Nepal not to join BIMSTEC military Drill in India

Nepal will not join the first-ever joint military drill among the armies of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) members, to be hosted by India next week, an advisor to the Prime Minister said here on Saturday. Kundan Aryal,…

China’s Navy Is Studying the Battle of Guadalcanal Here’s Why It Matters

China’s military has not had much combat experience in recent decades, and this is recognized among Chinese military leaders as a potentially serious problem. The reasons for this scarcity of battlefield know—how are obvious and might even be praise-worthy. It has been nearly four decades…

BRAHMOS JV SOARS TO INCREDIBLE HEIGHTS

A number of historic milestones have been achieved in the recent past, among them which caught world attention was undoubtedly the successful integration and test firing of the advanced BRAHMOS ALCM (Air-Launched Cruise Missile) system from the Indian Air Force’s Sukhoi-30 air combat platform on…

China Sending Triple the Number of Soldiers to SCO Military Drill Than India

The theme of the drill is “Preparation and Cooperation on Counter-terrorism among SCO Member States’ Militaries.” It is slated to be held from August 22 to 29 at Comprehensive Training Field No. 255 in Chebarkul, Chelyabinsk, Russia. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) military drill in…

China’s air force recruitments hit by poor eyesight of air force

A high rate of myopia or near-sightedness among school students is affecting recruitment of pilots for China’s air force, a leading military expert with the People’s Liberation Army has said, warning it is impacting national security. “As a country having a large population, China is…

Exercise Sea Breeze 2018 Kicks Off in Ukraine

The 18th iteration of Sea Breeze, an exercise designed to enhance interoperability among participating nations and strengthen regional security, kicked off following opening ceremonies in Odessa and Shiroky Lan training range, Ukraine. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Exercise Sea Breeze 2018 Kicks Off in Ukraine

THE SHAKY ACQUISITION OF COMBAT AIRCRAFT IN INDIAN AIR FORCE

There seems to be widespread scepticism among military air power experts in India regarding the future of the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) combat worthiness. At the heart of the matter is the process and speed of the induction of combat aircraft in the fleet. The…

To be a great power, India’s political weaknesses need to be Redressed

Following India in international affairs is a lot like following its cricket team. In the media and among the general public, successes are met with unquestioned adulation, and flag-waving. Just as easily, and often quite suddenly, setbacks result in woeful laments and self-flagellation. Meanwhile, old…

MACRON WANTS STRATEGIC PARIS DELHI CANBERRA AXIS AMID PACIFIC TENSION

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for the creation of a new strategic alliance among France, India and Australia to respond to challenges in the Asia-Pacific region and the growing assertiveness of China. On the second day of a visit to Australia, where he…