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Senior Yemeni military official found dead in apartment in Cairo

Cairo: The Yemeni embassy in Egypt announced on Sunday that a senior Yemeni military official was found dead in his apartment in Cairo. “The Embassy of the Republic of Yemen to the Arab Republic of Egypt is following with great interest and concern the issue of the killing of Major General Hassan bin Jalal al-Obaidi, Director of the Military Industrialization Department in the Ministry of Defense, who was found murdered

India, Saudi successfully conclude first joint military exercise

Jaipur: The validation phase of first joint military exercise between the Indian Army and the Royal Saudi Land Force, named ‘Sada Tanseeq’, was successfully completed at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan’s Bikaner on Thursday. The 12 days joint exercise, which began on January 29 and was to go on till February 9, aimed to achieve interoperability between the two forces and acquaint each other with operational procedures and combat

US military shoots down missile fired from Houthi area in Yemen

Washington: The US Central Command (CENTCOM) on Monday said an American fighter aircraft shot down an anti-ship cruise missile fired from a Houthi-controlled area in Yemen towards the southern Red Sea amid escalating tensions in the region. In a post on X, the CENTCOM said the incident occurred at about 4.45 p.m. on Sunday evening. Also Read US, UK launch new strike on Yemen’s Hodeidah: Report It said that the

India, UAE begin 2-week mega military exercise in Rajasthan

New Delhi: Armies of India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday, January 2, kick started the inaugural edition of a two-week military exercise in Rajasthan’s Mahajan area, reflecting the growing defence engagement between the two countries. The exercise ‘Desert Cyclone’ is aimed at enhancing interoperability in sub-conventional operations in desert and semi-desert terrains under the broader framework of UN charter on peacekeeping operations, the Indian Army said. It

India-UAE joint military exercise ‘Desert Cyclone’ to be held from Jan 2

New Delhi: The Joint Military Exercise ‘Desert Cyclone 2024’ between India and UAE will be held from January 2 to January 15 in Rajasthan. The joint drills under ‘Desert Cyclone 2024’ will aim to enhance interoperability by learning and sharing best practices in urban operations. Taking to its official handle on X, the Indian Army posted, “Exercise #DesertCyclone_2024.The Inaugural edition of Joint Military Exercise #DesertCyclone, between #India & #UAE, will

US approves Rs 8333 cr military training programs sale to Saudi Arabia

The US State Department on Friday, December 22, approved a possible sale of military training programs to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) for an estimated value of one billion dollars (Rs 83,33,52,50,000). In a statement, the Pentagon said that Saudi Arabia “requested the continuation of a blanket order training program inside and outside the Kingdom” that includes “flight training, technical training, professional military education, training for traveling teams, technical

Israel expanding military operations in South Gaza

Tel Aviv: Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has expanded its operations to South Gaza Strip. Israel’s Defence Minister Yoav Gallant has warned top Hamas leadership that Israel military is firm on destroying Hamas. He also said that the Hamas commanders in North Gaza have tasted the military prowess of Israel, adding that the terror leadership in South Gaza also knows pretty well as to what the IDF can do. Gallant said

New Maldives Prez vows to keep his country ‘free’ from ‘foreign military presence’

Male: Newly sworn-in Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu on Friday asserted that he was firmly committed to ensuring that the strategically-located archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean remains “free” of any “foreign military presence” to preserve its independence and sovereignty. Muizzu’s remarks soon after he was sworn in as the eighth President, assume significance as the 45-year-old structural engineer-turned-politician had maintained his election promise of evicting Indian military personnel from the

‘Gaza Strip cut into two’, says Israeli military

Tel Aviv: The Israeli Army said on Sunday that “significant strikes” are being carried out and the Gaza Strip has been “cut into two”, Al Jazeera reported. Army spokesperson Daniel Hagari said that the Israeli forces “have encircled Gaza City” and “now there exists a south Gaza and a north Gaza”. “Troops reached the coastline and are holding it”, he added. “There are now widespread strikes on terror infrastructure –

IDF chief Halevi admits military failed to prevent Hamas attack

Jerusalem: In his first public statement since the war between Israel and Palestinian terror groups in the Gaza Strip began, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. General Herzi Halevi acknowledged failures that enabled Hamas’s infiltration and mass murders last week, media reports said. “The IDF is responsible for the security of the country and its citizens, and on Saturday morning in the area surrounding the Gaza Strip, we did not handle it.