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Special secy posted to Power Division

The News International 13 Jul 2024
... posted as Special Secretary, Power Division ... The Ministry of Water Resources Deputy Secretary Muhammad Nasir Khan has been transferred and appointed Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Defence Production.

Russia will unleash a decade of aggression against the West, new Defence Secretary warns

The Sun 12 Jul 2024
RUSSIA’S Vladimir Putin will unleash a decade of aggression against the West, the new Defence Secretary has warned ... on defence — despite not setting out a clear timeline to reach the target himself.

Hugs, handshakes greet Starmer at Nato in post-election honeymoon

Gulf-Times 12 Jul 2024
His pledge to keep a tight grip on public finances means he faced questions over when defence spending would reach 2.5% of GDP, and any attempt to improve trade ties with Europe could entail ...

Challenges and future prospects of Labour Party following landslide victory

Blitz 12 Jul 2024
Yvette Cooper takes on the role of Home Secretary, overseeing critical issues such as immigration, policing, and internal security. John Healey has been appointed Defence Secretary, responsible for the nation’s defense and military affairs.

How the Labour Party swept the board, and what happens next

The Hill 12 Jul 2024
Last week’s United Kingdom general election delivered a historic result ... House of Commons from 2005 to 2016, including serving as a clerk of the Defence Committee and secretary of the UK delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly ....

Why Bangladesh’s Indo-China balancing act is becoming increasingly difficult

Indian Express 12 Jul 2024
Similarly, India articulated a nuanced position on Bangladesh’s democratic process during the high-level “2+2” foreign and defence ministerial dialogue last September with the US.

‘Europe can do more’ to help Ukraine, says a former defence secretary

Channel 4 11 Jul 2024
We spoke to the former Defence Secretary Ben Wallace who stood down last summer, and left the Commons after the election last week ... .

Defence Secretary issues stark warning about 'decade' of aggression from Russia

The Mirror 11 Jul 2024
Defence Secretary John Healey stressed the need to 'work at pace' to review Britain's military capabilities as he considers what troops, aircraft and ships the armed forces need ... .

Sir Keir Starmer warns Russia is

The Daily Mail 11 Jul 2024
The threat from Moscow was also addressed by Defence Secretary John Healey as he too insisted the new government will increase spending on the armed forces.

Nato summit: Keir Starmer meets Biden in the Oval Office — as it happened

The Times/The Sunday Times 11 Jul 2024
John Healey, the defence secretary, said a defence review will be concluded in “less than a year” and would be carried out “properly” and “at pace”, with difficult decisions taken early (Larisa Brown writes).

British defence needs root and branch reform

AOL 11 Jul 2024
John Healey has been Secretary of State for Defence for less than a week ... The military’s problems are clear, they say, and Healey must not delay in giving defence more money to plug the obvious gaps.

Keir Starmer: ‘Essential’ for Nato allies to increase defence spending

AOL 11 Jul 2024
Shadow defence secretary James Cartlidge said. “This morning, the security minister (Dan Jarvis) was forced to defend Keir Starmer for calling on Nato members to increase defence spending when the ...

Healey sets out UK’s path to close defence co-operation with EU

London Evening Standard 11 Jul 2024
Defence Secretary John Healey suggested the UK could join EU defence initiatives even before a formal security pact is agreed ... .