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NATO to create new 'spearhead' force to respond to crises

NATO is developing a new spearhead rapid reaction force.NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a "spearhead" rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, officials said on Monday.

India nears $2.5 billion deal for Boeing military helicopters

AH-64 Apaches.India has decided to acquire Boeing's Chinook and Apache helicopters, an Indian defense ministry official said on Saturday, in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New Delhi and Washington.

Seven NATO allies to create new rapid reaction force-report

NATO countries are seeking to create a rapid reaction force.Seven NATO allies plan to create a new rapid reaction force of at least 10,000 soldiers as part of plans to boost NATO defences in response to Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

China's Xi urges army to create strategy for information warfare

A Chinese satellite.Chinese President Xi Jinping has said China will spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for "information warfare" as the country embarks on military reform, state media said on Saturday.

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