Taliban militants overrun Afghan Army base, 17 soldiers killed

Maimana (Afghanistan), Aug 14 : At least 17 Afghan soldiers were killed after Taliban militants overran an Army base in the northern part of the country following a three-day intense fighting, officials said on Tuesday. The clashes started last Saturday after hundreds of Taliban militants stormed and besieged Camp-e-Chenayeeha base in remote Ghormach district of […]

SC to hear plea against dilution of AFSPA

New Delhi, Aug 14 : The Supreme Court will hear on August 20 a plea against the dilution of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act that gives immunity to military personnel from prosecution for their actions in disturbed and insurgency-hit areas. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra agreed to hear the matter after […]

Pakistan Army plants 2 million trees

Islamabad, Aug 14 : The Pakistan Army has simultaneously planted 2 million trees in a campaign aimed at increasing greenery across the country, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced on Tuesday. Director General (DG) of ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and his wife initiated the National Tree […]

BSF, Rangers exchange sweets on Pakistan I-Day

Chandigarh, Aug 14 : The Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani Rangers exchanged sweets on Tuesday on the international border in Punjab on the occasion of Pakistan’s 72th Independence Day. The sweets were exchanged at a ceremony and both sides wished each other well at the Attari checkpost, 30 km from Amritsar city. Indian and […]

Trump signs $717bn annual defence policy bill into law

Washington, Aug 14 : US President Donald Trump signed into law the $717 billion annual defence policy bill, the earliest in the year the bill has become law in more than four decades. “The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is the most significant investment in our military and our warfighters in modern history, and I […]

Maldives wants to rid itself of excessive Indian influence: Chinese media

By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, Aug 13 : The Maldives asking India to take back its military helicopters and personnel deployed there reflects the country’s “increasing desire to rid itself of the excessive Indian influence”, Chinese state media has said. A commentary in the Global Times said it was wrong on the part of Indian diplomats […]