China does not need to use force for Taiwan ‘reunification’:Vladimir Putin

Asserting that the military confrontation between China and Taiwan is unlikely, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Beijing does not need to use force in order to achieve the “reunification” of the self-ruled country. Speaking to CNBC at the Russian Energy Week conference in Moscow Wednesday, Putin said that China is capable of implementing the national objectives by increasing the economic […]

Former ISI chief Faiz Hameed can become Pakistan Army head with Imran Khan’s support

Faiz Hameed, who was removed as the Director-General of the Inter-Services Intelligence and appointed as the Peshawar Corps Commander, can become the Pakistan Army head with the support of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Hameed is said to have been handling military and diplomatic roles and also fighting Imran Khan’s political opponents, particularly […]

Indian Army contingent departs for Indo-US Joint Military Exercise “Ex Yudh Abhyas 2021” in Alaska

The 17th Edition of joint Military Training Excercise “Ex Yudh Abhyas 2021” will be conducted at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska, the United States from October 15 to 29, as part of the ongoing Indo-US Defence Cooperation. The contingent, comprising of 350 personnel of an Infantry Battalion Group departed on […]

Joe Biden exempts former Taliban civil servants from terror-related bans on visiting US

US President Joe Biden on Thursday exempted the former Taliban (1996-2001) regime, civil servants, from the terror-related bans and said that they will be allowed to travel to the US. It further added that those civil-servants did humanitarian actions and continued to do so with the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and with the new […]

Pakistan PM Imran Khan receives list of names for ISI chief, amid impasse with military

Amid “differences” with his Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Bajwa on the issue of appointment of new Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director-General, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan received a summary carrying names of candidates for one of the most powerful positions in the country. This follows a reported impasse between the […]

Indian Army Chief Naravane meets Sri Lankan Defence Secretary, Chief of Defence Staff in Colombo

Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane on Wednesday met Sri Lankan Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) and Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of Sri Lankan Army General Shavendra Silva and expressed keen interest in exploring newer avenues for deepening ties between India and Sri Lanka. Taking to Twitter, […]

US appoints veteran diplomat for Afghan relocation, resettlement efforts

The Biden administration on Tuesday appointed veteran diplomat Elizabeth Jones to lead efforts for relocation and resettlement in Afghanistan, the US State Department said. “As the Coordinator for Afghan Relocation Efforts, Ambassador Jones will assume oversight of the entire Afghanistan relocation effort, from our ongoing efforts to facilitate the departure of individuals from Afghanistan to their onward relocation and […]

Military tried to force his resignation, says former Myanmar President

Detained Myanmar President Win Myint on Tuesday said that senior military officials tried to force him to resign citing a false health condition on the day of the coup. Win’s statement came during his testimony on the charges of ‘defamation’ against him, Radio Free Asia reported. Win Myint said that two high-ranking officers–possibly lieutenant generals or […]

Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata to fly to space on Crew Dragon mission in fall 2022

Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata will join the fifth Crew Dragon space mission to fly to the International Space Station (ISS) next year, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said on Tuesday. “It has been decided that I will be boarding the SpaceX’s fifth Crew Dragon. I have been training for a long-duration mission aboard the ISS and it […]

Countries should seek cooperation, not make demands by putting pressure: Taliban

Referring to matters such as women’s rights, the Taliban said that the world should not make demands by putting pressure, but should seek cooperation. The Taliban appointed Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi made these remarks at an event organised by the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the Doha Institute for Graduate […]

US Naval Operations chief lauds India’s record of long, distinguished contribution to global security

US Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday on Tuesday lauded India’s record of a long and distinguished record of contributing to global security. Taking to Twitter, Gilday said, “It was an honor to participate in the wreath laying ceremony at the National War Memorial and attend the ceremonial Guard of Honor in India. India has a long and […]