India News | Written by Vishnu Som | Wednesday March 4, 2015
Less than two months after the release of the US-India Joint Strategic Vision statement for the Asia-Pacific region during President Barack Obama's visit, one of America's top military commanders has made it clear that China has no right in opposing ...
Reuters | Sunday March 1, 2015
India has announced a modest 7.9 percent increase in defence spending.
India News | Reuters | Wednesday February 18, 2015
The government has cleared an $8 billion or Rs 50,000 crore plan to build India's most advanced warships, defence sources said, just months after ordering new submarines to close the gap with the Chinese navy in the Indian Ocean.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday February 4, 2015
India wants to use state-of-the-art US technology to boost the range and potency of a planned aircraft carrier, defence sources said, in a move that would tie their arms programmes closer together and counter China's military influence in the region.
World News | Reuters | Thursday January 29, 2015
The United States would welcome a move by Japan to extend air patrols into the South China Sea as a counterweight to a growing fleet of Chinese vessels pushing Beijing's territorial claims in the region, a senior U.S. Navy officer told Reuters.
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 4, 2015
China has reportedly built a 22-metre high wall around its navy base in the northeastern Liaoning province to protect the installation from being spied on from nearby "European-style" buildings.
India News | Vishnu Som | Tuesday December 23, 2014
India's new aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant (named after India's first carrier), has bust its budget by 600 per cent. It will now cost a whopping nearly Rs 19,000 crore instead of the original estimate of about Rs 3,000 crore.
World News | Reuters | Friday December 19, 2014
China will set up an offshore observation network, including satellite and radar stations, to strengthen the country's maritime power, the official China Daily reported on Friday, in a move that could exacerbate tensions in the region.
India News | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen; edited by Mala Das | Thursday December 4, 2014
Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan has said that terror threat from the sea is a "real challenge", adding that India is "fully prepared" to tackle a situation.
India News | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday December 3, 2014
India's Navy Chief Robin Dhowan today said Chinese activity has gone up "exponentially" in the Indian Ocean.
India News | Reuters | Wednesday December 3, 2014
India is speeding up its navy modernisation programme and leaning on its neighbours to curb Chinese submarine activity in the Indian Ocean, as the region becomes increasingly jittery over Beijing's growing undersea prowess.
World News | Reuters | Thursday October 23, 2014
China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defence minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming Beijing's diplomatic links with Tehran despite controversy over its nuclear pla...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday October 6, 2014
The Malaysian navy has launched a search for seven crew members after their gunboat went missing off Borneo island in rough seas, a top naval official said on Monday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 25, 2014
The Indian Navy is continuously monitoring the activities of the Chinese navy in the Indian Ocean region, Navy chief Admiral Robin Dhowan said on Thursday.
World News | Associated Press | Friday August 29, 2014
Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest-ever budget to bolster its ability to defend remote southern islands, including ones also claimed by an increasingly assertive China.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday August 28, 2014
China says it will keep responding to US military surveillance flights off its coast, rejecting American claims that one of Beijing's fighter jets acted recklessly in intercepting a US Navy plane last week.
World News | Reuters | Saturday August 23, 2014
The United States charged on Friday that a Chinese fighter pilot conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a Navy patrol plane in international air space this week, flying a few yards (meters) from the U.S. jet and performing acrobatic maneuvers around it...
World News | Associated Press | Saturday July 26, 2014
As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo sca...
World News | Reuters | Wednesday July 16, 2014
Pirates attacked a Malaysian oil tanker in the Malacca Straits and siphoned off its load, the Malaysian navy and officials said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of hijackings raising tension in Southeast Asia's busy sea lanes.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 24, 2014
Chinese warships will join US-led naval drills off Hawaii for the first time this week, in a significant but mainly symbolic effort by the two powers' fighting forces to make friends, not war.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 15, 2014
Malaysia's navy has fought off a pirate attack on a tanker off its east coast in the South China Sea, the International Maritime Bureau said on Sunday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 6, 2014
A Chinese navy plane crashed on a training mission over the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang, the official Xinhua news agency said on Friday, but did not say if there were casualties.
World News | Associated Press | Monday May 19, 2014
A Chinese navy survey ship is scheduled to start mapping the seabed off the west Australian coast this week as part of the latest phase in the search for the Malaysian airliner.
World News | Associated Press | Monday May 12, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. is deeply concerned about "aggressive" Chinese action in the South China Sea.