World News | Reuters | Thursday September 3, 2015
China is building two aircraft carriers that will be the same size as its sole carrier, a 60,000-tonne refurbished Soviet-era ship, according to a new Taiwanese Defence Ministry report on the capabilities of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
India News | Written by Vishnu Som | Tuesday September 1, 2015
The Narendra Modi government appears to be going ahead with the off-the shelf purchase of 36 Rafale fighters, which the Indian Air Force needs urgently. In the clearest indication of the government's intention so far, the Defence Acquisition Committee has asked the Defence Ministry negotiating team to proceed with end-stage negotiations, sources to...
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday August 24, 2015
Israeli Navy Chief Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg today held talks with top Indian defence officials in New Delhi as the two countries look at deepening the bilateral defence ties.
World News | Reuters | Monday August 24, 2015
South Korean President Park Geun-hye demanded today that North Korea apologise over recent landmine blasts, even as the bitter rivals held marathon talks to defuse tensions that have brought the peninsula back to the brink of armed conflict.
World News | Reuters | Saturday August 22, 2015
China has reclaimed more land in the disputed Spratly Islands of the South China Sea than previously known, according to a new Pentagon report, and a senior U.S. defence official said it was unclear whether Beijing had stopped island-building in the region.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 20, 2015
South Korea on Thursday fired dozens of shells across the border into North Korea in retaliation for an apparent rocket attack, Seoul's defence ministry said.
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday August 17, 2015
Royal Air Force is reportedly on the Islamic State's hit list for "lone wolf" attacks, a media report said yesterday, citing a document drawn up by a British couple fighting alongside the dreaded terror outfit in Syria.
World News | Reuters | Sunday August 16, 2015
A French policeman was slightly wounded by a gunshot today as he tried to apprehend two men who had broken into an Interior Ministry building just outside Paris, a ministry spokesman said.
India News | Barkha Dutt | Friday August 14, 2015
General VP Malik, the Army Chief, who led India to victory during the Kargil War, was the Prime Minister's personal choice for mediating back-channel talks between the government and military veterans who are leading the protests for One Rank One Pension or OROP.
India News | Reuters | Wednesday August 12, 2015
India's order of 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets has run into trouble with government officials struggling to agree on sales terms, sources said, four months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened to break a logjam in previous commercial negotiations.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 12, 2015
Taiwan unveiled the prototype of its largest ever military drone today as it seeks to boost its defence forces in the face of a perceived threat from China.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday August 9, 2015
Israel put two more alleged Jewish extremists in a controversial form of detention without trial on Sunday after calls for a crackdown following the deadly firebombing of a Palestinian home, the defence ministry said.
India News | Agencies | Saturday August 8, 2015
Pakistan intelligence agencies are planning to hack the computer networks of ministries like Defence and External Affairs, according to a government warning.
World News | Reuters | Friday August 7, 2015
Kuala Lumpur has asked for more help in the search for a Malaysia Airlines plane missing for more than a year, with France to send planes, boats and helicopters to scour the coast of a remote Indian Ocean island where debris washed up.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 6, 2015
The Defence Ministry has agreed to raise one battalion of Ganga Task Force initially, comprising ex-servicemen who will be residing along the river for monitoring pollution, Lok Sabha was informed today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 1, 2015
For the first time ever, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) today hosted an Indian Army delegation in the Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) area along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 1, 2015
The government has said it has initiated the proposal for construction of 1,352 km long four strategic railway lines along the China border.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 31, 2015
The British government was to hold an emergency meeting today to grapple with a migrant crisis on its doorstep, as police in northern France blocked at least 200 people from reaching the Channel tunnel.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 23, 2015
Seeking to enhance ties, India and Brazil have decided to explore ways to boost cooperation in diverse areas of defence, cyber security, trade and commerce. In their talks in Brasilia, the two sides discussed the entire gamut of relations covering bilateral, regional and multilateral issues if mutual interests.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday July 22, 2015
China has described Japan's annual defence review as misleading and malicious, saying it overplayed the "China military threat" and stoked tensions between the two East Asian powers, and stuck resolutely to its claims over a disputed island chain.
Press Trust of India | Friday July 17, 2015
Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) cannot exceed the cap prescribed for portfolio investments in private sector banks and defence even after introduction of composite cap concept, said an official.
World News | Reuters | Friday July 17, 2015
British pilots have participated in airstrikes over Syria on the behalf of allies such as the United States and Canada, the Ministry of Defence said today.
India News | Reuters | Tuesday July 14, 2015
The government cleared the purchase of close to Rs 30,000 crore ($4.74 billion) worth of new defence equipment today, including four maritime spy planes from Boeing and hundreds of air defence guns, a defence ministry spokesman said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 14, 2015
A strategic bomber with seven people on board crashed in far eastern Russia today but its crew apparently managed to parachute out and a search for them was underway, the defence ministry said.