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‘China stole US intellectual property to emerge as military power’

This statement from US President Donald Trump comes in the wake of China increasing its military spending by 7% to $ 152 billion to deal with an increasing American presence in the disputed South China Sea region

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India

India to spend $130 billion to modernise military in next 7 years

India is planning on procurement of weapons, missiles, air defence system, fighter jets, submarines, warships, drones, surveillance equipment

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World

Pakistan military to cut defence budget due to nation’s cash crunch

Pakistan in 2018 was the 20th biggest military spender in the world; PM Imran Khan appreciated military’s voluntary decision to cut its budget

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Xi Jinping wary of United States or threat to India? Chinese military asked to be combat-ready

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered the army to enhance its combat readiness to make sure it is always ready for a battle, saying risks and challenges are on the rise as the world is facing a period of major changes never seen in a century, state media reported Saturday. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the […]

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India

US suspends military training with Pakistan

Islamabad: The Trump administration has suspended more than a decade-long military training programme of Pakistani personnel at the US institutions, a media report said today, days after Islamabad and Moscow signed an agreement to allow Pakistani troops to receive training at the Russian defence centres. Pakistan and Russia signed an agreement on Tuesady at their first […]

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India

Pak PM Abbasi seeks debate on civil-military ties, judiciary

Islamabad: In an unusual move, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has called for a national debate on the future civil-military relations, the role of the judiciary and other state institutions in the country. Addressing a news conference days before the end of his term in office, Abbasi said the issue of civil-military ties would remain […]

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Israeli Army hits Iranian military targets in Syria

Jerusalem: The Israeli Army said on Thursday that it had hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight after rocket and missile fire toward its forces which it blamed on Iran, marking a sharp escalation in tensions. “The Israeli military has struck dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria,” Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus […]

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Editorial

China Must Be Wiser In Choosing Friends

The Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping meet in Wuhan might make for as great optics as the duo’s Sabarmati Ashram session. However, little has been realised in the India-China bilateral relations — to the satisfaction of both the sides — since the two countries fought a bitter, avoidable war in 1962. Beyond what satisfies diplomats, that is. […]

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Aircraft Choices: Don’t Fall For American Sales Pitch

India must talk to the United States the way two business houses on the verge of a deal interact with each other. The two-decade-old process of improvement in the bilateral relations notwithstanding, the Americans are yet to appreciate fully the value of India. The virtual offer from a top defence officer of the United States […]

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India

Trump signs order to deploy military along US-Mexico border

Washington: United States President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order directing the deployment of the military along the US-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration, asserting that the situation had reached “a point of crisis.” The announcement came a day after Trump said he intended to deploy the National Guard to the US-Mexico border until […]