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Beijing says no one can stop Taiwan 'reunification'
China will not stop in its efforts towards "realising the complete reunification of the motherland," said Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe. Despite its territorial claims, Wei insisted that China's military ambitions were not aggressive.
India, Russia begin 'new era' of cooperation to make Indo-Pacific 'open, free, inclusive': PM Modi
India, the US and several other world powe...
Russian navy accuses US ship of nearly causing collision
Russia on Friday accused a US naval ship of carrying out a dangerous manoeuvre by sa...
South China Sea in spotlight ahead of Shangrila Dialogue
The Chinese foreign ministry shot back last Thursday at a US Senate proposal to punish Chinese individuals and entities for “illegal and dangerous” activities in the South China Sea.
India, Singapore conduct naval drill in South China Sea
Indian Navy ships Kolkata and Shakti took part in the bilateral naval exercise with Singapore, along with long range maritime patrol aircraft Poseidon-8I (P8I).
Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe confirm 'joint desire' to stop Iran oil imports: US official
The two leaders also discussed a "desire to see Iran change its path and seek a more peaceful course forward," Hagerty said.
China deploys new missile destroyer, frigate in its anti-piracy fleet
One of the country's new generation of self-developed Type-052C guided missile destroyers, Xi'an, which entered into service in February 2015, possesses over-the-horizon strike capability at sea, the report said.
China's growing presence in Indian Ocean a challenge for India: Navy chief Lanba
Admiral Lanba, who is on a four-day visit to Britain, also said that no nation has invested as much as China in shipbuilding.
Climate change affected fisheries globally: Study
The study, published in the journal Science, suggests that ocean warming has led to an estimated 4.1 per cent drop in sustainable catches, on average, for many species of fish and shellfish from 1930 to 2010.
Chinese navy a force which is here to stay: Navy Chief Lanba
Admiral Lanba, while participating in a panel discussion at the Raisina Dialogue along with top Navy officials from the US, France, Japan and Australia, also said no navy has grown so rapidly in the last 200 years as the Chinese Navy.
India, US partners in defence, says commander as Sitharaman tours Hawaii military facilities
Noting that the India-US relationship in defence has acquired the dimensions of a strategic partnership over the last decade, she said that the two countries have made considerable progress. Sitharaman capped off her trip with a visit to Hawaii – the headquarters of what early this year was rechristened as US Indo-Pacific Command.
China plans to have five aircraft carriers in future: Chinese experts
A late entrant into aircraft carrier led naval battleship formations, China launched its first aircraft carrier 'Liaoning' in 2012, which was a refit of the former Soviet vessel bought from Ukraine.
Arms firms show off wares as Japan eyes more F-35 stealth jets
Japan is bolstering defences against North Korean ballistic missiles with two Lockheed Martin Aegis Ashore air defence batteries. It also wants to build a military equipped with modern fighter jets, longer range missiles and drones, as well as ships and aircraft to ferry soldiers to project power along an island chain stretching almost to Taiwan.
China building third aircraft carrier: reports
The Xinhua article, which was intended to mark the sixth anniversary of the first take-off and landing by a Chinese fighter on the country's first aircraft carrier CNS Liaoning, the report said, without elaborating about the programme of the "new-generation carrier".
India, Vietnam to step up defence cooperation, oil exploration
The two countries, during the state visit of President Ram Nath Kovind to Vietnam, shared the view that defence and security cooperation has become an important pillar of the comprehensive strategic partnership, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.
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