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6 militants, jawan, civilian killed in ValleySRINAGAR: Six militants were killed on Thursday in encounters in with security forces in Shopian and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir while a civilian and a soldier also lost their lives, police said. While three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists, a civilian and a...
Military increasingly being drawn into political discourse is 'worrisome': Lt Gen DS HoodaCHANDIGARH: Lt Gen (retd) D S Hooda, the main architect of the 2016 surgical strikes on terror launch pads in PoK, Thursday said it is "worrisome" that the military is increasingly being drawn into the political discourse...
Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of ordering drone attack on oil pipelineRIYADH: Saudi Arabia's deputy defence minister on Thursday accused Iran of ordering an attack on Saudi oil pumping stations that Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi militia has claimed responsibility for. The attack "proves that these militias are merely a tool that Iran's...
US, France, Japan and Australia hold first combined naval drill in AsiaTOKYO: Warships from France, Japan, Australia and the United States held their first ever combined naval exercise on Thursday, in a new show of force in Asian waters by the United States and its allies who are wary...
India's multilateral naval exercises proves its commitment for Act East policy; says Indian envoySINGAPORE: India's profound role in conducting wide-ranging multi-lateral and bilateral naval exercises proves its commitment towards the Act East Policy and an inclusive, open and balanced Indo-Pacific region, India's High Commissioner to Singapore Jawed Ashraf has...
Britain scrambled fighters twice to intercept Russian aircraft in BalticLONDON: Britain has scrambled Typhoon fighters twice in two days in the Baltic to intercept Russian aircraft, the defence ministry said. British Typhoons were launched on Wednesday to intercept two SU-27 fighters and an IL-22 and escorted the formation towards Russia. On...
'India-US shared vision opens way for future opportunities'NEW YORK: US Navy Chief Admiral John Richardson said that his recent visit to India was a "critical opportunity" to strengthen ties between the two navies with their shared vision of an open Indo-Pacific region. "Our mutual commitment and shared vision for a...
Top JeM commander among 5 killed in J&K gunfightSRINAGAR: Three Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants, including a top commander who masterminded the 2017 attack on a CRPF camp, a soldier and a civilian were killed in a gunfight on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said. "The slain militants have...
India backs French initiative to combat spread of terror via social mediaNEW DELHI: India on Wednesday joined a France led initiative to adopt a declaration to counter terrorism and radicalisation online including social media in the backdrop of Christchurch mosque attack. "The events of Christchurch highlighted once again the...
Defence Space agency to come up at BengaluruSoon after it successfully carried out an anti-satellite test, India is setting up its military space agency headquartered at Bengaluru with the ace fighter pilot Air Vice Marshal SP Dharkar as its likely head. "As per discussions, the tri-services defence space agency under...