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China eyeing military base in Vanuatu

China may soon have a military base in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH), China is keen to have a permanent military presence in the South Pacific, a move that experts say will have long term ... Business Standard, 1 week ago
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China's curt warning to India: External intervention in Maldives will complicate situation

China has warned against any military intervention in the Maldives, saying such a move would further complicate the situation, amid repeated calls for India's military intervention by exiled former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed to resolve the political ...
 DNA2 months ago China warns India against military intervention in Maldives  Deccan Herald2 months ago Maldives political crisis: China opposes Indian military intervention  Sify2 months ago Will India clash with China over the Maldives?  Rediff.com1 month ago
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They've arrived well before we thought they would: Gen Rawat on China

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday lauded China's military prowess, saying the neighbouring country, along with its economic rise, also focused on military modernisation. "They have arrived well before the intended time than we had thought they would arrive," Gen Rawat said at an event organised by the Vivekanand India Foundation. Last week, China unveiled its largest defence spending increase in three years, setting an 8.1 per cent growth target this year, fuelling an ambitious military ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

China struggling to balance contradictory interests in Pakistan: Expert

China's recent failure to shield Pakistan from censorship by an international anti-terrorism funding and anti-money laundering body suggests Beijing is struggling to balance its contradictory interests in South Asia, says an expert on Asian and Middle Eastern ...
 Sify1 month ago
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Government clears Rs 15,935-crore plan to buy guns for military

In a major decision, the defence ministry approved capital acquisition proposals worth Rs15,935 crore which included purchase of 7.40 lakh assault rifles, 5,719 sniper rifles and light machine guns to bolster the strength of the armed forces. The long-pending proposals were cleared at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council, the defence ministry’s highest decision making body on procurement. The approval to the proposals come amid increasing hostilities by Pakistan along the Line of ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Mattis seeks to maintain balance of power in Indo-Pacific

The Trump administration's first defence strategy seeks to maintain a balance of power in the Indo-Pacific region and prepare America for a power competition with Russia and China, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said.Unveiling the new defence strategy, ...
 Business Standard2 months ago
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What our defence chiefs need to do quickly

'Amid the frequent cries that the defence budget falls short of what is needed, we tend to ignore the reality that any enhancement in the allocation is just not possible, and the armed forces have no option but to operate within this constraint.''So, unless deadwood -- especially manpower -- is identified and eliminated, we simply cannot have a modern military of the type that India needs,' says Vice Admiral Premvir Das (retd). IMAGE: Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, centre, flanked by army ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
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A Hanging in History

IN BORN TO Be Hanged , author Syeda Hameed likens Pakistan’s late Prime Minister and President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto to the protagonist of a Greek tragedy. Hameed draws parallels between Oedipus of Thebes and the ‘boy from Larkana’ Bhutto, both ‘larger ...
 Open Magazine2 weeks ago
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India managing complexities in ties with China: Sitharaman in Moscow

Sitharaman, who is in Russia on a three-day visit, also met her Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe on the sidelines of the international security conference. IMAGE: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with her Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe during the Seventh Moscow Conference on International Security in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph: Kind courtesy @DefenceMinIndia/Twitter India is managing the complexities in its relationship with China even as it seeks to make progress within the ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

China offers to sync its Belt and Road initiative with Make-in-India

China has offered to synchronize its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with Prime Minister Narendra Modis pet programme Make-in-India, to secure New Delhis support for the cross-continental connectivity project. Beijing mooted the proposal during Chinese ...
 Deccan Herald2 weeks ago
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