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From Vajpayee to Modi, BJP's national security policy has been consistent; Congress' claim of reduced defence spending fallacious
Politics

From Vajpayee to Modi, BJP's national security policy has been consistent; Congress' claim of reduced defence spending fallacious

Compared to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Narendra Modi adopted a vastly more muscular response to national security and does not hesitate to display just that.

Methodology, for article
India

Methodology, for article

If governments continue to misspend on defence even while signalling muscular foreign policies, the gap between intent and capability will continue to widen

US withdraws from 'absurd' 1955 treaty normalising relations with Iran; Mike Pompeo says 'we ought to have pulled out decades ago'
World

US withdraws from 'absurd' 1955 treaty normalising relations with Iran; Mike Pompeo says 'we ought to have pulled out decades ago'

In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said Wednesday it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the two countries. The move is a largely symbolic gesture that highlights deteriorating relations between Washington and Tehran.

Donald Trump demands NATO members up defence spends to 4% of GDP: But how much are they actually spending?
World

Donald Trump demands NATO members up defence spends to 4% of GDP: But how much are they actually spending?

Donald Trump at a NATO Summit, particularly in light of the caustic remarks he's made about the treaty organisation in the past, was always going to be explosive

Government admits to allocating less defence budget than forces' projection
India

Government admits to allocating less defence budget than forces' projection

In 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.

China's 'moderate' rise in defence spending is to make up for past deficiencies, will offer no threat, says govt
World

China's 'moderate' rise in defence spending is to make up for past deficiencies, will offer no threat, says govt

China’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

Union Budget 2018: Modi govt took the right decision by restricting defence spending and focusing on healthcare
India

Union Budget 2018: Modi govt took the right decision by restricting defence spending and focusing on healthcare

The Union Budget presented on 1 February had some fascinating and unexpected aspects.

Post-Krishna Ghati, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat discusses military strategy
India

Post-Krishna Ghati, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat discusses military strategy

A 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.

India among world's top five defence spenders overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia: Report
India

India among world's top five defence spenders overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia: Report

India 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.

Donald Trump promises huge boost in defence spending, 'leaner' government
World

Donald Trump promises huge boost in defence spending, 'leaner' government

Republican 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

Rethinking diplomacy: Here's an index that'll help you make sense of international relations
World

Rethinking diplomacy: Here's an index that'll help you make sense of international relations

If 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

Australia unveils 2016 Defence White Paper: Here's what it means for the Asia-Pacific region
World

Australia unveils 2016 Defence White Paper: Here's what it means for the Asia-Pacific region

If 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

Aimed at securing Australia's future, defence spending will rise to two percent of GDP
World

Aimed at securing Australia's future, defence spending will rise to two percent of GDP

Australia will raise defence spending to two percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) over the next seven years in a formal announcement to be made by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull later this week.

Japan approves a record $812 bn budget; on track to cut deficit in half
World

Japan approves a record $812 bn budget; on track to cut deficit in half

Shinzo Abe's cabinet approved on Wednesday a record $812 billion budget for the coming fiscal year while cutting new borrowing for a third straight year in a bid to balance growth and fiscal reform.

Spat just got real: Japan unveils largest ever defence budget amid China tensions
World

Spat just got real: Japan unveils largest ever defence budget amid China tensions

Japan is increasingly wary of Beijing, which is seen by several countries in the region as growing aggressive in various sovereignty claims.

Berlusconi is right, it's time to make defence commissions legal
Breaking Views

Berlusconi is right, it's time to make defence commissions legal

If the default assumption is that no deal is free from bribery or commission, the defence sector is a goldmine for easy money.

Asia's 2012 military spending to pip Europe's
World

Asia's 2012 military spending to pip Europe's

With the Pentagon explicitly refocusing its strategic attention on Asia, the annual Military Balance report said it was clear that a major historical shift was underway.