Category: World News

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…

After NSG Snub by China, India gets ready to test China centric nuclear-capable Agni-V Missile

NEW DELHI: India is getting ready to test its Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in its final operational configuration from Wheeler Island off Odisha after two years. Defence sources said preparations were on in full swing to launch the nuclear-capable Agni-V from its canister on a launcher truck towards December-end or early January . "There…

China and India set to drive a 10-year global arms race

Emerging global powers China and India are set to drive stronger defense spending over the next decade, according to a new report released by IHS Markit. Global military spending rose in 2016 to $1.57 trillion and annual budgets should return to pre-financial crisis levels by 2018. There is now a risk of an arms race…

India’s Tit-For-Tat for Chinese core interests could rile Beijing: Analysts

China’s clear disregard for India’s concerns and aspirations despite appeals at the highest level could result in New Delhi giving less weight to Chinese core interests, say analysts. Examples of India gradually growing less sensitive to Chinese concerns in recent months include allowing the US Ambassador in India Richard Verma and the Tibetan spiritual leader…

China Says Trump’s Taiwan Comments Cause ‘Serious Concern’

China's foreign minister warned that any moves to damage Beijing's core interests would be self-detrimental after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said he could use the way in which America deals with Taiwan as a bargaining chip. Wang Yi's comments late Monday came a day after Trump said in a television interview that he didn't feel…

Netanyahu says Israel ‘mightier’ as first F-35 fighter jets arrive

Netanyahu says Israel ‘mightier’ as first F-35 fighter jets arrive

Israel on Monday became the first country after the United States to receive the U.S.-built F-35 stealth jet which will increase its ability to attack distant targets, including Iran. The much-hyped arrival of the first two fighter jets was overshadowed by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's tweet that Lockheed Martin's (LMT.N) whole F-35 project was too…

China Should Build More Nuclear Arms To Prepare For Donald Trump: Chinese Media

China should "significantly" increase military spending and build more nuclear weapons as a response to US President-elect Donald Trump, an editorial in the nationalistic Global Times newspaper said Thursday. China should "build more strategic nuclear arms and accelerate the deployment of the DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile" to protect its interests, should Trump attempt to corner…

Geopolitical tensions flare as Beijing deploys Warships in Pakistan’s Gwadar Port

Beijing’s decision to deploy its warships and submarines in conjunction with the Pakistani Navy at Pakistan’s strategic Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea has set alarm bells ringing in New Delhi. The port features prominently in China’s 2,442-km, US$51 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which once completed in 2017 will open up cheaper cargo routes for…

American F-22 Raptor fighter jets lose anti-radar coating in syria

The US F-22 Raptor fighter jets, participating in a military operation in Syria, have started to lose coating, hiding them from radars, the Aviation Week news portal reported. The radar-absorbing coating on bodies of the aircraft warped and started to peel off. According to the US Air Force, climatic conditions in the area of usage…

Kashmir: Can Donald Trump solve one of the world’s most intractable conflicts?

US president-elect Donald Trump claims his deal-making chops are legendary. In 1987, he even wrote Trump: The Art of the Deal, which turned out to be a bestseller, even though his ability to rake in the big bucks has been critically questioned since. But can those deal-making skills be employed to resolve the seemingly intractable,…

Nikki Haley: Rising star or passing comet?

Of all the nominations that the US president-elect Donald Trump has announced for his potential cabinet, none has received as broad acclaim—nationally and globally —as his decision to appoint Nikki Haley, the first female governor of South Carolina and the daughter of Sikh immigrants, to the cabinet-rank position of US ambassador to the United Nations.…

Pakistan feels the heat at Heart of Asia meet

Amritsar: Pakistan appeared isolated on Sunday at the opening of the Heart of Asia ministerial conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling for strong collective action to defeat terrorist networks and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani attacking Islamabad for providing sanctuary to terrorists. Pakistan was defiant with its representative to the conference, Sartaj Aziz, calling for…

Trump Nominates Nikki Haley As Ambassador To UN – Analysis

The first American-born Indian-origin woman, Nikki Haley, made history in U.S. by being nominated to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, by President-elect, Donald Trump, on November 23. She is one of the two women in Trump cabinet, the other is, Ms Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education nominee. Haley, 44, born as Nimrata…

India and NATO: Partners in Arms?

Since the end of Cold War, India and NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) have been on trajectories that will likely converge in the not-too-distant future. Scholars and strategists, like Michael Rühle, Robert Helbig, M.K. Bhadrakumar, David Scott, and a few others argue for India and NATO to come out of their respective shells and…

Pakistan may procure 250 JF-17 Fighter to catch Almighty Indian Airforce

Pakistan wants to increase the number of its lightweight, multi-role JF-17 Thunder from the current 70 to 250, the Express Tribune reported, citing an official of the Pakistan Air Force. It was earlier reported that Pakistan Air Force has officially committed to procuring 150 JF-17, across all the three production blocks (Block-I, Block-II, and Block-III).…