Free Press Journal
  • Preliminary data shows chances of recovery of GSAT-6A: ISRO

    Bengaluru: Two days after India’s latest communication satellite with military applications GSAT-6A was launched, ISRO on Sunday said it had lost contact with it and was making efforts to establish a link, with preliminary data showing there are chances of recovery.

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    Kashmir: How long the slow-bleed?

    How long more must Kashmir bleed before the nation as a whole can build a consensus on an effective approach to eliminate the daily threat of terrorist attacks on soldiers and civilians alike? The seemingly unending series of attacks on the army camps and posts in the Valley has taken a heavy toll of human life and have certainly impaired the morale of the country for it to be able to neutralise

  • Russia to reduce Syria presence by year’s end: Military

    Sochi (Russia): Russia’s military plans to reduce its involvement in Syria this year as it is nearing the completion of its goals there, the General Staff chief has told journalists.

  • ‘Parmanu’ star John Abraham happily poses with Indian soldiers

    From Madras Café to Force series, John Abraham has done his share of military and cop dramas. Considering that he knows what kind of effort goes into these professions, the actor has special respect for these officials and he expressed the same on his social media.

  • Donald Trump does not rule out army action against North Korea

    Washington: President Donald Trump has said that military option against a defiant North Korea is certainly an option for him, but hoped that he does not have to use it. “Military action would certainly be an option. Is it inevitable?  Nothing is inevitable. It would be great if something else could be worked out,” he told reporters at a news conference with the Kuwait’s Emir Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah yesterday.

  • James Mattis allows transgenders to serve in US military

    Washington: Defence Secretary James Mattis has signed a memorandum that allows transgender troops to serve in the military while he studies an order by President Donald Trump banning them from US forces.

  • US plans to cut $100 mn from coalition support fund for Pakistan

    Washington : The Trump administration plans to slash $100 million and give $800 million as reimbursement to Pakistan in the next fiscal for its military support in fighting terror, a defence department official said.

  • Indo-Israeli relations: Moving into the next higher orbit

    The Republic of India and the State of Israel enjoy an extensive economic, military and strategic relationship. India is the largest buyer of Israeli military equipment and Israel is the second-largest defence supplier to India after Russia.

  • S Korea, US conduct military drills despite Pyongyang threats

    Seoul : South Korea and the United States wrapped up their annual large-scale military drills on Sunday, but continued a separate joint naval exercise that has triggered dire threats from nuclear-armed North Korea.

  • N Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

    Seoul : Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions over Pyongyang’s weapons ambitions.

  • US reaffirms India as ‘major defence partner’

    New Delhi : The US on Tuesday reaffirmed that India remained its “major defence partner” as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump’s top security aide Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster met to discuss military and counter-terror ties between the two countries.

  • China seeks Russia’s help to ‘cool’ situation

    Beijing : China is seeking Russia’s help to cool surging tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions, the country’s foreign minister has told his Moscow counterpart, after Beijing warned of possible conflict over North Korea.

  • Trump-Xi end 1st summit with 100-day plan to avoid trade row

    Washington/Palm Beach : President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping wrapped up their first summit by announcing a 100-day plan to improve strained trade ties, the only tangible announcement after their meetings that were overshadowed by the US military strikes in Syria.

  • Bangladesh military says ‘Op Twilight’ could last long

    Dhaka : Bangladesh’s military on Monday said their operations to flush out Islamist militants from a five-storey building in Sylhet could last long as there are several more “well-trained operatives” inside the hideout.

  • Over 30 dead as IS gunmen dressed as doctors attack hospital in Kabul

    Kabul : Gunmen dressed as doctors stormed Afghanistan’s largest military hospital on Wednesday, killing more than 30 people in a six-hour attack claimed by the Islamic State group as it makes inroads into the war-battered country.