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As 'caliphate' ends where is its leader Baghdadi?The world's most wanted man who has so far eluded capture, Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has seen his "caliphate" crumble and its last shred of territory in Syria evaporate on Saturday. After declaring himself caliph in 2014, Baghdadi held sway...
Karambir Singh to be next Chief of Naval StaffVice Admiral Karambir Singh has been appointed as the next Navy Chief, a defence ministry official said Saturday. Singh will succeed Admiral Sunil Lanba who retires on May 31. At present, Vice Admiral Singh is serving as the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief...
China has to think what signal it's sending with Masood Azhar hold: India's former top diplomat JaishankarNEW YORK: India's former foreign secretary S Jaishankar has said China has to think what signal it is sending to the world by putting a technical hold in the UN on a proposal...
View: Balakot a major strategic shift, but India is no IsraelAfter the air strikes on Balakot which marked a major strategic shift in the Indian state’s response to terror, political comparisons with Israel have followed. For those advocating a more muscular response to cross-border terrorism, Israel has long been...
Indonesia seeks to boost counter-terror cooperation with IndiaJAKARTA: Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s biggest nation, is seeking wide ranging counter-terror cooperation, including strengthening intelligence cooperation mechanism with neighbouring India, also a victim of terror, in the wake of last week's yet another lone wolf terror strike and growing trends of Wahabi...
Army to get first batch of Dhanush artillery gunsNEW DELHI: The Indian Army will receive its first batch of indigenously built Dhanush artillery guns, often referred to as the ‘Desi Bofors’, next week, government officials said on Friday. Five guns from the total order for 114 are likely to be...
India to finally induct desi Bofors next week to upgrade long-range, high-volume firepowerNEW DELHI: In election season, the Bofors howitzers are all set to boom once again. But these artillery guns are not the original Swedish ones that brought down the Rajiv Gandhi government in 1989. Instead, they are...
China says US hyping threat to justify own rising defence spendingBEIJING: China's Defence Ministry on Friday accused its United States counterpart of deliberately seeking to hype up the threat from China and other nations to justify its own military expenditure, calling the move short-sighted and dangerous. U.S. President Donald Trump's...
ED slaps Rs 14.40 lakh penalty, confiscates RS 6.8 lakh in FEMA case against GeelaniNEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate has levied a penalty of Rs 14.40 lakh and ordered confiscation of nearly Rs 6.8 lakh in connection with a FEMA case against Jammu and Kashmir-based separatist Syed Ali Shah...
Tata Power SED bags Rs 1,200 cr contract from defence ministryNEW DELHI: Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (SED) has bagged a Rs 1,200 crore contract from the defence ministry for supply of ship-borne 3D Air Surveillance Radars. Tata Power SED has signed a deal with the Ministry of Defence to...