Pentagon likely to acknowledge 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria -US officials

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Nov 24 : The Pentagon is likely to announce in the coming days that there are about 2,000 US troops in Syria, two US officials said on Friday, as the military acknowledges that an accounting system for troops has under-reported the size of forces on the ground. The US military had […]

Indian women have evolved as able soldiers: President

New Delhi, Nov 24 : More and more countries are entrusting women with greater responsibilities in their armed forces and in India too, women have evolved as able soldiers in whichever arm or service they have served in, President Ram Nath Kovind said here on Friday. Addressing the closing ceremony of the 42nd World Congress […]

Militant held in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 24 : A LeT militant was apprehended by security personnel from a forested area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday, a defence official said. “A Pakistani LeT terrorist was apprehended in a joint operation by army and the state police in Magam forest today (Friday),” said Defence Ministry spokesman, Col. Rajesh […]

US Navy calls off search for 3 missing sailors

Tokyo, Nov 24 : The US Navy on Friday called off its search for three sailors missing since two days when a transport plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean on its way to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. Eight people were rescued but the remaining three sailors have not been found, the Navy’s 7th […]

IAF trainer aircraft crashes near Hyderabad, woman pilot safe

Hyderabad, Nov 24 : A woman trainee pilot of Indian Air Force (IAF) ejected safely as an aircraft on a routine training mission crashed near here on Friday, officials said. The crash occurred few minutes after the IAF Kiran aircraft took off from Air Force Station, Hakimpet on the city outskirts. “Today afternoon about 1400 […]

US to send six F-22 fighters to S.Korea

Seoul, Nov 24 : The US will send six F-22 Raptor fighters for joint air force maneuvers with South Korea in December, a defence spokesperson said here on Friday. The aircraft will fly as part of the joint South Korea-US air force “Vigilant Ace” exercise between December 4 and 8, the spokesperson told Efe news. […]