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Mar 21, 2018
Government admits to allocating less defence budget than forces' projectionIn the allocations for the Indian Air Force, the committee said for the current year 2018-19, the Air Force had made a projection of Rs 1,14,526 crore while the allocation is only to the tune of Rs 65,891 crore.
Mar 06, 2018
China refuses to release defence budget figures, but insists its military development is no threat to other countriesChina has no desire to overturn the existing international order and its increasingly powerful military does not constitute a threat to others, the spokesman for the country's ceremonial legislature said on Sunday
Mar 04, 2018
China's 'moderate' rise in defence spending is to make up for past deficiencies, will offer no threat, says govtChina’s “moderate” defence spending rises in the past few years have been to make up for past deficiencies and the country’s military will not threaten anyone
Feb 03, 2018
Union Budget 2018: Modi govt took the right decision by restricting defence spending and focusing on healthcareThe Union Budget presented on 1 February had some fascinating and unexpected aspects.
May 25, 2017
Pakistan defence spend may rise 30% but its real enemies are Chinese debt trap, povertyA steeper-than-expected rise in defence spend wouldn’t be good news for a crippled economy like Pakistan, largely running on Chinese aid.
May 04, 2017
Post-Krishna Ghati, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat discusses military strategyA national military strategy and a security framework will be finalised very soon to effectively deal with security challenges facing the nation, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Thursday.
Dec 12, 2016
India among world's top five defence spenders overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia: ReportIndia is among the world's top five defence spenders with its military budget at USD 50.7 billion, overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia, according to a new report released on Monday.
Sep 08, 2016
Donald Trump promises huge boost in defence spending, 'leaner' governmentRepublican Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to boost defence spending and deploy more active troops, fighter planes, navy ships and submarines as he works to convince skeptics in both parties that he's ready to lead the world's most powerful military
Mar 15, 2016
Rethinking diplomacy: Here's an index that'll help you make sense of international relationsIf the words 'diplomacy' or 'international relations' mean anything to you, you'll want to check out the Global Diplomacy Index (GDI) published on Tuesday by Lowy Institute for International Policy
Feb 27, 2016
Australia unveils 2016 Defence White Paper: Here's what it means for the Asia-Pacific regionIf the Asia-Pacific picture wasn’t complicated enough already, Australia’s 2016 Defence White Paper (see below) is likely to make matters a whole lot murkier. Aside from a proposed 84 percent increase in its defence budget over the next decade (from $23 billion in 2016-17 to around $42.4 billion by 2025-26), the white paper’s references to the South China Sea are likely to cause ripples in the region — particularly in Beijing