Defence

Beijing says US ‘too negative’ toward China

The US appears to be highlighting confrontation and playing down cooperation, Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press.
Le told The Associated Press in an interview that the two countries could tide over many difficulties by working together.

China poses single biggest geopolitical test for US in 21st century, says CIA Director

Burns made the remarks to members of the House Select Committee on Intelligence during a Congressional hearing on worldwide threats on Thursday.

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IAF commanders begin 3-day conference; review country’s security scenario

In his remarks, Singh complimented the IAF for its overall efforts to maintain combat readiness and its approach to deal with future challenges, sources said.

US, NATO troops pulling out of Afghanistan will raise tremendous concerns for India, say experts

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced that all American troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11 this year to end the country's longest war. Following suit, the North Atlanti

Left Wing Extremism: Neutralizing India’s internal threats

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) raised Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA), to combat the Naxals but time and again the force has suffered at the hands of these Naxals.

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Indo-Pacific construct reflects overcoming of Cold War: EAM S Jaishankar

In her comments, Australian foreign minister Marise Payne emphasised on the coronavirus pandemic response and recovery efforts.

He said the Indo-Pacific refers to a seamless world that was historically present in the form of Indian-Arab economic-trading ties and cultural influences from ASEAN nations like Vietnam and the east coast of China. (File image)

Maldivian foreign minister to begin two-day India visit on Thursday

Announcing the visit, the Ministry of External Affairs said it is expected to lend further momentum to the close bilateral cooperation.

"Foreign minister Shahid's visit is expected to lend further momentum to the close bilateral cooperation between the two countries," the MEA said in a statement. (Representative image)

India is a trusted partner; limited cooperation with Pakistan: Russia

The ambassador said Russia was very satisfied with the detailed discussion on a wide range of bilateral and international matters between India and Russia during Lavrov's visit.

Disrespect shown must be addressed diplomatically: Tharoor on US Navy’s operation in India’s EEZ

India on Friday had conveyed concerns to the United States over its Navy ship carrying out a freedom of navigation operation in the Indian exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

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Russia, India committed to S-400 missile deal: Russian envoy Nikolay Kudashev

The envoy also said that both Russia and India do not recognise bilateral sanctions as they are "illegal tools" of "unlawful and unfair" competition and pressure.

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Encouraged by disengagement efforts by India, China: Russia on eastern Ladakh

Russia on Wednesday said it was following developments at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, and is encouraged by India and China focusing on "disengagement efforts" and to promote co

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India will raise its climate ambitions but not under pressure, says Prakash Javadekar

Javadekar made the remarks during a speech after a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the French Embassy.

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Sri Lanka bans 11 extremist groups, including ISIS and al-Qaeda

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa under a special gazette notification issued on Tuesday proscribed the radical groups under the Prevention of Terrorism (temporary) Provisions Act.

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Ahead of US visit, China terms Taiwan exercises ‘combat drills’

Taiwan has complained over the proximity of repeated Chinese military activity, including fighter jets and bombers entering its air defence zone and a Chinese aircraft carrier exercising off the islan

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India under PM Modi more likely to respond with military force to Pakistan provocations: US intel report

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) in its Annual Threat Assessment report to the US Congress, said although a general war between India and Pakistan is unlikely, crises between

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China-India border tensions ‘remain high’ despite some force pullbacks: US Intel Report

China-India border tensions "remain high" despite some force pullbacks this year, the US intelligence community has told Congress, asserting that Beijing seeks to use coordinated, whole-of-government

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Equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine critically important to fight pandemic, India’s ‘vaccine maitri’ trying to ensure access to all: EAM

In an interactive session at the opening day of the Raisina Dialogue, which is being held virtually, Jaishankar also said that India's 'vaccine maitri' approach was trying to ensure no one gets left b

Safeguarding India’s EEZ: India to clarify interpretation of the sea laws and reinforce ocean surveillance

The Indo-Pacific is evolving as an important region for global naval powers due to various strategic advantages and mostly directed towards limiting the growing aggressive influence of China.

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EAM Jaishankar holds talks with French counterpart Le Drian

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday held extensive talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, covering all aspects of the bilateral strategic ties as well as regional and glob

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India-Kazakhstan explore joint production of military platforms for the three services

“Both India and Kazakhstan have inked a Strategic Partnership treaty in 2009, and a Defence and Military Technical cooperation 2015. The two countries have several projects in hydrocarbon, education

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Army chief Gen Naravane attends closing ceremony of multilateral counterterrorism exercise in Bangladesh

Indian Army chief Gen M M Naravane on Monday attended the closing ceremony of a multilateral UN-mandated counterterrorism exercise held in Bangladesh and praised the members of the Army contingent fro

SC rejects plea against dismantling of decommissioned aircraft carrier ‘Viraat’

The Centre had in July 2019 informed Parliament that the decision to scrap Viraat was taken after due consultation with the Indian Navy.

US Navy FONOPS in India’s EEZ more than a storm in a teacup?

These Freedom of Operations are also meant to assert that the oceans are ‘global commons’ and therefore there is no restriction on the presence of warships of any country

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Development and consolidation of Indian Defence Sector

The recently incorporated DAP-2020 seems to be the well-elaborated acquisition process ever introduced, with an unambiguous ambition to make India “Atamnirbhar- self-reliant”. I

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