Category: World News

India should make Tibet a core issue with China: Sangay

NEW DELHI: India must raise Tibet with China as this is vital not only to its security but also environment and economic interests as China is furiously building dams in a region that feeds major Indian rivers, Lobsanga Sangay, PM of Tibet's government in exile, tells Rajeev Deshpande . Excerpts: How do you see the…

Pak-Russia-China Nexus – What That Means For India

Just when it seemed new, possible alignments were emerging on the international stage towards the end of 2016, possibly to distract from India's renewed obsession with domestic matters such as demonetisation, US president-elect Donald Trump has spun the wheel in a different direction, calling up old enemies to possibly assist with challenging new ones. 25…

US Endangered by China, Russia’s Advancement In Hypersonic Missiles

A new air force study warns about the possibilities of US becoming vulnerable to future attack by hypersonic missiles from China and Russia. Experts for the Air Force Studies Board at the National Academies of Science say that the federal republic country is falling behind in the technology race to develop defensive and offensive high-speed…

After Pakistan general, Chinese media now suggests India should join CPEC to ease tensions

After a top Pakistan general surprisingly invited India to join the USD 51 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, state-owned Chinese media has advised New Delhi to accept Islamabad’s offer, pitching that such an opportunity could be of transient benefit to all involved. “New Delhi should consider accepting the olive branch Pakistan has extended in…

Trump Tells Twitter He Wants A Super Hornet With F-35 Capabilities

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump may have had his meetings with the Lockheed Martin chief executive officer, but he’s not ready to play nice, tweeting on Thursday evening that he could look to Boeing’s Super Hornet as an alternative to the F-35. Lockheed Martin stock, which had closed at $252.80 a share, tumbled down to…

Pakistan Eyes Buying 40 T129 Attack Choppers From Turkey

Islamabad: Turkey and Pakistan are likely to sign an important defense deal which will further enhance already existing defense ties between old friends.According to source it was decided last week in a series of meetings that Pakistan is in talks with Turkey to buy T129 multi-role T129 attack helicopters. “One of the most important issues between…

CPEC: Pakistan’s newest Holy Cow could also become its Millstone

Pakistan faces many serious problems — and among them is the status and invulnerability of holy cows, and people who are above Pakistani laws. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is not a living being, yet it has also gained the status of being a holy cow — and people are warned of serious consequences if…

UCAV Race in Subcontinent

Recent media reports quoting MoD sources indicate that the military has prepared detailed blueprint for procuring unattended aerial vehicles (UAVs) over the next decade; some 5000 UAVs are to be procured through the ‘Make in India’ initiative, indigenously through joint ventures (JVs) with foreign companies at an estimated cost of US$3 billion. Currently, the military…

CPEC: A Challenge To Pakistan’s Domestic Industry

In the globalized world of today, CPEC is important in the South Asian region, as it plays a crucial role in creating networks that connect countries socially, economically and politically. The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), also known as a multi-billion dollar project, is heralded as a game changer for Pakistan’s economy and regional cooperation.…

Is China Scared Of Dalai Lama?

In recent times, China appears to be closely monitoring the movement of the Dalai Lama and has been protesting to every country that has received the Dalai Lama or given prominence to him. It is strange that China which is a large country with huge population, strong economy and mighty military power is giving an…

What stopped this Pakistani Submarine from hitting India

The sinking of Pakistani submarine PNS Ghazi with 90 men aboard in the 1971 Indo-Pak war is regarded as one of the high points of India's first-ever emphatic military victory. Now with famed Bollywood producer/director Karan Johar releasing the first-look poster of his studio's new movie The Ghazi Attack, we thought it might be a…

Why Taiwan is China’s soft underbelly — and that’s good news for India

China regards itself as heir to the United States’ status as the world’s leading superpower. Last week it flexed its maritime muscles, capturing an American sea drone in international waters of the South China Sea. Washington, busy with the Obama-Trump transition, has taken its eye off the ball. President Barack Obama, who hands over office…

IAF to buy last US C-17 Aircraft left

"We will now buy whatever we can and are planning to buy the single aircraft left with the US. In this regard, we are planning to move our proposal in a key Defence Ministry meeting planned to be held this month," a senior IAF source told Mail Today. Unable to process its request in time…

Pakistan Air Force Now Operates 70 JF-17 Fighter Jets

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) operates a total of 70 Pakistan Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aerospace Corporation (PAC/CAC) JF-17 Thunder fighter jets, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Defense Production revealed in Islamabad on December 7, according to local media reports. The PAF now fields about an equal number of JF-17 and U.S.-made F-16 multirole fighter aircraft…

Selling bonds, dropping bombs: How China could respond to Donald Trump’s Taiwan talk

United States (US) President-elect Donald Trump has upset China by speaking to the president of self-ruled Taiwan and saying the United States did not necessarily have to be bound by its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of China. Taiwan is arguably the most sensitive part of the China-US relationship, and China has never renounced…

Putin: Russia, Japan could solve 70-year territorial dispute

  Russian President Vladimir Putin says that there is a “chance” to resolve a 70-year territorial dispute with Japan during an upcoming visit to Asian country. Moscow and Tokyo have never formally signed a treaty ending World War II because of a dispute over the ownership of the Kuril Islands north of Japan. Putin told…