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India-Vietnam defence ties get a major push: Decoding why Rajnath Singh’s Hanoi visit was so important
India

India-Vietnam defence ties get a major push: Decoding why Rajnath Singh’s Hanoi visit was so important

Vietnam is an important player in India’s Act East policy and also its Indo-Pacific vision

China to strike US bases in Indo-Pacific, aircraft carriers in war over Taiwan
World

China to strike US bases in Indo-Pacific, aircraft carriers in war over Taiwan

Every Pentagon war game has shown the PLA beating America with its biggest arsenal of longest-range missiles

Maintaining good relationship between India and China meets interests of both countries, says Chinese defence minister
World

Maintaining good relationship between India and China meets interests of both countries, says Chinese defence minister

Addressing the Shangri-La Dialogue, Chinese Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe also called for peaceful means for settling territorial disputes including those in the South China Sea

Chinese fighter jet J-16 'chaffed' Australian P-8A Poseidon surveillance jet over South China Sea
World

Chinese fighter jet J-16 'chaffed' Australian P-8A Poseidon surveillance jet over South China Sea

Relations between Australia and China have been poor for years after Beijing imposed trade barriers and refused high-level exchanges in response to Canberra enacting rules targeting foreign interference in its domestic politics

Australia accuses Chinese military of dangerous interception over South China Sea
World

Australia accuses Chinese military of dangerous interception over South China Sea

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said it was not unusual for Australia to undertake surveillance in the South China Sea, a region Beijing fiercely contests is its domain entirely, despite a 2016 Hague ruling

China plots fresh military exercises in South China Sea
World

China plots fresh military exercises in South China Sea

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on 26 May accused Beijing of raising tensions over Taiwan, which China claims as part of its territory

G7 countries reiterate concern over unilateral actions by Beijing in East and South China Seas
World

G7 countries reiterate concern over unilateral actions by Beijing in East and South China Seas

The G7 countries also raised the issue of human rights situation in China, particularly in Xinjiang and Tibet

PM Modi, Communist Party of Vietnam general secretary discuss Ukraine, South China Sea
India

PM Modi, Communist Party of Vietnam general secretary discuss Ukraine, South China Sea

In their telephonic conversation, the two leaders expressed satisfaction over the rapid pace of wide-ranging cooperation under the India-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

Beijing's military bases on three islands in South China Sea threaten littoral nations
World

Beijing's military bases on three islands in South China Sea threaten littoral nations

The information was provided by US Indo-Pacific commander Admiral John C Aquilino who said ‘China has upgraded fully their potentialities and the expansion of military equipment is definitely undermining the region’

14th India-Japan Summit: Bringing bilateral relations back into clear focus out of the fog of Ukrainian crisis
World

14th India-Japan Summit: Bringing bilateral relations back into clear focus out of the fog of Ukrainian crisis

Following the Summit meet, the Quad strategy as well as the wider India-Japan partnership are firmly on the rails

Russian roulette: Analysing the Ukraine war’s domino effect
World

Russian roulette: Analysing the Ukraine war’s domino effect

After the dust settles in Europe, the wind will blow towards the Indo-Pacific: That’s where the coalition of the like-minded need to come together to protect the free world

Vladimir Putin plays Ukraine card well, but will the West bend and accept his demands?
World

Vladimir Putin plays Ukraine card well, but will the West bend and accept his demands?

The US and Europe have termed Russia’s military intervention into Ukraine commencement of an offensive while hoping for a diplomatic solution

US Navy races to retrieve crashed F-35 before China can seize 'its most advanced' jet
World

US Navy races to retrieve crashed F-35 before China can seize 'its most advanced' jet

At least seven persons were injured in a US F-35 jet crash on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier in the South China Sea on 25 January

'Landing mishap': Seven soldiers injured after US F-35 jet crashes in South China Sea during military exercise
World

'Landing mishap': Seven soldiers injured after US F-35 jet crashes in South China Sea during military exercise

A US Pacific Fleet spokesman said he had no more details on what caused the crash, which remains under investigation, or whether the multimillion-dollar aircraft could be recovered

US lays out most detailed case yet against 'unlawful' China maritime claims
World

US lays out most detailed case yet against 'unlawful' China maritime claims

Releasing the study, a State Department statement called again on Beijing "to cease its unlawful and coercive activities in the South China Sea."

2021 Indian foreign policy: Looking back and then forward
World

2021 Indian foreign policy: Looking back and then forward

Indian foreign policy in 2021 faced challenges from an aggressive China, threat of terrorism in the Af-Pak region, loss of soft power, but came out successful

China getting more and more aggressive in Indo-Pacific region, says France's Florence Parly
World

China getting more and more aggressive in Indo-Pacific region, says France's Florence Parly

Stressing on keeping key maritime lanes free, the French defence minister said China was getting more aggressive in the Indo-Pacific region, more so, when it comes to the (South) China Sea

Why India and Vietnam need to further intensify their strategic relationship
World

Why India and Vietnam need to further intensify their strategic relationship

Vietnam is a neighbour of China and like India has strategic problems in the South China Sea with China

How global warming brings Indian Ocean Region together
World

How global warming brings Indian Ocean Region together

The Indian Ocean Region is one of the world’s most important arenas of geopolitical contest, but now global warming is forcing critical compromise

US, EU express concern about Beijing's 'problematic' actions in South China Sea
World

US, EU express concern about Beijing's 'problematic' actions in South China Sea

China claims sovereignty over Taiwan despite the island's self-governance for more than seven decades