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UK-based Sikh software engineer turns military historian

BINDU SINGH Chandigarh Amarpal Singh Sidhu , a UK based Military Historian was moderator of a session on ‘’Two Battles For Survival – Ferozshah 1848 and Chillianwala 1849’’ on the concluding day of the Military Literature Festival that was organised from December 7 to December 9 at Lake Club in Chandigarh. Amarpal Singh came here all the way from London to attend the Military Literature Festival. Amarpal

Afghan forces to launch operation against IS in the north

Kabul, Dec 12, Afghanistan’s military plans to launch a major operation to stop the Islamic State group making inroads into the country’s northern provinces, officials said today. “(The) ministry of defence is planning to launch an operation against Daesh in northern provinces of Sari Pul, Faryab and Jowzjan,” defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri told AFP,

Army folis infiltration bid

Army folis infiltration bid in Keran

Srinagar, Nov 22, Army folis infiltration bid in Keran : Army today foiled an infiltration bid by militants near the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing an ultra, but lost a soldier while two other security personnel were injured.“An infiltration bid was foiled by alert soldiers in Keran sector

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US Navy aircraft with 11 aboard crashes in Philippine Sea: military

Tokyo, Nov 22, US Navy aircraft with 11 aboard crashes in Philippine Sea: military : A military aircraft with 11 people aboard has crashed into the Philippine Sea while en route to an aircraft carrier, the US said today, the latest accident to hit its armed forces in East Asia. “A United States Navy aircraft

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Syrian army takes full control of Deir Ezzor city from IS

Damascus, Nov 3, Syrian army takes full control of Deir Ezzor city from IS : Syria’s army has seized Deir Ezzor from the Islamic State group, state media said today, driving the jihadists from the last major city where they were present. “The army announces full control of Deir Ezzor city,” state television said in

US initiates actions against Myanmar military over Rohingya crisis

US initiates actions against Myanmar military over Rohingya crisis

Washington, Oct 24, US initiates actions against Myanmar military over Rohingya crisis. The US today announced that it has initiated actions against Myanmar’s military leadership involved in violence against Rohingya Muslims that has triggered a grave humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said that the US is in consultations with its friends

Kim Jong-un cuts public inspections, focuses on military

Seoul, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reduced his public inspections by 25 per cent this year compared to 2016 while increasing his visits to military facilities. Between January 1 and October 17, Kim Jong-un made 75 public inspections by visiting different parts of the country, an activity that was turned into a tradition by

U.S.-South Korea begin military drills amid North Korea threats

The United States and South Korea kicked off their annual joint military exercises on Monday amid North Korea warning that the drills are “reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war.” Both the United States and South Korea has insisted that the 10-day military drills are defensive in nature, but

Russia’s military to bring back his largest hovercraft

Russia will procure more Zubr (“bison”) hovercraft, a sixty-two-foot-long, 555-ton air-cushioned behemoth that can ferry three tanks, ten smaller armored vehicles or five hundred troops. Construction of the first vessel is slated to begin in 2018, according to Russian news site Sputnik News, which did not indicate how many Rubbers would be built.By way of comparison,

Bomb blast outside a girl’s school in Pakistan injures 4 persons

Bomb blast outside a girl’s school in Pakistan injures 4 persons, Peshawar, May 8 (PTI) A roadside blast outside a girls’ school in northwestern Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province today injured four persons, including three counter terrorism officials. The improvised explosive device went off at Khatko bridge on the outskirts of Peshawar, capital of Khyber

Several dead in attack on Mogadishu army camp: military

Mogadishu: A suicide bomber detonated his vest inside a military training camp in Mogadishu today, a day after an attack on the army chief’s convoy, a military official said. “A suicide bomber disguised as a member of the military managed to enter inside the training camp… several soldiers were killed and others wounded but we

India, Sri Lanka hold joint military exercise

New Delhi: India and Sri Lanka are holding a joint military exercise at Sinha Regimental Centre in Ambepussa, Sri Lanka, an official said on Tuesday. The joint exercise is focused on enhancing inter-operability in counter terror operations, a statement said. The exercise — Mitra Shakti 2016 — which started on Monday, will conclude on November

16 countries to participate in Pakistan military drill

Lahore: Sixteen countries will participate in military exercises aimed at enhancing physical and military capabilities of troops next week in this eastern Pakistani city. A 25-member Sri Lankan army team arrived here yesterday to take part in the six-day ‘Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System’ military exercises, The News International reported citing Inter-Services Public Relations

US and Israel sign MoU for largest-ever military aid

Washington: The US has signed thebiggest-ever aid deal in its history worth USD 38 billion with Israel under which it will buy advanced planes and weaponry and boost the missile defense shield of the Israeli military, displaying “unprecedented commitment” to the Jewish state. “America’s commitment to Israel’s security is unshakeable,” US President Barack Obama said

India has become US military ally: CPI-M

New Delhi: India has formally become a military ally of the US after signing a Logistics Agreement that will allow American armed forces to access and use Indian military bases, the CPI-M said on Tuesday. “By signing such an agreement, India has acquired the formal status of a military ally of the US,” the Communist

Iran parliament pushes back on military for Russian base use

Tehran: Iran’s parliament today pushed back against the military over it dismissing civilian oversight following Russia’s use of an Iranian air base to launch airstrikes on Syria. The rare parliamentary response is part of the larger give-and-take between civilians and the country’s powerful security services since Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. It also highlights the public

Thai military court opens trial in Bangkok shrine blast

Bangkok: A Thai military court has started the trial of two foreigners charged with the bombing of a popular shrine in Bangkok’s center a year ago that killed 20 people and injured more than 120. The defendants two ethnic Uighurs of Chinese nationality – were driven straight into the military court building Tuesday. The bombing

43 militants killed in Afghan military operation

Kabul: At least 43 Taliban militants were killed as Afghan security forces mounted an operation in the country’s Kunduz province, authorities said on Sunday. “Joint Afghan security forces backed by army’s air power also injured 14 militants in Khan Abad, Ali Abad and Imam Sahib districts during an ongoing operation codenamed ‘Thunder 14’ on Saturday,” Xinhua

Lance Hav Davinder Singh cremated with full military honours

Fate ditched the hopes of the family of soldier Lance Havildar Davinder Singh of 17 Sikh Light Infantry (LI), who fought for life at the Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital Delhi for 12-days before succumbing to injuries on August 19. He died at 6 am on Friday. Lance Havildar Davinder was all set retire in

Russia carries out military exercise in Crimea

Moscow: Russian Armed Forces have carried out a military exercise, transferring troops and equipment to the Crimean peninsula from the mainland, authorities said on Friday. The exercise involved vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, including the large landing ship Tsezar Kunikov, diesel-electric submarine Stary Oskol, several minesweeping ships and missile cruisers, as well as railway