U.S. lawmakers set $717 billion defence bill

Washington:  U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers released details of a $717 billion annual defence policy bill, including efforts to compete with Russia and China and a measure to temporarily halt weapons sales to Turkey. The House Armed Services Committee is due to debate next week the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes the […]

Aircraft IL38 in Russia for overhaul, mid-life upgradation: Navy

New Delhi: The Indian Navy responded to reports of its plane, Il-38, making a crash landing in Russia, saying that the aircraft was in the country for overhaul and mid-life upgradation. “The aircraft is in Russia for Overhaul (OH) and Mid Life Upgradation (MLU). No Indian Navy crew was onboard during the sortie though they […]

PM Modi heads back home after China visit

Wuhan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi departed for New Delhi after completing a successful two-day informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping here. During the trip, Prime Minister Modi was received by President Xi at the East Lake guesthouse. On the first day of the summit on Friday, both the leaders held one-to-one talks, where they […]

India and Mongolia to jointly combat terror

Ulaanbaatar: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj discussed terrorism with her Mongolian counterpart Damdin Tsogtbaatar and the two agreed to collaborate to confront those who design and support terror outfits. Sushma Swaraj, who arrived in the Mongolian capital here on Tuesday after wrapping up her China visit, also called upon the country’s business community to seize […]