• 03 October, 2022
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‘Defence of Japan 2022’: Moment of Reckoning

Japan's annual ‘Defence of Japan’ (DOJ) 2022 was released in July. It appeared after the assassination of former PM Abe, a leading light of Japan's enhanced defence capabilities. The ruling…

By Gurjit Singh

Taking China as threat and adversary will be historic and strategic mistake: Chinese Defence Minister

Singapore, Jun 12 (PTI) It will be a historic and strategic mistake to insist on taking China as a threat and adversary, or even an enemy, Chinese Defence Minister General…

Rajnath hands over 12 high-speed guard boats to Vietnam

New Delhi, Jun 9 (PTI) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday handed over to Vietnam 12 high-speed guard boats built under a USD 100 million Line of Credit granted to…

Quad leaders roll out major initiative to improve monitoring maritime activities across Indo-Pacific

Tokyo, May 24 (PTI) Four-nation grouping Quad on Tuesday launched a major new initiative for the Indo-Pacific that allows the partner countries to fully monitor the waters on their shores…

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…

US President Biden to host special ASEAN summit; set to discuss Indo-Pacific strategy

Washington, Mar 30 (PTI) US President Joe Biden has announced that he will host a special summit of the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian countries here this spring,…

China announces South China Sea drills close to Vietnam coast

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is carrying out more than a week of military drills in the South China Sea in an area between its southern province of Hainan and Vietnam,…

Indo-Pacific strategy of US interferes in China’s internal affairs: Chinese military

Beijing, Feb 24 (PTI) China's military on Thursday slammed the recently released "Indo-Pacific Strategy" of the United States, saying it interferes with its domestic affairs. China, which has territorial disputes with…

India, France agree to coordinate their positions, adapt to ‘new challenges’ to strengthen intl law of the sea

Paris, Feb 21 (PTI) India and France have declared that they are attached to the international law of the sea and will coordinate their positions in multilateral bodies and negotiations to…

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

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…

Manila mayor vows to take on China as Philippines president

By Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) - The Manila mayor vying for the Philippines presidency on Monday promised zero tolerance of Chinese maritime aggression and said he would not hesitate to…