Trump planning biggest fleet expansion to deter Russian, Chinese threats

With President-elect Donald Trump demanding more ships, the Navy is proposing the biggest shipbuilding boom since the end of the Cold War to meet threats from a resurgent Russia and saber-rattling China. The Navy’s 355-ship proposal released last month is even larger than what the Republican Trump had promoted on the campaign trail, providing a … Read more Trump planning biggest fleet expansion to deter Russian, Chinese threats

India remains one of fastest-growing countries: White House report

India remains one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, the White House has said even as it underlined that inefficiencies persist in the country’s public sector the poor still lacking healthcare coverage and access to financial services. “India remains one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, with real GDP expanding at 7.3 per … Read more India remains one of fastest-growing countries: White House report

India-US sign Rs 5,000 cr deal for 145 M777 howitzer guns

India has signed a deal with the US for importing 145 M777 lightweight Howitzers for the Indian Army today. The deal will cost Rs 5,000 crore. The Defence Ministry had given its nod for the deal in October this year to strengthen Army, which was facing an armament crunch especially in this segment of the … Read more India-US sign Rs 5,000 cr deal for 145 M777 howitzer guns

Putin, Kim Jong-un or ISIS could test Trump in first 100 days: “There are very unpredictable and unstable people running countries”

Though his liberal worldview may not have a platform in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, Democratic statesman George Mitchell offered some pragmatic, nonpartisan advice in an interview yesterday: Before Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he should first meet with our traditional European allies, especially those in NATO. After rattling the foreign policy establishment (along … Read more Putin, Kim Jong-un or ISIS could test Trump in first 100 days: “There are very unpredictable and unstable people running countries”

What will Trump’s presidency mean for fight against ISIS?

President-elect Donald Trump will soon inherit America’s wars against ISIS. The U.S. is training and assisting Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the liberation of Mosul, the last major city in Iraq controlled by ISIS. The operation is six weeks old. Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend served in northern Iraq during the U.S. occupation 10 years ago, … Read more What will Trump’s presidency mean for fight against ISIS?

What Donald Trump as America’s 45th President means for India

Bucking media opposition, popular perception and Hillary Clinton’s vicious campaign, Donald Trump has emerged as the 45th president of the United States of America. Trump elucidated on his 15-point agenda in the run-up to the elections. If he decides to implement them, it could impact the Indian government, people and businesses in several ways. Here … Read more What Donald Trump as America’s 45th President means for India

Russia preparing for final assault on Aleppo, Western officials warn

A fleet of eight Russian warships, led by the aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, is currently south of Sardinia and sailing towards the eastern Mediterranean. They are expected to arrive as early as Wednesday although other estimates predict that could slip to later in the week. In recent days pilots on board have been practising taking … Read more Russia preparing for final assault on Aleppo, Western officials warn

Russia Launches Biggest Military Offensive Since the Cold War

Russia has begun its biggest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War as it aims to effectively end the war in Syria on the eve of the US election, Nato officials warned last night. The Kremlin is sending the full might of its Northern Fleet and part of the Baltic Fleet to reinforce a … Read more Russia Launches Biggest Military Offensive Since the Cold War

PM Modi hits out at Pakistan during BRICS Summit, terms it ‘Mothership of Terrorism’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at Pakistan, saying countries must work together against terrorism. Modi said BRICS must play an active role in setting a direction that supports “our common aspirations and goals”. PM Modi was speaking at the welcome meeting on day two of the Summit where he urged member nations … Read more PM Modi hits out at Pakistan during BRICS Summit, terms it ‘Mothership of Terrorism’