Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicUS army

Topic: US army

US Army is answering Congress on Afghanistan fiasco. But questions on Pakistan still missing

US Generals are spilling it against their military establishment on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. And the testimonies are unedifying – everyone is blaming everyone else.

‘The Taliban are knocking on our door’ — US’ Afghanistan translators, guides fear the worst

Afghan allies of the US are desperate to escape the country to avoid being targeted by the Taliban.

India-US joint military exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ to be held in Rajasthan from 8-21 February

The exercise near the India-Pakistan border aims at enhancing interoperability between the two armies and will focus on counter-terrorism operations, a defence spokesperson said.

Man arrested near US Capitol with loaded gun, ammunition days before Biden inauguration

Man from Virginia was stopped by US Capitol Police and found to be carrying 500 rounds of ammunition. Washington is on high alert for Wednesday’s inauguration of President-elect Biden.

20,000 soldiers at US Capitol. No, it isn’t Civil War, but the Trump effect

US Capitol Hill hasn't seen so many soldiers since Civil War in 1862. Washington is on guard as it braces for inauguration of a new president and a vote to impeach incumbent.

23-year-old Indian immigrant is first observant Sikh to graduate from US military academy

Anmol Narang, who holds the rank of second lieutenant, said she was inspired by her grandfather who had served in the Indian Army.

Arunachal girl Niki Lego — from PR executive to US Army officer, and now a social media star

Lego joined the US Army in 2019 & is now posted in Georgia. She created a social media buzz after she put up her picture in uniform Thursday.

From Japan to Britain, why the world loves hosting US troops

A new study has found that foreigners’ contact with American service members leads to more positive views of the US and its military.

What makes Belgian Malinois, the dog that chased al-Baghdadi to death, special

In India, too, the Belgian Malinois is deployed extensively in anti-Naxal ops. They were also part of Pathankot operation and pinned down a terrorist.

Afghan history holds lesson for US-Taliban peace talks — change has always led to violence

US-Taliban draft peace deal is the latest promise of a break from the past, but in the last 200 years, Afghanistan has seen many such moments lead to more chaos.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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