S.Korea to announce joint military drill plan with U.S. before April

By Christine Kim and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, Feb 20 : South Korea and the United States will announce plans before April for a postponed joint military drill, South Korea’s defence minister said on Tuesday. Seoul and Washington had agreed to postpone the regular joint military exercise until after the Winter Olympics and Paralympics being hosted […]

India test fires Agni II missile off Odisha coast

Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 : India on Tuesday test-fired its indigenously developed intermediate range ballistic missile Agni II from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore district at about 8.38 a.m., said a Defence Ministry official. The […]

S.Korea says talks to hold postponed military drill with U.S. moving forward

By Christine Kim SEOUL, Feb 20 : Talks to stage a postponed military drill between South Korea and the United States are moving forward, South Korea’s Unification Minister said on Tuesday. The United States and South Korea had agreed to push back the regular joint military drill until after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics being hosted […]

US ramps up presence in Black Sea

Washington, Feb 20 : The US Navy is ramping up its presence in the Black Sea as part of a bid to counter Russia’s increased presence there, an American military official told CNN. The Black Sea region that has become increasingly fraught with tensions as Russia has reinforced its military forces in the area following […]

Indian, Pakistani troops trade heavy fire on LoC

Srinagar, Feb 19 : Indian and Pakistani troops on Monday traded heavy fire across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, defence officials said. Defence sources said Pakistani soldiers resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions in Silikote area in Uri sector on Monday evening and Indian personnel “retaliated strongly and […]