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How the US is countering China by increasing its military presence in Asia
World

How the US is countering China by increasing its military presence in Asia

The US actions stretch from Japan to the Solomon Islands. And they involve more and increasingly advanced military exercises in the region and additional troop rotations in key areas facing the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea

NATO chief stresses importance of Indo-Pacific partners amid security tensions
World

NATO chief stresses importance of Indo-Pacific partners amid security tensions

Stoltenberg made the comments as part of a visit to Japan, during which he pledged to strengthen ties with Tokyo to navigate an increasingly tense security environment triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and its growing military cooperation with China

Quad cyber group meets in New Delhi to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation
World

Quad cyber group meets in New Delhi to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation

Cybersecurity is one of the key areas identified by the Quad Leaders in advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific. During the meeting, participants discussed sharing threat information, identifying and evaluating potential risks in supply chains for digitally enabled products

Here is Japan’s military shopping list to take on China, Russia and North Korea
World

Here is Japan’s military shopping list to take on China, Russia and North Korea

The steps indicate Japan's rapid remilitarisation and also its gradual independence from US when its comes to security

US, Japan to discuss Indo-Pacific, Chinese aggression at Security Consultative Committee meeting
World

US, Japan to discuss Indo-Pacific, Chinese aggression at Security Consultative Committee meeting

The 2023 US-Japan Security Consultative Committee meeting, to be co-chaired by their respective foreign and defence ministers, would discuss security challenges in the Indo-Pacific and the Chinese aggression, among others, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Indo-Pacific idea created by US to rope in India, allies to contain China, says top Chinese diplomat
World

Indo-Pacific idea created by US to rope in India, allies to contain China, says top Chinese diplomat

The US, India and several other global powers have been talking about the need to ensure a free, open and thriving Indo-Pacific in the backdrop of China’s rising military maneuvering in the resource-rich region

India calls for peace, security and prosperity in Indo-Pacific at regional meet
India

India calls for peace, security and prosperity in Indo-Pacific at regional meet

IORA is the largest and pre-eminent organisation in the Indian Ocean Region with 23 Members and 10 Dialogue Partners. Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh reaffirmed India’s strong commitment to the strengthening of IORA to promote peace, security and prosperity in IOR as well as in the wider Indo-Pacific

What does Xi Jinping mean by ‘Asia-Pacific not being an arena for big-power contest’?
India

What does Xi Jinping mean by ‘Asia-Pacific not being an arena for big-power contest’?

Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasised that no attempt to wage a new Cold War would be allowed ‘by the people or by our times’, while addressing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit in Bangkok, Thailand

Climate sustainability in Indo-Pacific: Top priority for India and Australia
Opinion

Climate sustainability in Indo-Pacific: Top priority for India and Australia

India-Australia relationship has been one of positive transformations in response to common challenges faced by the region. The countries have become two prime examples of important liberal democracies that are shaping the future of the Indo-Pacific region

World

"India is one of America's indispensable partners... ", says US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen

India has recently also joined a US-led initiative to set up an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) and this move would help boost economic ties further

Nations like India, New Zealand must form post-colonial order to provide global stability: Jaishankar
India

Nations like India, New Zealand must form post-colonial order to provide global stability: Jaishankar

India, the US and several other world powers have been talking about the need to ensure a free, open and thriving Indo-Pacific in the backdrop of China's rising military maneuvering in the resource-rich region

Encourage India's weaning from Russian weapons, says US Congressional amendment
World

Encourage India's weaning from Russian weapons, says US Congressional amendment

The amendment to the National Defence Authorisation Act says that India faces immediate and serious regional border threats from China, with continued military aggression along the India-China border making it rely on Russia for immediate defence needs

US committed to ensure free, open and stable Indo-Pacific, says President Joe Biden
World

US committed to ensure free, open and stable Indo-Pacific, says President Joe Biden

Biden addressed visiting leaders from a dozen Pacific Island countries in Washington in the first-ever summit held to make the Indo-Pacific region safe and keep these island nations away from the increasing influence of China

Pentagon chief reaffirms India-US partnership, criticises China's 'unprecedented provocations in the Taiwan Strait'
World

Pentagon chief reaffirms India-US partnership, criticises China's 'unprecedented provocations in the Taiwan Strait'

During the opening remarks in Washington, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin recalled his recent call with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and said that the defence partnership between India and the US is going strong and from strength to strength

Quad members oppose unilateral actions that seek to change Indo-Pacific status quo
World

Quad members oppose unilateral actions that seek to change Indo-Pacific status quo

The foreign ministers met in New York City on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly to deepen Quad multilateral cooperation in support of advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific, which is inclusive and resilient

US, India will work to advance free and open Indo-Pacific: White House
World

US, India will work to advance free and open Indo-Pacific: White House

China is engaged in hotly contested territorial disputes in both the South China Sea and the East China Sea. China claims sovereignty over all of the South China Sea

India should also think about Pacific Ocean while discussing its maritime interests, says EAM S Jaishankar
World

India should also think about Pacific Ocean while discussing its maritime interests, says EAM S Jaishankar

Being the fifth largest economy, India should display confidence, "which is lacking because of our habits that keep us tied up", the minister said at a function to unveil the Gujarati translation of his book, "The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World"

China keeps close watch as two US warships sail through Taiwan Strait
World

China keeps close watch as two US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

The US warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait where the Chinese military has carried out its biggest exercises for several days in August, often crossing the median line that separated the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, which Beijing vehemently claims as part of it

Indo-US ties: Navy-to-navy cooperation most dynamic, significant, says Ambassador Sandhu
World

Indo-US ties: Navy-to-navy cooperation most dynamic, significant, says Ambassador Sandhu

These remarks came during the historic visit of INS Satpura to San Diego last week. “Navy-to-Navy cooperation is one of the most dynamic and significant components of our defence partnership. This is strengthening further, in the context of the Indo-Pacific,” Ambassador Sandhu said

Only mindsets uncomfortable with democratization of world affairs will dispute Indo-Pacific: S Jaishankar
India

Only mindsets uncomfortable with democratization of world affairs will dispute Indo-Pacific: S Jaishankar

Jaishankar spoke extensively on India's Vision of the Indo-Pacific at the Chulalongkorn University in Thailand