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.
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?
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
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
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
The Union Budget presented on 1 February had some fascinating and unexpected aspects.
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 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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Japan is increasingly wary of Beijing, which is seen by several countries in the region as growing aggressive in various sovereignty claims.
If the default assumption is that no deal is free from bribery or commission, the defence sector is a goldmine for easy money.