Chinese military calls US biggest threat to world peace after report on PLA's military ambition
The statement follows the Sept. 2 release of the annual Defense Department report to Congress on Chinese military developments and goals that it said would have "serious implications for U.S. national interests and the security of the international rules-based order."
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India, France decide to expand cooperation in Indian Ocean Region
The Indian Navy has significantly expanded its deployment in the Indian Ocean Region, stationing a plethora of warships and submarines following the border row in eastern Ladakh to send across a message to Beijing.
Iran's army begins annual three-day naval exercise near the strategic Strait of Hormuz
The report said units from the navy, air force and ground forces participated in the maneuver in the Gulf of Oman. It said Iranian submarines and drones would be used during the exercise.
Rafale induction gives India edge over entire region, symbolises Indo-French ties: Parly
“In strategic terms, it means India will have an edge over the entire region to defend itself and protect its people,” Parly added. Parly said `Rafale' literally means a “gust of wind” or a “burst of fire”. “Both meanings express an incredible strength,” she said, adding, “It is also a symbol of the strong ties between two countries.”
Rafale induction strong message for those who challenge India’s sovereignty: Rajnath Singh
Singh's stern message to the neighbouring country came hours ahead of an expected meeting between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the margins of a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) conclave in Moscow.
India gets Pakistan document certifying Hizbul chief Salahuddin as official of ISI
The letter, issued in the name of director/commanding officer Wajahat Ali Khan, states that “it is certified that Syed Muhammad Yousaf Shah, Ameer Hizbul Mujahideen, is working with Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Islamabad. He is bona fide official of this department”.
Indian Navy ships, submarines to ensure helicopter evacuation of coronavirus affected crew, quarantine in compartments
The guidelines focus on what needs to be done if a COVID-19 case is reported on board a ship or a submarine while at sea, officials said on the condition of anonymity. They said that a crew member showing signs of the virus or contracting it will be treated as an emergency case. “The priority will be to evacuate him by a helicopter to a hospital ashore,”an official said.
Indian Navy holds a two-day naval drill with Russia in Bay of Bengal
The two countries undertook the exercise at a time when India is engaged in a bitter border row with China in eastern Ladakh.
China now has world’s largest navy, eyes Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar bases
This is the latest assessment of China’s expanding military might, ranging from long-range missiles and nuclear submarines to integrated air defence, space and electronic warfare capabilities, by the Pentagon in its detailed report presented to the US Congress on Tuesday.
Physical distancing challenge onboard ships, submarines: Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh
He also said that operational readiness is a priority. While explaining that the navy must prepare for the worst, some more focus areas will be large scale disinfection of public areas and preparing makeshift vehicles for medical support.
Pentagon warns China is nearing a milestone in nuclear weapons buildup
China’s progress in upgrading its strategic bombers to carry nuclear payloads puts it on the cusp of achieving a “triad” of delivery systems, punctuating a two-decade investment that coincided with the country’s economic rise, according to an annual Defense Department report to Congress published on Tuesday.
China uses coercion, subterfuge and force to spread its influence across the world
China's dubious words and promises must be treated with great caution. When core national interests are at stake, nothing is off-limits for China. Its priority is to preserve domestic stability, stimulate economic development, uphold territorial integrity and secure great power status.
India’s neighbours to East go slow on Chinese support for defence & civilian sector ships
This could impact China’s long-term strategic ambitions in the Bay of Bengal where India has been the traditional net security provider. However, over the last decade, China has been making attempts to challenge India’s position through investments in ports, supply of naval vessels and shipbuilding in parts of South and SE Asia.