Tagged: US

No North Korea missile will be capable of reaching US: Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to promise North Korea would not develop a nuclear missile capable of reaching US territory. His comments come a day after the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un, appeared to try to put pressure on Trump by announcing his country is in the ‘final stages’ of developing an intercontinental…

Formula for new NSG members leaves Pakistan Out India In: US Group

A draft proposal for accepting new members into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) paves the way for India’s entry but leaves Pakistan out, says a US-based arms control organisation. The Arms Control Association (ACA), Washington, also warns that relaxing membership rules will undermine non-proliferation. Last week, the US media reported that Rafael Mariano Grossi, a…

A shopping cart full of Foreign Guns and Fighter Jets

Despite the impetus to ‘Make in India’, the country continues to be dependent on imports to modernise its military as big-ticket deals show. Though the Union government has been pushing the “Make in India” programme and bringing in new guidelines to simplify defence procurements and promote domestic manufacturing, India continued to be dependent on imports…

Malabar exercise more bluster than real deterrence in East China Sea:- Chinese Media

Vice Admiral Joseph P. Aucoin, commander of the US Seventh Fleet, said earlier this month that India, Japan and the US are set to focus their next round of marine war games, the Malabar exercise, on anti-submarine warfare. The exercise has "assumed significance" at a time when "China has become more assertive, and their submarines…

Trump Calls UN ‘Just A Club For People’ To ‘Have A Good Time’

Three days after the United Nations adopted a resolution calling on Israel to halt Jewish settlement activity on Palestinian territory, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that the international body "is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time." The harsh criticism, which Trump made Monday while vacationing at his Mar-a-Lago…

China tense about Trump’s “complex game” of mending fences with Russia

BEIJING: China is getting increasingly worried about the possibility of a thaw in the relationship between the United States and Russia after president-elect Donald Trump takes office next month. Any improvement in the relationship would seriously hurt Beijing's foreign policy goals including its ability to deal with neighbors like Japan and India, experts said. "There…

Chinese experts worry Trump presidency might enbolden India to take tough stance

China is revealing its concerns that a Trump presidency in the US might encourage India to take stronger postures against Beijing. This is what explains the latest commentary in the Communist Party backed 'Global Times', asking India to understand China's ability to deal with the US. The paper published a scathing commentary questioning President Pranab…

Chinese Media Alarmed At Donald Trump Trade Adviser, Warn Of US Showdown

BEIJING:  Chinese state media on Friday expressed alarm and warned of a "showdown with the US" after President-elect Donald Trump named Peter Navarro, an economist who has urged a hard line against China, to head a new White House National Trade Council. Navarro is an academic and one-time investment adviser who has authored books such…

Trump calls for increased US nuclear capabilities

WASHINGTON: America must massively boost its nuclear capability until the "world comes to its senses," President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday, hours after a similar vow by Russia's Vladimir Putin. Trump made the statement on Twitter, without providing details or context, a day after meeting a group of Pentagon top brass, and shortly after Putin called…

Trump calls on Boeing to offer quote for F-35 rival

WASHINGTON: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump heaped pressure on Lockheed Martin Corp on Thursday, saying he viewed costs for the aerospace company's F-35 fighter as too high and had asked Boeing Co to offer a price for an older aircraft that lacks the same stealth capabilities. Trump posted his Twitter message a day after the president-elect met with…

Indo-US Joint Working Group on jet engine meets

India and the US have held yet another round of talks on possible collaboration in jet engine technology as both sides inch closer on the issue of defence cooperation. The Joint Working Group on Jet Engine Technology met last week at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base at Ohio. American Ambassador here Richard Verma said…

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…

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…

CPEC project reflects growing friendship between China and Pakistan: Will Trump be a game changer?

Pakistani media has hailed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project as a game changer. Pakistan is optimistic that China is about to transform their country with the $46 billion project. Interestingly, this corridor also runs through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), which is likely to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi uncomfortable. There is, however, a new player in…

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…