Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicUS Pentagon

Topic: US Pentagon

China’s ‘coercive nature’ in Indo-Pacific is discussed frequently among Quad, Pentagon says

Pentagon Press Secy John Kirby also said that US has been 'honest' about its concerns with Pakistan for a long time about the terrorist safe havens along the border of Afghanistan.

Afghan army collapse ‘took us all by surprise’, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says

Top US military leaders point rare criticism at key decisions by Biden & Trump, say their personal view was that US troops should have stayed to bolster the Afghan government.

7,000 people evacuated from Afghanistan, 5,200 US troops still in Kabul: Pentagon

Major Gen Taylor, who has been given the responsibility to airlift US citizens, said the increase in evacuation numbers is reflective of a ramp up of aircraft & airlift capability.

China has adopted a more aggressive approach to the Indo-Pacific region — US Pentagon

In 2020, Beijing escalated tensions over a host of issues with its neighbours, including Australia, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines, Dr Kathleen Hicks, Deputy Secretary of Defense said.

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File photo of Assi Ghat, Varanasi | Representative Image | Neera Majumdar | ThePrint

Forget Gyanvapi for a moment, Varanasi needs justice for a recent carnage: 2006 IM bombings

The real victim of the Varanasi bombing investigation has been the idea of justice. It's more lethal than any bombs the Indian Mujahideen planted.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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