense system from Russia, for which the US has... read more
Jan 16, 2019 09:23
An unclassified report says Beijing has made enormous military strides in recent years due to a domestic law forcing foreign partners to divulge technical secrets in exchange for access to China’s vast market. read more
Dec 21, 2018 22:58
The Trump administration on Thursday ordered the withdrawal of 7,000 American troops from Afghanistan, the day after an abrupt announcement of a pullout of 2,000 troops from Syria, which, together with other factors, triggered the resignation of defence... read more
Dec 21, 2018 07:28
India’s biggest headache is Trump’s demonstrated ability to sideline his advisers in announcing such momentous decisions. read more
Dec 19, 2018 20:29
The US troop withdrawal plan was reported earlier by the Wall Street Journal. read more
Dec 04, 2018 12:20
US Defence Secretary Mattis welcomed Sitharaman to the Pentagon on Monday for the fourth set of talks the two defence leaders have held this year. read more
Dec 04, 2018 12:17
The policy called for green-card holders to submit to and complete a full background check and respond to any concerns before they could go to boot camp which was in addition to standard requirements for green-card applicants, such as biometrics screening,... read more
Dec 04, 2018 09:22
In her remarks, Sitharaman gave no explicit indication that the threat of US sanctions for S-400 purchases was an issue she wanted to raise. read more
Nov 21, 2018 09:21
The Pentagon’s statement came days after President Trump said that Pakistan does not do “a damn thing” for the US, alleging that its government had helped al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden hide near its garrison city of Abbottabad. read more
Nov 17, 2018 10:15
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will embark on a three-day bilateral visit to US in December first week with the acquisition of weaponized Predator drones and anti-missile shield for Delhi on top of the agenda with Pentagon. read more
Oct 14, 2018 20:03
President Donald Trump hinted that US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis may be planning to quit his administration, and described the former U.S. Marine Corps general as “sort of a Democrat.” read more
Oct 09, 2018 15:06
Google said on Monday that it was no longer vying for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the US defense department, in part because the company’s new ethical guidelines do not align with the project, without elaborating. read more
Oct 06, 2018 12:26
After facing backlash over its involvement in the Pentagon project Maven, Google CEO Sundar Pichai in June emphasised that the company will not work on technologies that cause or are likely to cause overall harm. read more
Oct 05, 2018 09:58
A top American general has asked Islamabad to use its influence over Taliban to bring them to the negotiations table and stop cross-border movement of their leaders, a day after the Pakistani foreign minister left US after holding meetings with top Trump... read more
Oct 02, 2018 22:09
Russian President Vladimir Putin will oversee the signing of a $5 billion deal this week to supply Delhi with S-400 air defence systems, a top Kremlin aide said on Tuesday ahead of Putin’s trip to India. read more