• 05 October, 2022
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Taking China as threat and adversary will be historic and strategic mistake: Chinese Defence Minister

Singapore, Jun 12 (PTI) It will be a historic and strategic mistake to insist on taking China as a threat and adversary, or even an enemy, Chinese Defence Minister General…

US ‘realigning’ posture in Indo-Pacific towards ‘a more distributed footprint’ amid Chinese challenges: Austin

Washington, Apr 8 (PTI) Amidst challenges posed by China in the Indo-Pacific, the US is “realigning its posture" in the strategically important region towards "a more distributed footprint”, Defence Secretary…

Russia is weakened militarily, has become a geopolitical pariah: US Def Sec Austin

Washington, Apr 8 (PTI) More than a month after its unjustified invasion of Ukraine, the Russian military is now a weakened one and has become a pariah from a geopolitical…

Indo-US defence ties to stay on ambitious course: Pentagon

Washington, Apr 8 (PTI) Bound by shared values and a common vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific region, the United States and India will continue to chart an ambitious…

Not in India’s best interest to continue investing in Russian equipment: US Def Sec

Washington, Apr 6 (PTI) It is not in India’s best interest to continue investing in Russian military equipment, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin told lawmakers on Tuesday, underscoring the American…

In heated exchange, U.S. defense chief defends Ukraine response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin defended America's response to the war in Ukraine on Tuesday during a heated exchange with a Republican lawmaker who accused the Pentagon of…

U.S. to provide Stryker army company to NATO battlegroup in Bulgaria

SOFIA (Reuters) -The United States has agreed to provide a Stryker mechanized infantry company for Bulgaria's battlegroup under NATO's drive to bolster its eastern flank after Russia's invasion of Ukraine,…

Pentagon chief discusses North Korean threat with Japan, South Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke on Wednesday with the defence ministers of South Korea and Japan about the threats posed by North Korea after a series…

‘Horrific’ destruction, casualties if Russia invades Ukraine -U.S.

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If Russia unleashes the forces it has amassed near Ukraine's border to invade its neighbuor, the outcome would be "horrific" and result in significant…

Chinese military flights near Taiwan look like ‘rehearsals’- Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday said Chinese military flights near Taiwan look like "rehearsals" though he did not indicate that he expected Beijing actually to…

U.S. defense secretary eyes international response to Russia on Ukraine

By Phil Stewart and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday suggested any U.S. response to Russia's actions towards Ukraine would be carried out in…

Pentagon chief orders review of 2019 Syria strike

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered a four-star general to review a 2019 strike in Syria that caused civilian casualties, the Pentagon said on Monday. Pentagon spokesman…