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Trump to attend NATO leaders meet

The U.S. President Donald Trump is to visit London for attending a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation(NATO) Leaders Meeting Scheduled to be held between 2-4 December. The meeting comes as a tension between NATO’s unprecedented progress on burden-sharing, including adding more than $100 billion in new defense spending since 2016. This creates tension between the US ..

2019 meeting of Council of Heads of Government (CHG) of SCO held in Tashkent

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has represented India at a meeting of Council of Heads of Government (CHG) of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Tashkent on November 1-2. It was the 3rd CHG meeting of the SCO after India became the member of the grouping in 2017.The SCO is an influential regional security grouping which is ..

Strengthening India-US Relations: National Defence Authorisation Bill

The US Senate has passed the National Defence Authorisation Bill for the fiscal year 2020. The legislative provision brings India at par with America’s NATO allies like South Korea, Australia and Japan. Strengthening India-US Relations The bill provides for an enhanced US-India defence cooperation in the Indian Ocean in the areas of humanitarian assistance, counterterrorism, ..

Tod Wolters appointed as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe

US Air Force General Tod Wolters has been sworn-in as the top military officer of the 29-nation NATO military alliance. He became Supreme Allied Commander in Europe (SACEUR) at a ceremony on Friday at NATO’s military headquarters in Mons, southern Belgium. Wolters succeeded General Curtis M. Scaparrotti. His term is likely to run two to ..

Turkey warned the US for S400 missile deal with Russia

The US sees the S400 missile systems as a threat to the US. The Vice President made a statement that being an ally of the NATO, Turkey has to make wise decisions. Turkey has recently been making closer deals with Russia after the sour ties with the US and the Europe. It is important here ..

US bomber not chased by Russia says US milittary

A video was published by the Russian Defence Ministry. It claimed that a pair of fighters chased the AMerican B 52 bomber from the Russian air space. However, the US milittary described the incident as a regular shadowing of each other. This has happened in a few days after US air force deploying 6 nuclear ..

Macedonia signs NATO accession agreement

On 6th February, Macedonia signed an accord to join NATO to become the 30th member of the US-led alliance. The admittance of a new member highlighted that all European nations who meet the entrance criteria could join the regional alliance. However, Moscow has continually rejected NATO’s position, saying that by taking in Balkan members, the ..

Slovenia becomes first NATO nation to appoint a female Chief of Armed Forces

Slovenia has become the first NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) nation to appoint a female Chief of Armed Forces after Major General Alenka Ermenc took the post of Head of its Army. The country has approximately 7.500 soldiers, including active and reserve forces. Slovenia, which originally was part of Yugoslavia, joined NATO and the European ..