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Disability pension tax: Rather than vilifying soldiers, Defence Ministry should work with forces to prevent dishonest claims
India

Disability pension tax: Rather than vilifying soldiers, Defence Ministry should work with forces to prevent dishonest claims

Rather than ordering a blanket change of rules on disability pension tax, the Ministry of Defence should work with the armed forces to institute a foolproof and verifiable system for disability claims

Donald Trump picks army veteran Mark Esper as defence secretary; US President tweets, says he'll do a 'fantastic job'
World

Donald Trump picks army veteran Mark Esper as defence secretary; US President tweets, says he'll do a 'fantastic job'

President Donald Trump picks army veteran Mark Esper for new Defense Secretary, who is currently serving as the Army Secretary. Esper spent more than a decade in the Army, including serving in the Persian Gulf War in 1990 and 1991 with the 101st Airborne Division. The move came after acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan withdrew from the job before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate.

US defence secretary Jim Mattis seeks waivers from sanctions for countries buying military gear from Russia
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US defence secretary Jim Mattis seeks waivers from sanctions for countries buying military gear from Russia

US defence secretary Jim Mattis on Friday spoke in support of waivers for sanctions being imposed against nations buying military gear from Russia.

US defence secretary Jim Mattis slams Vladimir Putin for trying to break up NATO, attacking western democracy
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US defence secretary Jim Mattis slams Vladimir Putin for trying to break up NATO, attacking western democracy

US defence secretary Jim Mattis accused Putin for trying to break up NATO and for trying "to undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals."

In symbolic nod to India, United States' unified combatant changes name to US Indo-Pacific Command
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In symbolic nod to India, United States' unified combatant changes name to US Indo-Pacific Command

The US military on Wednesday renamed its Pacific Command the US Indo-Pacific Command, in a largely symbolic move underscoring the growing importance of India to the Pentagon, US officials said.

Strategic Command head John Hyten's comments on Donald Trump spark debate about nuclear war authority
World

Strategic Command head John Hyten's comments on Donald Trump spark debate about nuclear war authority

The renewed attention on questions of orders to launch weapons reflects unease, justified or not, about Donald Trump's temperament and whether he would act impulsively in a crisis

US wants diplomatic solution to escalating North Korea crisis, says Defence Secretary James Mattis
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US wants diplomatic solution to escalating North Korea crisis, says Defence Secretary James Mattis

The United States wants a diplomatic solution to the escalating nuclear crisis with North Korea, defence secretary James Mattis said Tuesday, toning down the shrill rhetoric between the two countries.

Sanjay Mitra to take over as Defence Secretary after G Mohan Kumar
India

Sanjay Mitra to take over as Defence Secretary after G Mohan Kumar

Road Transport and Highways Secretary Sanjay Mitra was on Wednesday named as the next Defence Secretary.

Pentagon chief James Mattis presents White House with plan to 'rapidly defeat' Islamic State
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Pentagon chief James Mattis presents White House with plan to 'rapidly defeat' Islamic State

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday gave the White House a plan to "rapidly defeat" the Islamic State group, a Pentagon spokesman said on Monday.

In US, Manohar Parrikar brings up Kashmir, blames Pakistan for fomenting trouble
World

In US, Manohar Parrikar brings up Kashmir, blames Pakistan for fomenting trouble

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who in the US, alleged that forces across the border are fomenting trouble in violence-hit Kashmir

Opportunities to expand Indo-US military cooperation: Pentagon ahead of PM Modi's vist
World

Opportunities to expand Indo-US military cooperation: Pentagon ahead of PM Modi's vist

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vist to the US, the Pentagon has said it is "looking forward" to enhancing relations with India, and that there are opportunities to further expand military co-operation between the two countries.

India deeply appreciates US' engagement in Asia-Pacific: Ashton Carter
World

India deeply appreciates US' engagement in Asia-Pacific: Ashton Carter

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has said new ways of investing and operating were required to tackle five evolving strategic challenges that America is facing even as he termed India as a "new friend" which "deeply appreciated" its engagement in the Asia-Pacific.

Washington will end ban on transgender soldiers in US armed forces
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Washington will end ban on transgender soldiers in US armed forces

US will end its ban on transgender soldiers serving in the armed forces, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has announced.

G Mohan Kumar takes over as defence secretary after RK Mathur ends two years stint
India

G Mohan Kumar takes over as defence secretary after RK Mathur ends two years stint

Kumar, a 1979 batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre, is presently Secretary in Department of Defence Production.

US: Michele Flournoy to become first woman defence secretary?
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US: Michele Flournoy to become first woman defence secretary?

Flournoy heads a short list of candidates to direct the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and help Afghanistan fight the Taliban insurgency.

US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel to step down
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US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel to step down

Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama's party in the midterm elections.

UK foreign secy William Hague resigns as Cameron rejigs top jobs
World

UK foreign secy William Hague resigns as Cameron rejigs top jobs

Local media tipped Philip Hammond, the current defence secretary, as William Hague's successor.

RK Mathur takes over as defence secretary
India

RK Mathur takes over as defence secretary

As defence secretary, RK Mathur will have a tenure of two years from the date of joining office.

AAP slams 'unconstitutional' appointment of new CAG Shashi Kant Sharma
Politics

AAP slams 'unconstitutional' appointment of new CAG Shashi Kant Sharma

The AAP has accused the government of not having a set procedure in place to ensure the CAG remains independent of the government's influence.

US lawmaker seeks probe into insider attacks in Afghanistan
World

US lawmaker seeks probe into insider attacks in Afghanistan

An influential top American lawmaker today sought an investigation into the recent jump in insiders attack in Afghanistan by the country's top intelligence agency.