• 10 December, 2022
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Philippines in talks with India to procure advanced light helicopters

New Delhi, Jul 17 (PTI) The Philippines is looking at procuring a batch of advanced light helicopters from India to crank up its combat capability, months after sealing a USD…

Marcos as Philippine President – A Boon for China, Bane for US?

The decisive victory of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the Philippines' presidential election on Monday is set to re-shape the Southeast Asian country's relations with China and the United States as…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

China committed to friendship and working with Philippines under Marcos – embassy

MANILA (Reuters) - China will continue to work together with the Philippines under its incoming president, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, who won this week's election by a landslide, its embassy in…

Marcos, son of strongman, triumphs in Philippines presidential election

By Karen Lema and Neil Jerome Morales MANILA, (Reuters) -Ferdinand Marcos Jr clinched a stunning runaway victory in the Philippines' presidential election on Monday in the first win by a…

Japan, Philippines eye further defence cooperation at first 2+2 meeting

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the Philippines agreed on Saturday to consider further expanding defence cooperation against a backdrop of regional tensions and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The meeting in…

Philippines, U.S. hold biggest military exercises in seven years

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines and the United States kicked off on Monday their biggest joint military drills since 2015, underscoring improved defence ties after President Rodrigo Duterte had scaled…

Philippines slams Chinese ship’s ‘close distance maneuvering’ at Scarborough Shoal

MANILA (Reuters) -The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Sunday reported a recent incident of "close distance maneuvering" by a Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) vessel in the disputed South China Sea…

BrahMos Missile Sale – A Rubicon Crossed

The undercurrents buffeting the international order are gathering momentum. The so-called liberal international order ended two decades ago. The post-Cold War era has also ended, with the current geopolitical trend…

By Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty

Asia’s militaries hunt for smart buys amid COVID funding crunch

By Gerry Doyle (Reuters) - Countries throughout Asia are climbing out from under the economic rubble of COVID-19 and looking for cost-effective ways to upgrade their militaries, defence companies said…

Visit of External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar to the Philippines (February 13-15, 2022)

External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar visited the Philippines from 13-15 February 2022. This was his first visit to the Philippines as External Affairs Minister(EAM). EAM held a bilateral meeting…

Philippines’ Marcos wants military presence to defend its waters in South China Sea

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said he wants his country to have a military presence in the South China Sea, "not to fire upon" vessels but…

Visit of External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, to Australia and Philippines (February 10-15, 2022)

Minister of External Affairs, Dr. S. Jaishankar, will be paying an official visit to Australia on 10-13 February 2022 at the invitation of his Australian counterpart Ms. Marise Payne. This…