This year's 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue will span the full breadth of the partnership including defence, science and technology cooperation, climate, public health, and people-to-people ties, it said.
Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, the leader of the Islamic State (IS) terror group, died when he detonated an explosive device during a US military raid in Syria that aimed to kill or capture him, a Pentagon official said.
Pentagon officials had earlier said the strike was necessary to prevent "an imminent ISIS-K threat" to US forces evacuating people at Kabul's airport.
But India's emergence as a key partner of the US in the Indo-Pacific region where they confront threats from China, creates a dilemma for Washington.
The Pentagon said despite the ongoing diplomatic and military dialogues to reduce border tensions, China has continued "taking incremental and tactical actions" to press its claims at the LAC.
Washington: The US Defence Department has said airstrikes on Syria had struck all of their targets and none of the coalition’s planes or ship-launched missiles had been intercepted by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White and US Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. made the remarks during a news briefing on Saturday, […]
Washington: President Donald Trump has asked for a military parade and the Pentagon is reviewing potential dates, Pentagon spokesman Charlie Summers has confirmed. The spokesman on Tuesday described the planning process as being in its “infancy”, reports CNN. In response to the news, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Trump […]
Washington: The US Department of Defence (DOD) was forced to correct several mistakes in its Nuclear Posture Review after an initial version of the report released last week labelled Taiwan as part of China, the media reported. A copy of the report was temporarily removed from the DOD’s website over the weekend after the Taiwan error […]
Washington: The Pentagon has said diplomatic tension between the US and Turkey has not affected their military activities. “I can confirm that these developments have not impacted our operations or personnel,” Pentagon Spokesman Robert Manning told reporters here on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported. “The Turkish air force base in Incirlik continues to fulfill an […]
Washington: The US flew bombers near North Korea’s coast on Saturday, an action the Defense Department said was meant to send a clear message to Pyongyang about the country’s military options. “This mission is a demonstration of US resolve and a clear message that (President Donald Trump) has many military options to defeat any threat,” Pentagon […]
Washington: US Defense Secretary James Mattis said that the Pentagon plans to send another 3,000 troops to strengthen his country’s military presence in Afghanistan, local media reported. “It is exactly over 3,000 somewhat and frankly I haven’t signed the last of the orders right now as we look at specific, small elements that are going,” […]
Washington: Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Joseph Dunford said the Pentagon will wait until it is issued a new order to implement President Donald Trump’s decision to ban transgenders from serving in the US military. There will be “no modifications to the current policy until the President’s direction has been received by the Secretary […]
Washington: The Pentagon has confirmed that it has successfully completed an intercontinental ballistic missile interception test from its California base aimed at ensuring the effectiveness of the anti-missile system amid growing tensions with North Korea. The interception took place as scheduled on Tuesday over the Pacific Ocean, when a rocket launched from the Vandenberg base […]
Washington: The US has ordered the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and its strike force towards waters near North Korea, as a show of force against the military provocations of the Kim Jong-un regime. Pentagon sources on Saturday told CNN that US Pacific Command chief Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr. has ordered the Nimitz-class supercarrier […]
Washington: Expressing concern over the growing gap between the overarching goals of the Indo-US defence ties, a powerful Senate Committee has asked the Pentagon to work with India in cyber and space operating domain. “Looking ahead to the future of the US Major Defence Partnership with India, the committee encourages the Department to work closely […]
New Delhi/Washington: The US sees India as a pivotal nation for its security in the Asia Pacific region, the Pentagon has said as the Trump administration quietly started the process of implementing the recent designation of India as a “major defence partner”. “The relationship between India and the United States is on track. Secretary (James) […]
Washington: President Donald Trump ordered for the US airstrike in Iraq that killed General Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards, in a “decisive defensive action” to protect US personnel abroad and deter future attacks being planned by Iran, the Pentagon said Friday. General Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite al-Quds force and […]
Washington: The Pentagon has said that that there was no policy change regarding the presence of US troops in Iraq after media reports said that American personnel were preparing to withdraw from the war-torn country. “There has been no change in US policy with regard to our force presence in Iraq. We continue to consult […]
Washington: The Pentagon has approved India’s request to buy USD 90 million worth of equipment, spare parts and logistical support for its fleet of C-130J Super Hercules cargo aircraft. In its notification to the Congress, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency said the proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the US […]
Washington: The Biden administration is looking at deepening its military and technical cooperation with India by not only providing it with arms and equipment, but also helping New Delhi develop its own defense industrial base, a senior Pentagon official told lawmakers here on Wednesday. “We are looking to … deepen our military-technical cooperation with India […]