The Indian Army will be inducting 800 women soldiers this year and has plans to increase women's presence with a yearly intake of 52 women soldiers. The Indian Air Force inducted women fighter pilots last year. The Indian Navy has also undertaken a project to deploy women in warships.
Just as France is reportedly pushing to give the EU total veto power over the way Britain supervises UK-based clearing houses following Brexit, a City University London professor David Blake told Sputnik that other European financial centers are vying for a share of London’s market.
Sputnik correspondent captured the moment when an independent journalist was hit by the police services during protests against labor reform.
Gaming is rapidly becoming an essential part of conscript training. Striving to keep abreast of modern technology and digital warfare, the Finnish Armed Forces have invested in computer games to simulate a combat environment.
Meetings of the Working Group of ceasefire guarantor states, Russia, Turkey and Iran, opened the sixth round of Syrian settlement talks in Astana.
The establishment of the de-escalation zone in Syria's northern Idlib province is presumably going to be on top of the agenda of the upcoming talks in Astana.
Former European Union consultant Paolo von Shirach believes that the US national debt will rise until the government implements serious structural reforms.
Syrian President Bashar Assad’s press service reports that Russian Defense Minister Shoigu has conveyed congratulations from President Putin on breaking Daesh siege of Deir ez-Zor.
According to the draft UN Security Council resolution prepared by Russia, the UN peacekeeping mission in the southeast of Ukraine will be equipped with small arms.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed hope that tensions with Ankara would not continue growing, however, she also hinted at the possibility of new steps against Ankara.
UN Secretary-General’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric says that about 370,000 Rohingya civilians from Myanmar have poured into Bangladesh since August 25.
US Central Command head Gen. Joseph Votel says that the country does not consider plans to abandon its base in Qatar amid the diplomatic crisis.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro expressed readiness to launch a dialogue with the country's opposition.
South Korea's second-largest air carrier Asiana Airlines announced Monday it will reduce the frequency of flights to China starting late next month, and operate smaller planes bound for the country.
The sun has exhibited strangely high levels of solar flare activity over the last few days as it reaches its solar minimum, the period in which the sun’s flare activity should be at its lowest.
The Indian Navy is preparing to drop its second nuclear-capable submarine into the open seas within the next month close to the first anniversary of India became the first nation outside the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – Russia, US, UK, France, China – to commission its first homemade nuclear attack submarine.
The US Department of Justice has made its final decision not to charge six Baltimore police officers in Freddie Gray's death.
The US Supreme Court has allowed Donald Trump to implement a travel ban on several predominantly Muslim countries.
On Sputnik Radio’s Loud & Clear, co-hosts Brian Becker and John Kiriakou and their guests discussed the controversial statements of a Florida sheriff as well as claims from the mayor of Miami that climate change was responsible for Hurricane Irma, the devastating storm that caused tens of billions of dollars in damages.
A Maryland judge has ordered the Maryland State Bar Association to launch an investigation into attorneys David E. Kendall, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson concerning their role in the destruction of thousands of emails Hillary Clinton kept on a private server in her home while acting as secretary of state.
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